Category: Leadership

29

Sep2016
An appetite for knowledge and growth leads to excellence Pete Gibel has been with Staples Canada for nearly 25 years. After earning a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) degree at Wilfrid Laurier University, Pete worked at Hudson’s Bay Company ... Read More

09

Sep2016

Last Call for Nominations

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Time is just about out to nominate someone for the prestigious 2016 COPA Awards Program, which recognizes the amazing achievements of OP professionals over the course of the last year. We all know the hard-working individual or team that reaches for the stars or flies to the moon and back to ... Read More

09

Sep2016
The COPA Awards Program recognizes the outstanding achievements of OP professionals throughout the last year. The window for submissions is closing, so make your 2016 nominations before it’s too late! Winners will be announced at the COPA Stars Gala & Fundraiser in November. Keep an eye on our website for ... Read More

09

Sep2016
We all know the hard-working person or team that goes above and beyond to deliver amazing results no matter what they’re working on. You know, the ones who consistently knock their projects out-of-the-park with their great ideas and innovative ways of getting things done! Why not give them the recognition ... Read More

29

Oct2015

COPA Solution Group(s)

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Join one—or five—COPA solution group(s) to improve your business No matter how successful your company is, there is always room for improvement. There are many people on many levels who work together to achieve great things, and if each of us comes together to fulfill improvement – no matter how small ... Read More

22

Oct2015
“There’s no such word as can’t.” This has been the mantra of Terry Nevins, the winner of the 2015 Canadian Office Products Association (COPA) Individual Award of Excellence. Terry learned this important piece of advice as a summer student, while he was working for a sightseeing boat tour company on the ... Read More

23

Jul2015
While more than half of all employees report feeling overworked and even burnt out, the overwhelming majority—89 percent—of workers remain happy at their jobs and motivated to rise in their organization. These are some of the key takeaways from the inaugural Staples Advantage Workplace Index, a comprehensive report on workplace trends ... Read More

15

May2015
By Thomas Schinkel Any thoughtful consideration of the anticipated acquisition by Staples of Office Depot needs to take into account the multiple dimensions that drive the dynamics of this deal. For the purposes of this article, here are just a few examples: The Digital Age The Digital Age is eroding demand for ... Read More

02

Apr2015
Understanding How Recycling Regulations Affect Your Business Join COPA at the upcoming Knowledge and Business Conference on May 5, 2015 at the Toronto Airport West Hotel where Catherine Abel of the Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance (CSSA) will be discussing the impact of current and emerging Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations and ... Read More

19

Mar2015
by Brian Ray Let’s face facts, many individuals in corporate leadership positions have created the illusion for themselves that their ideas alone are the best and their word on every subject within their sphere of influence is final, no matter what. Even though evidence to the contrary can be staring them right ... Read More