Do You Hire Well?

Everyone complains about a lack of employee engagement these days. Yet, I have never met an incompetent person.  EVER. Sure, I HAVE met angry people, disillusioned people, frustrated people and even people in the wrong jobs. But never has anyone ever been incompetent, lacked talent, started the day plotting how to screw everyone, and nor

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Random Acts of Business Kindness

Random Acts of Business Kindness? There comes a point for most of us when we define our purpose in life. That which brings us the most joy. This exercise is neither a religious nor a woo-woo activity. It as a part of the maturity journey we are on. Some of us will get it and

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Find The Time, Finally Take Action

Is our problem finding the time?  Or finally, take action? In the last post, I told you about my laptop trials and tribulations.  Update:  it took sixteen days to be reconnected to the Borg finally.  Thank you to all of you who wrote in or called me with your thoughts and words of advice. I

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5 Smart Business Tips From The Great Bob Dylan

I have always considered myself to be a bit lucky. So lucky, in fact, that I was fortunate enough to have met and talked one-on-one with Bob Dylan for about half an hour. This was back in the 70s when he was just about the biggest thing out there. The story of how this came

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How a Mentor can be Invaluable

We often hear frequently the phrase, “Yeah but I don’t need a mentor” Or “You are my mentor”, (of course, we are not being paid.) And our favourite, “What exactly will you do for me that I can’t do for myself?” So let’s give you NINE Big Reasons why paying to have a mentor or

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Make Your Expertise The Sales Star Of Your Business.

This particular insight came after the preliminary work we did for a client. You see, the client is in a seasonal business and had discovered us a little too late since most of his commitments for this year were made. But one of the things that we talked with him about…the main thing, in fact,

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Social Media Marketing is a Huge Gamble

At the risk of sounding like a Tyrannosaurus, I want to explain why social media marketing is a huge gamble and in many cases a big mistake for most businesses. To do so, I must begin with a story. Many years ago, I was the general manager of a facility that made automotive liquids and

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The 10 Commandments Business of Communication

One of the key things I have learned from talking to both clients and people in the communications business over the years is that they believed that hardest thing to do is develop a methodology or personal business philosophy to help guide them on the long and winding road. A lot of these people tend

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Stay Stuck In The Past Or Prepare For The Future

When Charlene and I decided to create a business management partnership together we spent a lot of time talking about how we wanted that business to be seen. On the surface, when you put a highly experienced business analyst and a highly experienced marketing and communication person together, you end up somewhere in the spectrum

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