Shannon Susko Blog

Do you have 100% Confidence in your Business Strategy? - Learn the system that increases confidence and your business's value

"WHY YOU NEED A 3HAG TO REACH YOUR JIM COLLINS BHAG" - The 3HAG Feature by The Growth Falculty

My Thoughts on Joining a Community of Canada’s Most Iconic Women Leaders

SWIMLANES! Diving into this Game-Changing Tool and its Debut on Metronome Growth Systems Platform

Are You Investing Enough in Team Learning and Team “Practice”? Here Are 5 “Drills” to UP Your Team Education Game in Your Company to Get a Team Win.

The Missing Piece to Achieve Trust Within Your Teams. Answering What It Is, Why It Is So Hard To Get, And HOW To Get It!

Meetings: Its more than just their rhythm, it's about what you talk about in them! THE BRUTAL FACTS!

Who has time for The 10,000 Hour Rule of Mastering anything? Why you don’t need 10K hours to ride the road of Mastery.

Have you ever “Double Clicked” like this before?  7 Steps to get clarity on your 3HAG Success for your and your team

The “obvious” leadership style will drive your businesses to success


Is it “Good Enough” for now? The question you need to ask after “Gutting It Out”.

So you’re setting goals, but are you “gutting it out” enough? The 14 questions you need to answer today, to reach your goals in business and life.

My Favourite Question As A CEO and How It Led My Companies To Success - I Hope It Becomes Yours Too!

You can’t grow your company without growing your people. The 3 Key Systems that High Growth Companies need to WIN

12 Steps to Achieve Predictable Profit Through Disruption

Is setting "wild ass" stretch goals motivating your team or impeding them from hitting their marks? Can dreaming BIG get too BIG? 5 Steps to making those dreams achievable

If you registered for a marathon, you would train for it. So why are you setting 10-30year goals and not training to reach them?

3 Lessons I Have Learnt as a Female Founder

As a CEO, why are you still leading sales? 6 Steps to find an accountable sales leader and be a full time CEO

The key difference between dreamers and doers: the courage to predict

4 reasons why coaches on the Metronome Growth Systems (MGS) platform are seeing success in their business


LET’S HUDDLE: 8 facts about daily team meetings and WHY "THE HUDDLE" WORKS!

Are you AWESOME everyday? 3 Foundational Rules to live by……..

New Year Resolutions Drive Me Crazy: 6 Key Questions to Create your Personal One Page Plan for 2017

Sparkle and Grit: Do you have it?

Scaling Up to Drive Predictable Profit!  Have Fun and be Free!

It's Back to School Time!  Do you have your learning plan for the year set?

Last week's 3HAG Workshop with @AequilibriumInc

Create Predictable Profit by David Greer

"There's No Such Thing As Stress—Here's What's Really Bothering You"

"We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires"



My Interview With The Awesome Tara Ferguson

"How These Entrepreneurs Found Success in an Industry They Knew Nothing About"

What Guy Kawasaki learned from working with Steve Jobs

The one question to ask before accepting a job.

"30 Websites That Will Make You Unbelievably Smarter"

Dating Advice From Mark Zuckerberg

"18 Ways to Create Good Habits — and Eliminate Bad Ones — for Life"

"Germany is the world’s strongest economy"

Steve Jobs Documentary "The Man In The Machine"

"New proposal for Yahoo’s turnaround: get rid of Marissa Mayer, 75% of staff, and lavish perks"

"This Entrepreneur Also Paid All His Employees a Living Wage and It Worked"

"Here Is the Exact Cost of a Toxic Employee"

"35 Things You Should Know Before Becoming “Successful” "

"Jeff Bezos Made $29.5 Billion This Year, More Than the GDP of These 67 Countries"

"Why This Company Just Gave Every Employee a $100,000 Bonus"

"The Strategy That Led Starbucks's Stock Price to Jump 50 Percent"


"TED wants to teach us to pay attention again"

"This Japanese Entrepreneur Made $1 Billion By Putting Recipes Online"

"Time Person Of The Year 2015 Angela Merkel"


"13 tricks to lead a simpler, happier life"

"Scientists just discovered a key reason why 'jerks' often succeed at work"

"How To Grow The Purpose-Driven Workforce"

"The same trend that made Lululemon is now bringing it down"

"Here's What Really Happened at That Company That Set a $70,000 Minimum Wage"

10 Reasons To Get Your Huddle On! Watch the video


"7 Desires That Drove Me Out of 9-to-5 Banking and Into Entrepreneurship"

"Facebook Is Keeping You From Being Happy, Study Suggests"

"Australia’s youngest entrepreneur takes on world with diabetes invention"

"5 Ways Remarkably Successful People Spend the Weekend"

