Renshi's Performance Blog

What Makes an Entrepreneur

entrepreneur, ceo, leader


Conner Brown wrote a paper on entrepreneurship. Here it is.

Philip Uglow and Renshi Consulting Group

“It has to be fun or it’s not worth doing.”  (Uglow 2015)

Philip Uglow is an entrepreneur at heart. Phil has started several successful businesses, branching out on his own in his mid-twenties, leaving behind a lucrative family construction business. His entrepreneurial spark is fuelled by his passion for learning and curiosity with an intense focus on leadership and how to empower others.

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5 Public Speaking Mistakes CEOs Make


Stay away from these leadership presentation gaffes

It is abundantly clear that CEOs need to know how to speak publicly in a concise, attention-grabbing, attention-keeping, and inspiring way. It might be the requirement to address a board of directors, an opportunity to tell the company’s story on television, or a spot on a panel at an industry event; whatever form your next public speaking engagement takes, your business’s success is at stake when you take the stage.

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6 Steps for Acquisition Success


How to Maximize Improvement for Both Acquirer and Target After M&A

50% of acquisitions are unsuccessful. That’s scary for the acquirer who’s taken a financial risk, and perhaps even scarier for the often smaller and less veteran target. Even huge businesses, some of which are serial acquirers, make mistakes. Meanwhile, successful acquisitions can spell out major ROI for the acquirer and fat dividends for investors.

That’s why there’s always tons of speculation over which targets powerful companies might acquire.

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The One Resolution Business Leaders Should Make This New Year


The secret to sustained business goal progression this coming year might surprise you

I’ll just say it: in their typical format, New Year’s resolutions are stupid. This might be evident to you from personal experience, and if not, rest assured that the numbers speak for themselves: only 8% of people achieve their resolutions each year.

I know. I’m the Grinch Who Stole New Year. In that spirit, here are a few reasons the typical New Year’s resolution (NYR) is doomed to fail:

Unrealistic – NYRs tend to encompass a scope that’s simply unachievable: Increase productivity by 170%,

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Performance Improvement in the Long-Haul: Your Company in 100 Years


Artist Katie Paterson created a project that won’t be seen for a century. See how this idea is significant to your business’s performance today.


On a flight last week, I opened a left-behind fashion magazine and read an unexpected gem: a short piece about a Scottish artist named Katie Paterson, who has conceived of a fascinating project in Norway:

“A thousand trees have been planted in Nordmarka, a forest just outside Oslo,

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5 Exclusive Employee Engagement Strategies


Performance improvement expert reveals how to make a real difference at the frontline

I recently had the pleasure of catching up with Phil Uglow, President and CEO of Renshi Consulting Group. We chatted about what it takes to meet every company’s big goal: reducing cost and improving profit. It turns out that the process of meeting this lofty objective begins—and ends—with investing in the involvement and inspiration of the hard working folks on the frontline.

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Performance Fail!!


Can Organizational Failure Do Good?

It’s one of the most commonly quoted statistics in the sector: 9 out of 10 businesses fail within the first year. Regardless of whether or not it’s accurate, this popular trope reflects upon the important reality that failure is a vital part of life in business.

Enjoying the privilege of work in a company that stands squarely in the land of the living? You’re probably still all too familiar with smaller moments of failure,

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Why You Should Travel to Far-Off Places


Seeing the World Makes Good Business Sense

Everyone likes a vacation. Who can deny the pure joy of that initial throw-your-flabby-torso-into-a-deck-chair moment, and the subsequent hours and days of mind emptying idleness? While recent research suggests that traditional relaxation vacations are beneficial both to individual health and to the prosperity of business, it is important to balance R&R with discovering new horizons. That’s right, you should venture beyond the beach resorts and bed and breakfasts and endeavour for a more active adventure at a remote destination.

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Candide the Opera – Relevance to Modern Business


How Candide can help you reduce turnover and capital costs.

I went to see the Opera Candide last week. It was presented by the Calgary Opera Company, @calgaryopera, and I enjoyed it immensely. I am not sure why I love opera, but I do. Perhaps, it’s because there is so much going on. The music, the sets, the costumes, the actors, etc. Or, maybe, it’s just that the opera is so darned “racy.”

Modern Day Relevance

At the end of the performance,

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Hadfield on Living a Good Life

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Tips from Astronaut Chris Hadfield on How To Live a Good Life.

During my recent holiday, I read Chris Hadfield’s book “An Astronauts Guide to Life on Earth.” Mr. Hadfield tells the story of achieving his lifelong goal to be an astronaut and the lessons he learned along the way. Lessons useful in everyday life. I thought I would share a few of Hatfield’s thoughts with you.

Keep Working the Plan

“things are never as bad (or as good) as they seem at the time”

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