Canada Leadership Training Expert

Mike Craig
Markham, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Concord, Scarborough, Canada

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How people are managed makes the biggest difference to how much your employees are engaged, and certainly the numbers: 70% of the variance across business units, regardless of industry, company size or location. Also, only 14% of CEOs have the leadership talent to execute their strategy, according to a recent EY forecast.
Unfortunately, Gallup studies indicate that only about one in 10 people possess the talent to manage in a way that significantly improves a company's performance. Besides the 1 in 10 with the talent, another two in 10 people show some characteristics of basic managerial talent and can perform at a high level if their company invests in coaching and developmental plans for them. The Impact: combined, they contribute about 48% higher profit to their companies than average managers do, Gallup finds.
Unfortunately, most training is money wasted: it is estimated that only 20-30% of all training is actually used on-the-job one month after it is taken. This means that most training is ineffective, poorly planned and implemented.
Crestcom training is different: it creates lasting behavioral change, and measurable impact on revenues, productivity, and costs. On average, participants say the ROI exceeds 640%. Why? It's largely our unique process. For over 30 years Crestcom has been developing managers into leaders with our award winning program, The Bullet Proof Manager. The proven methodology will enable your leaders to develop the 10 key leadership core competencies while implementing regular action plans resulting in a measurable ROI.
WHAT WE DO:
We help business leaders achieve their strategic initiatives and key goals through interactive leadership development that produces real results.
WHO WE ARE:
Crestcom is a leadership development company in over 60 countries for over 30 years. Over 25,000 companies, including hundreds in Ontario, have relied on us to develop their teams and over 1,000,000 leaders worldwide have benefited from our proprietary Bullet Proof Manager program.
HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT:
Over 12 months in live-facilitated sessions, we train 24 strategic core competencies in an interactive environment. Participants create relevant monthly action plans reviewed in monthly debriefs. Our process results in long-term behavioral change while holding participants accountable to measurable results. 98% of the participants enrolled in Bullet Proof Manager training have said it met or exceeded their expectations.
WHO IS MIKE CRAIG:
Mike is an accomplished business executive, having led two companies with full P&L responsibility, including president of AGFA Graphic Systems Canada, with extensive experience in functional senior executive positions in business to business and business to consumer organizations. Currently, Mike is President of Synergy Work Solutions Inc., an authorized licensee with Crestcom International, a global leader in management and leadership development. Since 2005, Mike, as the principal consultant with Synergy Work Solutions Inc, has acted as a coach, consultant, and strategic advisor helping businesses improve their numbers by increasing execution of top priorities, and their capability to produce consistent, superior results.
Besides being an award winning group chairman with the world’s largest CEO peer membership organization, Mike also has thousands of hours of practical application in one-on-one and group executive coaching and consulting situations.
Mike values contribution to the business and social fabric in his community, and spent many years coaching youth basketball. He currently serves on the Food Bank board of Directors and chairs their Capital Campaign Fundraising initiative, and Programs committee.
He has also served on Ryerson University’s Advisory board with the School of Graphic Communications Management, the Toronto Business Development Centre, a global leader in business incubation, the Alzheimer’s Society, Peace Ranch, and Dufferin Child and Family Services boards of directors.
Mike and his wife Mary live in the greater Toronto area, and have two thriving young adult children.

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Cultivating a Growth Mindset for Success

A person’s mindset determines how they manage change, create a strategy, and face challenges. It influences how we see ourselves and how we view the world around us. The belief that people can learn, grow and change is vital for organizations facing difficult economic, social and operational challenges. Importantly, we can all learn to change our mindset and look for opportunities instead of focusing on obstacles. Join host Jenn DeWall as she explores how we can all cultivate a growth mindset for success.

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Leading Through the Great Resignation

Between April and June 2021, a total of 11.5 million workers quit their jobs, and a recent Microsoft survey found that 41% of workers are considering leaving their current employer. Other studies indicate that at least half of the workforce is actively seeking new opportunities. These figures should alarm any leader, as turnover is costly and harms productivity and morale. The problem of employee turnover is nothing new. However, this extreme turnover rate is a different phenomenon and will require a new approach to recruiting, retaining, and managing talent in the workplace.

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5 Ways to Show Gratitude For Your Team

The holiday season is here, and during this time, many people take the time to think about what and who they are grateful for. Likewise, it is more important than ever for leaders to take time to show gratitude to their teams. Between April and June 2021, a total of...

Delegation: The Secret to Highly Productive Leaders

Have you ever noticed that some leaders seem to be able to be in two places at once? And their teams seem to get more done? The secret to multiplying your organization’s productivity is effective delegation. The ability to delegate effectively is a skill every manager...

""I have had the pleasure of having Mike coach me during my first years as president. He was able to help me identify and root cause issues, organize my priorities, identify opportunities for the business and mostly generate a plan to execute for results. Mike helped our business survive it's..." Read More

-Mark Volkmann , President
Metform International

""During the time I have known Mike, I have found him to be very helpful, focused, creative and highly qualified in helping executives to excel in the roles. He has helped me to look at my business from a different perspective."" Read More

-Farida Mirkalami , Founder
Rugman.com

""I have had more than 20 business interactions with Mike over the past 2 years, and have always found Mike to be professional, energetic, well prepared, and focused on adding value to the meeting. He engages well, and always asks the penetrating questions that draw insight and are goals-oriented. He..." Read More

-Bruce McAlpine , President
Fulcrum Search Science

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""I have had the pleasure of having Mike coach me during my first years as president. He was able to help me identify and root cause issues, organize my priorities, identify opportunities for the business and mostly generate a plan to execute for results. Mike helped our business survive it's most difficult time in history. I am still using the tools Mike provided and can.rely on him at a minutes notice to keep me on the right track.""

-Mark Volkmann , President
Metform International

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""During the time I have known Mike, I have found him to be very helpful, focused, creative and highly qualified in helping executives to excel in the roles. He has helped me to look at my business from a different perspective.""

-Farida Mirkalami , Founder
Rugman.com

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""I have had more than 20 business interactions with Mike over the past 2 years, and have always found Mike to be professional, energetic, well prepared, and focused on adding value to the meeting. He engages well, and always asks the penetrating questions that draw insight and are goals-oriented. He is a pleasure to work with.""

-Bruce McAlpine , President
Fulcrum Search Science

Contact Mike Craig

Contact Info

  • , Markham, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Concord, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
  • (416) 452-4987
  • (416) 452-4987

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Cultivating a Growth Mindset for Success

A person’s mindset determines how they manage change, create a strategy, and face challenges. It influences how we see ourselves and how we view the world around us. The belief that people can learn, grow and change is vital for organizations facing difficult economic, social and operational challenges. Importantly, we can all learn to change our mindset and look for opportunities instead of focusing on obstacles. Join host Jenn DeWall as she explores how we can all cultivate a growth mindset for success.

October 28th, 2021 at 10:00AM ET

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