Archives from: 16 January 2018
January 16, 2018
There is no doubt that social media is one of the strongest influencers in the world today… both personally and professionally. You have to look no further than LinkedIn to see professionals seeking input from other professionals; or to Facebook community pages where moms are asking other moms for parenting and medical advice. However, do we ever stop to truly understand the source of the information and the bias through which it is delivered? Everybody has a bias and an agenda and while they may not consciously understand that their responses are influenced by these biases, we, as consumers of social media, must be aware. We must challenge the information we find and those that provide their input. We must try to understand the bias of those who provide ...
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Entrepreneurs Should Welcome a Good Argument

November 16, 2017
“Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument.” -Desmond Tutu We have all been there… sitting in a board room, discussing a very important topic and feeling like you’re point is not being understood. This can be especially true and frustrating for entrepreneurs explaining their strategy that they believe will ...
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Where Do You Find Your Inspiration?

October 18, 2017
Inspiration is a powerful word for something that moves you to action. Perhaps it is a quote, perhaps another person that catches your attention and demands; but whatever the source of your inspiration, do not waste the moment or toss it aside. “Here are some favourite quotes that ...
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Is Morality in Business Dead?

August 1, 2017
“All’s fair in love and war,” but what about business? Think about this… if what’s financially right is at odds with what’s ethically right, what do you do? Take that one step further. What if you could guarantee that nobody would find out? Morality, What's in it for ...
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Versatility Keeps You Relevant

July 5, 2017
“There is nothing more constant than change.” Heraclitus According to futurist Thomas Frey, 60% of the best jobs in the next 10 years haven’t even been invented yet. What does that tell us? It tells us that to keep relevant, we all need to be versatile as individuals and ...
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Loyalty to Those You Do Business With

July 1, 2017
Loyalty, whether in your personal life or in business, is all about choice. You have the choice to stay with a company, or move on; you have the choice to bring a positive attitude to work every day, or bring drama; you have the choice to focus on ...
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Historic Homes: More than Bricks & Mortar

June 14, 2017
Being a part of a community is much more than an address; it is a commitment you make to bringing out the best in that community. If we look around our Canadian cities today, can we honestly say that we are building strong communities, or are we simply ...
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Body Language: Say More Without Words

May 28, 2017
Be mindful that your body language tells your story better than your words ever could. Imagine this scenario: You are early for an important business meeting (as you should always be) and have been asked to wait in the reception area until they are ready for you. You are ...
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The Challenge: Give More Than You Take

May 22, 2017
Roy Murad believes that “give more than you take” is an highly under-valued rule of business, yet is a consistent theme and guiding principle that has steered him to success. “I talk with my kids about the concept of give more than you take, not only as it ...
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What is Your Word Worth?

May 11, 2017
Many people today say that they are honourable and claim that they conduct business with integrity. However, when remaining true to your values is at odds with making a living or fulfilling a goal, do these same people stay true to their word? “Doing what you say you’re ...
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