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The Undeniable Power of Thank You

02

Jul 2019

The Undeniable Power of Thank You

Two of the most powerful words in the world are also two of the most underrated words: Thank You. These magic words can make all sorts of things appear, they can make frowns disappear and even transform a person’s entire day. Using these two words can undeniably make a huge difference in your life. As my grandmother frequently reminded me, it doesn’t cost you a...


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Perseverance

29

May 2019

Perseverance

“Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” – Bill Bradley In a world full of Keurigs, Netflix, same-day-shipping, microwaveable everything, Spotify, Uber, and the world just a Google search away in the palm of our hands, persistence and perseverance aren’t getting as much exercise as they used to. Instant gratification has, in many ways, made our society lazy. It’s...


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Meetings Don’t Have to Suck

01

May 2019

Meetings Don’t Have to Suck

Did you know that the average office employee spends an average of 62 hours a month sitting in meetings, 37% of which are considered unproductive by the participants? As a result, companies do their best to “hack” their meeting protocols. Some remove chairs to force participants to stand up the whole time, others time their meetings with bells. Some companies have a “talking stick” to...


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Connect Before You Correct

11

Apr 2019

Connect Before You Correct

In the classic film, Gladiator, the retired champion, Proximo calls the young Maximus to his chambers. He councils our hero on how best to win his freedom when they reach Rome. Proximo tells Maximus that he must make the crowd love him if he is to triumph. “Win the crowd and you will win your freedom.” Connecting with people isn’t always this dramatic, it’s not...


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Go To’s For A Successful Talk

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Jul 2018

Go To’s For A Successful Talk

  “Picture yourself in a living room having a chat with your friends. You would be relaxed and comfortable talking to them, the same applies when public speaking.” -Richard Branson Whether you’re a ballerina, soccer player, cellist, or really any type of performing artist – getting up on stage to deliver something of value to an audience is a unique position to be in. As...


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On Truth & Candor

05

Jul 2018

On Truth & Candor

  “Candor is the key to collaborating effectively. Lack of candor leads to dysfunctional environments.” – Ed Catmull Last year, The New York Times had a creative campaign that ran across a number of different mediums. It was called “The Truth is Hard” and it basically defined the truth as a present-day commodity. It looked and sounded something like this – The truth is hard....


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Inspiration & Action: Weapons of Choice

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Apr 2018

Inspiration & Action: Weapons of Choice

  “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” -Walt Disney When you’re busy running a company, it’s easy to forget to slow down and take a look at how far you’ve come, but last week I was prompted to do so in light of Roma Moulding receiving the 2018 Award as one of Canada’s top small & medium employers. So I...


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You Can Only Do Great Things with Great People

04

Apr 2018

You Can Only Do Great Things with Great People

“Take care of your employees and they’ll take care of your business. It’s as simple as that.” -Richard Branson I’m a big believer in the idea that hardship builds character. I also think that challenges can get the best of us, and sometimes we tend to fixate on why something is happening instead of what we can do about it. If you’re smart, you’ll emerge...


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Your TV remote may be killing you

04

Apr 2018

Your TV remote may be killing you

What you shine a light on only gets brighter! One might read the above statement and think that’s a great thing; while others might stop and ask, “what am I shining a light on today?”  I am constantly examining what I spend time on and what I give importance to in my life.    It is critical that we examine the above statement, as it...


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Your TV remote may be killing you

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Aug 2017

Your TV remote may be killing you

What you shine a light on only gets brighter! One might read the above statement and think that’s a great thing; while others might stop and ask, “what am I shining a light on today?”  I am constantly examining what I spend time on and what I give importance to in my life.    It is critical that we examine the above statement, as it...


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