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Saturday Morning Chit Chat, Laugh it up…at work

Posted on August 24, 2013

I like to laugh. I like to laugh a lot, and I have one of those laughs that you can hear down the street.  I’ve been told it is infectious. Actually, my husband was once told by new neighbours that they loved his wife’s laugh.  They could hear it through their closed windows in the […]

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8 Tips On What To Do In A Communications Crisis And 9 Tips On What Not To Do

Posted on August 20, 2013

Over the last several weeks I have watched with some amazement as various communications crisis’ have unfolded in the media.  My amazement isn’t over the incidents that triggered the crisis’, though many of them would certainly give you pause, but rather over the way the crisis’ were managed. The reaction from the train company, Montreal, […]

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Have We Run Out Of Stories?

Posted on July 23, 2013

Vulture recently posted an article about the demise of the blockbuster. In it, Gilbert Cruz itemizes all that’s wrong with Hollywood’s blockbuster system from a lack of imagination to the high cost of production.  It seems our preoccupation with rehashing old stories in a spectacularly expensive way is beginning to wear thin. The article prompted […]

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The Tool For Making The Perfect Elevator Pitch

Posted on July 16, 2013

During my travels through the internet, I came across a rather interesting tool from the Harvard School of Business. The toolhelps you to build the perfect elevator pitch. OK, it may not make the perfect pitch, you actually need a human being and some passion for that, but what it does nicely is get you […]

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Personal Paradigms, The Good, The Bad & The Impact

Posted on July 9, 2013

They say that goldfish have a memory that’s about 10 seconds long, no doubt a gross exaggeration but for argument’s sake, let’s say that’s true. With a memory that short, they would be forever rediscovering the world around them. They would have no operating principle to help them navigate. Without personal paradigms we’d be very […]

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Personal Paradigms, The Good, The Bad & The Impact

Posted on July 9, 2013

They say that goldfish have a memory that’s about 10 seconds long, no doubt a gross exaggeration but for argument’s sake, let’s say that’s true. With a memory that short, they would be forever rediscovering the world around them. They would have no operating principle to help them navigate. Without personal paradigms we’d be very […]

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How To Build Coalitions

Posted on July 2, 2013

You carefully research your topic, spend hours writing an amazing article. Edit and then re-edit, checking for accuracy and flow. You take the time to create original images or you search through hundreds of images until you find the ones that speak perfectly to your issue.  You work out which platforms you will use to […]

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The Power and Pain of Polling

Posted on June 10, 2013

In North America we poll on almost anything we can imagine. What do we think is the softest toilet paper?  What’s our favourite soft drink? How do we like our spaghetti? Who do we think we’ll vote for in the next election?  We would all like to believe that polling results are either completely useless […]

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Does Being A Lefty Or A Righty Make You A Better Boss?

Posted on June 4, 2013

Are you a right brain thinker or do you use your left brain? Which do you think makes you a better leader? My book club is currently reading Daniel H. Pink’s book, “A Whole New Mind”.  The book explores the strengths and skills of leadership from the perspective of left and right brain skills. It […]

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Vision, You Can’t See Your Way Without It

Posted on May 21, 2013

How can you ever get to where you want to be if you don’t know where you’re going? How do you find shortcuts if you’re not sure of your destination? Most people spend more time at work than they do in any other part of their lives, with one exception, sleeping. That’s a lot of […]

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