"Crayola launches its first coloring books ... for adults"

"50 Ways Happier, Healthier and More Successful People Live on Their Own Terms"

"The future of medicine is food"

"Being Dishonest About Ugliness"

"20 Quotes On Leadership Every Entrepreneur Should Follow"

"How To Build A Business That Matters"

"How This Student Entrepreneur Started 4 Business & Partnered with the FIFA World Cup"

"Starbucks is so successful in one area that even Apple should be jealous"

"The World Cracks Down on Social Media"

"Forget Business School--Just Watch These 10 TED Talks"

"11 startups with more innovative perks than pingpong tables and beer kegs"

"The inside story behind Apple's secret code names"

"Why You Don't Have to Play Dirty to Make It in Business"

"One simple change improved all of my relationships"

"15 Mind-Blowing Statistics Reveal What Happens on the Internet in a Minute [Infographic]"

"10 Questions That Will Transform Your Life"

"A New York sixth-grader is selling really strong passwords for $2 each actually are for you"

"The optimum salary for happiness is £49,000, apparently"

"The Life and Death of an Amazon Warehouse Temp"

"BALLMER: Amazon is not a place people want to work"

3HAG: 3 Year Highly Achievable Goal – What is yours? 6 Steps to find yours

"Sore loser Airbnb floods San Francisco with a passive-aggressive ad campaign"

"Apple Cleaning Up Act in China With More Renewable Energy"

"A 23-year-old Google employee lives in a truck in the company's parking lot and saves 90% of his income"

"16 Quotes From Successful People About Self-Improvement"

"The 25-Year-Old Serial Entrepreneur Trying to Find Millennials Better Jobs"

"Amazon is suing more than a thousand fake reviewers for dishing out unearned stars"

"This is how the Goldman Sachs analysts who got fired were cheating"

"7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting"

"10 Ways Sheryl Sandberg, Arianna Huffington, and Other Successful People Spend Their Free Time"

Why is continuous learning a key trait of the most successful companies? 6 steps to consider.

"ANALYSTS: Walmart is finally paying the price"

"A New York restaurant empire is finally ending the injustice of tipping"

"Read the Letter Twitter’s CEO Sent to Laid-Off Employees"

"Here’s How the Most Powerful Tech CEOs Stay So Productive"


Why did I not care that I was a "girl" while doing cool sh*t?

"What It Takes to Build a Tech Company When You Have No Technical Background"

Elizabeth Holmes' Makers Interview

"Why some 13-year-olds check social media 100 times a day"

"Controversy over this Whole Foods store highlights the company's biggest problem"

"Startup Lessons From Breakout Entrepreneurs"

THE HUDDLE - The Meeting All Businesses Should Be Having

"Breast Cancer Pioneer Dr. Susan Love On Being the Doctor and Becoming a Patient"

"8 min read 11 Beliefs Ultra-Productive Entrepreneurs Share About Time Management And Business"

"Productivity the Richard Branson way"

"My family went screen-free for a week to re-learn how to talk to each other"

"101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It"

"How Growing Up With Nothing Equipped Me to Run a Billion-Dollar Company"

"Amazon plans to ban Apple and Google video-streaming devices"

"8 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive"

"Twitter will ruin the one thing that makes it stand out by changing its 140-character limit"

Thought of the day - Mistakes

14 year old girl climbs everest

SheEO Venture Is accepting applications

"20 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Truly Be Yourself Read"

"Technology is not ruining our kids. Parents (and their technology) are ruining them"

Whistler Celebrates International Day of the Girl

"The Average Canuck Female" - via BIV.COM


Does your "village" include a hockey team?

Fortune's 40 Under 40

"What the heck is Angela Ahrendts doing at Apple?"

"76 Percent of Employees Are More Productive When They Leave the Office"

"Consumers View 5-Star Reviews as Too Good to Be True"

"A complete guide to designing your morning routine to double your productivity"

"7 Scientific Reasons You Always Feel Like You Don’t Have Enough Time"

"25 quotes from Bill Gates that take you inside the mind of the world's richest man"

if you've never failed, you've never tried anything new

"The Future Project - an organization committed to helping young people realize their dreams"

Richard Branson's Post for International Day of Peace


Does it really take a “village” to grow a CEO?

"Inside the Mind of Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg"

"Tim Cook tells Stephen Colbert he hates 'opportunistic' Steve Jobs movies"

"How Playing the Long Game Made Elizabeth Holmes a Billionaire"

The Facebook Dislike Button Is Finally Coming

"3 Things Ultra Productive People Do Differently"

"Are Bosses Necessary?"

