Listen while you work
Last week Simon Houpt, of the Globe and Mail wrote an interesting piece called “In praise of older relationships”. He quoted Shelly Brown, president of the Toronto-based ad agency Zig, as saying “I think we live in a culture where...
One month after starting my own blog some of my colleagues have asked me how I feel about it so far. After reading an article about the comments of a CEO of a global public relations firm who recently stopped...
As a member of the Institute of Corporate Governance, I follow governance issues quite closely. More and more of our work at H&K involves working with corporate boards of directors. So I couldn’t help but to be interested in recent...
So You Think You Can Dance
As the leader of Prime Minister Harper’s debate team for the past three federal elections, I had to inform the party recently that I would be unable to do a fourth because of rule changes governing lobbyists involvement in election...
Letting Ethics Be Your Guide
The lobby industry just can’t seem to get a break. Each government since Brian Mulroney has tightened the lobbying rules in an effort to minimize the perception of conflict and improper influence. Usually these changes come after real or imagined...
Bringing the Olympics to Québec City
It may seem a little ‘eager’ on our part, but our Québec team and I met this week to discuss a plan of action for helping Québec City secure the 2022 or 2026 winter Olympics. Coming off the very successful...