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Category: Inspiration

Black History Month: Carrie Best

Photo courtesy of Berma Marshall. Rosa Parks wasn’t the first Black woman in American history to refuse leaving her seat for a white passenger. The

Black History Month: Elijah McCoy

English is full of expressions we use daily without questioning. Though many of these turns of phrases have problematic or disturbing origins, it’s fascinating to

Black History Month: Anne Cools

Photo courtesy of Senate of Canada. Writers and political scientists have often discussed what drives someone to a life of politics — be it circumstance,

Black History Month: William Hall

Photo courtesy of Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. On February 18, 2021, the official keel ceremony at the Halifax shipyard was held for the HMCS

Bon Tran: Be. Do. Have.

Bon Tran is a life coach and fitness trainer specializing in helping people achieve their weight-loss goals, make healthy transformations to their lifestyles, and achieve

Tips for Writing a Winning Proposal

You have decided to take the plunge and become a small business owner/ entrepreneur. Congratulations. You are joining the 1.14 million small business owners in

How to Connect with People

A lot of people would attribute the opportunities they’ve received to who they know. Who you know matters both in business and in life. Whether

A Champion’s Mentality

The Toronto Raptors shocked the sports world by winning the NBA Championship in June, but any devoted basketball fan will tell you that there wasn’t

One Day at a Time

When The Edge: A Leader’s Magazine first asked me to write a column on goal-setting and the importance of having a positive attitude in life, I’ll admit

Creating Healthy Habits

You know that you should eat better and exercise more. But there’s also a force pulling you in the other direction. That force is chocolate

Transformational Leadership

  Leadership is an oft-defined and widely studied concept. A cursory search of popular leadership quotes will produce definitions such as, “A leader is a

Ideas for Winter Pick-Me-Ups

  The holiday season is a time for joy and family, spending time with loved ones to celebrate what matters most, and general merriment. From

Mental Health in the Workplace

If you wake up dreading your workday, you’re not alone. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, 70% of Canadians are concerned about the

How to Be a Leader, Not a Boss

  As a leader, you want to inspire your employees, customers, and the world with your vision. Managing people and situations and making decisions effectively

Yahaya Baruwa: Stories of a Dreamer

  Yahaya Baruwa is a Nigerian-born, Toronto-based author and entrepreneur. Having decided on his path at just 21, Baruwa launched his own publishing company, Tapestry