"8 Reasons to Avoid Outsourcing Overseas"

"Habits Of Famous Successful People In 5 Infographics"

"Marie Forleo and the High Art of People Pleasing"

"What You Learn From 5 Days With Richard Branson, Daymond John, and Tim Ferriss"

"5 Jobs Every Entrepreneur Should Work Before Building a Business"

4 reasons why Disruptors are innovative service providers

"The Sharing Economy Comes to the Farm"

"10 Things Productive People Do Before Bed"

"The benefits of being selfish"

THOUGHT OF THE DAY - How failiure shapes our future

"Here's what it's REALLY like to work at Google, the 'world's most attractive' employer"

Vanity Fair's New Establishment List for 2015

"What Makes Uber Run"

"Why Food, Sleep and Exercise Are Critical to Success"

"The 4 Types of Mentors You Need in Your Life to Succeed"

"Jeff Bezos’ email to his employees shows Amazon’s leadership problems are only beginning"

"Amid mounting evidence that plastic food wrap harbours a host of toxins, even doctors are urging people to stop using it"

"CEO Marissa Mayer's Maternity Leave Is All About Business As Usual"

Want to make faster decisions? Here is how

THOUGHT OF THE DAY - The importance of being humble

"Why Creating A Meaningful Morning Routine Will Make You More Successful"

"Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz reveals what it felt like to fire someone he respected"

"These Girls Are Changing the World, One Skateboard at a Time"

"Minecraft Billionaire on What Money Can and Can't Buy You"

"Netflix's former chief talent officer explains why hard work isn't enough to get ahead"

"How Giving Up Refined Sugar Changed My Brain"

"What It Takes to Be As Great as Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, or Richard Branson

"10 People Who Became Wildly Successful After Facing Rejection"

"How Steve Jobs Made Apple's Meetings More Productive"

"You Really Don’t Need To Work So Much"

"A self-made millionaire says these are the 4 things you should do once you achieve success"

"How the Social Mission of Ben & Jerry’s Survived Being Gobbled Up"

How do ‘A’ Players find an ‘A’ Player Boss? 3 things to consider

Thougth of the day - you are what you eat

"I Joined Google At 19. Here's What I Learned"


"I Tried to Nap at Work and Here's What Happened"

"How the Great Outdoors Can Increase Your Productivity"

"Inside the mind of a mazemaker"

"Starbucks' CEO Sent an Extraordinary Email to Employees During the Stock Market Chaos"

The major difference between organic and non-organic foods shows up in your pee

Bill and Melinda Gates: Why giving away our wealth has been the most satisfying thing we'v

"How Couples Therapy Brought This Company Back From the Dead"


"Meet the NASA Engineer Who Became an Astronaut—After Being Rejected 14 Times"

'Amazon and the Realities of the New Economy

"What I Learned When I Lost My Internship at Facebook"

As a CEO, what to do with team members who openly don’t get along

Companies Like Amazon Need to Run More Tests on Workplace Practices

8 Hugely Successful People Who Didn't Graduate College

A Simple Tip That Will Enable You to 'Read' a Lot More Books

Organic Juice Startup Suja Adds Unlikely Partners: Coca-Cola, Goldman Sachs

7 Amazing Things That Happen to Your Body When You Give Up Soda

If everyone was as healthy as people in B.C., Canada would save billions

Why startups fail, according to their founders

Sarah McLachlan Makers Feature

Jeff Bezos Responds to Criticism of Amazon's Working Conditions

Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace

How to Be a Fit Rock Star at Any Age

Every Family's Business - recommended reading

Wisdom from a 93 and 88 year old

Kraft Heinz cutting 2,500 jobs in U.S. and Canada

Farmers Are Generating Renewable Energy And Making Money -- Thanks To Cow Poop

Switching roles – Are you Mrs Breadwinner? 3 things to consider

The World's Youngest Billionaires 2015

Clean Energy Jobs Now Exceed Oilsands Jobs In Canada: Report

3 Reasons Why One Company's $70,000 Minimum Wage Hurt Everyone Who Got it

10 Things the Smartest People Never Do

9 tech companies that came back from the dead to become wildly successful.

10 Examples of Companies With Fantastic Cultures

Darn Good Business: How a Yarn Company Grew from $16k to $1M in Six Years

Inside The Creative Office Cultures At Facebook, IDEO, And Virgin Airlines

What Steve Jobs Taught Me About Being a Son and a Father

What I Learned on My (Swedish) Paternity Leave

THOUGHT OF THE DAY - insecurities

Happier Students Get Higher Grades in School, Research Says

9 Things Warren Buffett Says You Should Do to Be Happy and Successful

Uganda named the world's most entrepreneurial country

Got a Business Idea? Here are 11 things to consider before starting your business.

