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Tag Archives: Communication

Do You Foster Useful Communication??

by admin on August 03, 2017

Tweet Ever notice how the same people tend to talk a lot in meetings, and those who usually stay quiet never speak up? Quiet COOs against vehemently outspoken CEOs are a common example of how communication in most top-level meetings are quite lopsided, with one party doing all the talking. As the Chief Operating Officer, ...

Everything I Know About Recruiting I Learned Duck Hunting

by admin on July 31, 2017

Tweet My grandfather Cam Shortts was a great businessman, but he was an even better hunter. He owned a successful hunting and fishing lodge in northern Ontario, an amazing place where I spent many, many days in my youth. It was a lodge that was frequented by corporate big wigs – CEOs, CFOs and COOs ...

Go (A Little) Crazy

by admin on October 10, 2016

Tweet   If you are trying to create a fun, fostering environment that will inspire your employees to creative brilliance, you have to go a little crazy. (Although running your own company will probably already have you well on the way). I have always gone out of my way to create bright, colorful workplaces and ...

The Key to Good Communication

by admin on October 03, 2016

Tweet A good friend of mine once asked me if I was “arguing to be right, or trying to be understood?” I ask myself that often – not because I argue a lot – but to remind myself that the key to good communication is listening to what people have to say, not telling them ...

5 Absolute Worst Body Language Mistakes Made at Work

by admin on August 08, 2016

Tweet Poor body language gives a bad impression to others and can easily lead to misunderstandings. To encourage a better work environment and happier employees, pay attention to your body language.  Here is a list of the five worst body language mistakes you could make at work and how to fix them: #1 Keeping Your ...

Hire for Attitude, Train for Skill?

by admin on August 01, 2016

Tweet The old adage of, ‘hire for attitude, train for skill’ doesn’t work anymore. A good attitude can’t overcome a lack of skills, and when you’re growing at 100% revenue growth a year, you need the people that will get the job done right away. What should you do? I coach and mentor CEOs to ...

Stop Using the phrase “NO PROBLEM… “

by admin on July 25, 2016

Tweet People take action based on how they feel unless they are forced. In business, however, you are unlikely to force your customers to like your products. It is only  accurate to say that purchasing decisions are made depending on how your product makes the customer feel, or should I say, how the customer feels about ...

Recession Tip: Get Noticed

by admin on July 11, 2016

Tweet The brilliant ad in a Jakarta shopping mall makes people look really creepy as fleas on a dog. While everyone is complaining and worrying about the economy, get out there by marketing and advertising.  Find fun ways to get noticed for free.  It drives me nuts when brands or people think they are ‘too ...

Vivid Vision – Where, Not How.

by admin on July 04, 2016

Tweet One of the best parts of creating a Vivid Vision is the chance it gives you to tear off the shackles of reality and logic and fantasize about your future. But often, successful entrepreneurs have a hard time tapping into their creative side. The pragmatic, logical thought patterns that made them successful don’t allow ...

Think Ahead (But Don’t Get Ahead of Yourself)

by admin on June 20, 2016

Tweet We’ve all been in job interviews and fielded the inevitable “Where do you see yourself in five years?” question. It’s a tough one to answer without appearing too ambitious or too complacent. But I think this question is flawed for a whole other reason. In our fast paced world, how on earth can you ...

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