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26 Personal Vision Questions

26 questions on personal vision

Vision boards surged in popularity for a few years and I often thought about creating one.  In fact, I still see posts from local business groups inviting people to come develop their personal vision boards.  I’ll admit I’m bit sceptical, the research suggests that vision boards are only effective if they are also supported by […]

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5 Tips For Finding Joy in Your Work

  Have you ever met someone who just loved her job?  Someone who doesn’t mind working late and regularly starts early. That person that does their work steadfastly and without complaint. I’m not thinking about a rock or movie star.  Don’t think of glamorous positions or even high earners.  This is about that restaurant server […]

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Visual Meetings – How To Bring Meetings To Life

How to use visuals to make meetings more interesting and engaging

Several years ago I was at a conference on systems thinking (essentially, understanding how things connect) and during the plenary sessions I noticed that tucked away to one side was a woman busily working on capturing the meeting proceedings in images. I was mesmerized. As the session progressed I kept looking from her to the […]

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Build A Pitch – 3 Online Elevator Pitch Builders

The search for the perfect elevator pitch is something that preoccupies entrepreneurs, students, job seekers and many others. There are probably a million articles online that talk about how to build a strong elevator pitch. With a push towards automation, I anticipated finding dozens of tools that could build the pitch for you and while […]

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Time Keeps on Tricking

Time and I have never been great friends. Not surprising coming from a champion procrastinator, still, I haven’t had as much patience for Time as I’d like. It’s not that I expect to love the way Time operates, but it’s just that Time has always struck me as being a little skittish. You’re in the […]

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What Do Work Nightmares Tell Us?

Since today is  Halloween, I couldn’t resist taking a look at nightmares.  Work nightmares in particular.  These night terrors fall into two categories for me, waking horrors, things that happen at work that embarrass or freak you out, such as calling your boss by your spouse’s name during a meeting, (I won’t touch the Freudian implications of that one). […]

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5 Great Programs That Add Pop To Presentations

PowerPoint is a great presentation tool.  It’s flexible, powerful and easy to use. It’s also one of the most misused tools. Poorly constructed slides filled with tiny font. Complex graphs meant to inform instead confound viewers.  Unfortunately, some blame the tool for the failures of the user. This post isn’t offering alternatives to PowerPoint because […]

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9 Ways Social Media Does Good

We regularly hear about the destructive power of social media. There’s no doubt that it can create a variety of problems, but social media also has a positive side. Continuous Improvement Process: One of the most interesting aspects of social media is that it behaves like a continuous improvement process.  The algorithms of social media are […]

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What was the message?

Imagine planning a message for two months and then forgetting to deliver it.  Sound impossible?The following story really happened. The real estate group had been planning their presentation to the Minister of Industry for about two months.  They had prepared slides and organized who would speak first and who would address the series of itemized […]

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