Netflix Announces Unlimited Maternity and Paternity Leave Policy

Why Perfectionists Are More Prone to Burnout at Work

The World's Richest Women In Tech 2015

Surprising Sleep Habits of Highly Successful People

Low-wage workers turn to coding to find lucrative jobs

How a 16-Year-Old Dropout Built a $7 Billion Fortune

12 Things People Regret The Most Before They Die

Why This Founder Is Sharing $27 Million With His Staff

Artists turned an entire Mexican neighborhood into a colorful mural

Google tried to buy a meatless burger company (and was rejected)

More Universities Are Trying To Figure Out How To Teach Entrepreneurship

Do you have a TOXIC BOSS? 3 Actions to consider...

Google's New Tool To Cut Waiting Time

Recommended Reading: Power Score by Geoff Smart

Uber’s problems could send shockwaves through the on-demand economy

19 Amazing Photos Spotlight NASA On Its Big Day

Becky Hammon Makes History for the Second Time In the NBA

Drawing A Line From The Chinese Stock Market To Your Wallet

Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000

24 People Who Became Highly Successful After 40

Netflix Refines Its DVD Business, Even as Streaming Unit Booms

Want To Fill Your Team With Top Performers? Be One Yourself

The World's Most And Least Violent Countries, Mapped

a 5 mb ibm hard drive 1956

Amazon is now worth more than Walmart

Top 5 Reasons to Find a Strategic Execution Framework to Grow your Company – FAST!!

Why your staff are keeping secrets from you


Grit — not talent, not intelligence — is the key to success.

EX Burberry CEO finishes her first year at apple

Google Cofounders Page and Brin Just Made About $8 Billion In a Day

Best Career Advice From the Greats

Apple employees reveal 15 awful things about working at Apple

Blockbuster's CEO once passed up a chance to buy Netflix for only $50 million

Phoenix's plan to turn trash into cash!

How to deal with a toxic coworker

Thought of The Day by Mark Twain

Great Business Idea- Uber For Kids

101-Year-Old Woman Scale Down a Building

To keep your best tech workers, try doing 'stay interviews via Fortune Magazine

Empathetic Leadership of Nintendo's CEO: RIP Satoru Iwata

Thought Of The Day: Confidence

How to Set Boundaries With People Who Want to Pick Your Brain

5 Reasons You Need to Get a Walking Desk Right Now

Richard Branson on Finding Your Passion Project

Airbnb’s Secret To Scaling In Cuba

The Benefits Of Being In Nature Every Day


Why Trust and Cooperation Are Essential To Good Business - Ted Talk


"Why Steve Jobs Was No Lone Hero"

Successful Business Leaders Who Wake Up Early

What’s going on with the war on Big Food?

What did Billion Dollar Companies Look Like at the Series A?

Will Apple take out Google? Good read before the start of the weekend!

My AES NATION Interview

The most important lesson I've learned so far. ‪

Apple's New Music Streaming Service

Intresting Approach!

Great article by Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg, on the sudden loss of her husband.

Another great example of how compensating your employees will benefit your business.

How I feel about my job. :)

Success - Thought Of The Day

Thought Of The Day

Top Jobs In 10 Years

Steve Job's Office....

Becoming "Ultra-Productive"

Tips To Unclutter Your Life

Remember To...


Mysterious Marissa Mayer: 5 Things You Might Not Know About the Yahoo CEO

Exceptional Talent = A Players

Food For Thought by Bill Gates

THOUGHT OF THE DAY by Warren Buffet

Quote Of The Day by Steve Jobs

Writing a Memorable Business Positioning Statement


Become a Self-Aware CEO

Thought Of The Day

The Metronome Effect has made it to #1 on Amazon's Entrepreneurship bestseller list

GOALS - Thought Of The Day

Is Your Business Team Cohesive?


The Development and Growth of Your Human System


Separating Your Personal ‘Why’ From the Company ‘Why’

A System for Hiring Top Performers

Don’t Let Your Corporate Culture Become Lost or Forgotten


Know Your Market. Map Your Business Environment.


How to Be the Foundation of Your Organization


“Can you say your strategy in 5 words or less?”

Leave Your Comfort Zone - Thought Of The Day

Confidence Vs. Self-Esteem in Athletes

Great Habits - Bill Gates “Think Week”

Do What You Love - Thought Of The Day

Secret Sauce: How to find your "X-FACTOR"

Shannon Susko's Jennings Wire Interview

Whistler - Blackcomb Wants More Women In It's Boardroom

101.5 Whistler FM Shannon Susko Interview

Do What You Love - Thought Of The Day

Understanding Your Personal Purpose As A CEO

Excellence - Thought of the Day

Create a Rhythm for Success