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  • Are you productive?… Really?

    September 30, 2014

    ProductivityHow do you measure productivity?

    From the moment we wake up our minds begin to make decisions. Hour by hour, minute by minute our day is continuously occupied as we process what needs to be done, the best approach as well prioritizing each task. We have busy brains with non-stop decision making processes. Some decisions are built in routines and unconscious, others are sporadic, spontaneous and more complex.…

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  • Is Your Business Too Small For Hackers?

    September 29, 2014

    hackerFor many years the average small business was an unlikely target for a sophisticated cyber attack. But, just because your company is small that doesn’t mean it can’t net huge payoffs for attackers. Hackers are starting to move away from “big scores” that are harder to accomplish, and are moving on to smaller and ultimately easier and more profitable thefts from small and medium-sized businesses, whose generally lax to …

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  • What’s In a Subject Line?

    September 28, 2014

    email keyboard

    Consider these email subject lines:

    “Press release: First in Canada”

    “MEDIA RELEASE ­ Eliminating cluttered rooms an”

    “News item: Ipsos survey results for latest emplo”

    While they all try to draw attention as being timely news releases, none of them really say what’s in the body of the email. The “First in Canada” email could be about a new business, but it could also be about the …

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  • A Crash Course on LEADERSHIP!

    September 27, 2014

    leadership cloud

    The 10 most important words on Leadership:
    “What can I do to help you be more successful?” 

    The 9 most important words:
    “I need you to do this, and here’s why…

    The 8 most important words:
    “That’s my mistake and I will fix it.”

    The 7 most important words:
    “My door is always open to you.”

    The 6 most important words:
    “Let’s focus on

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  • What is mindset?

    September 26, 2014
    Is your mindset ready for success?
    Do you have a written definition of the “best you; you can be?”  Most of the people I ask, tell me they don’t.
    If you don’t, let me ask you. Would you get on a flight to your version of paradise if you knew the pilot had not filed a flight plan? I bet you’re aghast at the thought. …

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  • The One Conversation: Why Networks Matter!

    September 24, 2014

    The One Conversation: Why Networks Matter!
    By Peter Comrie

    In our business we are indeed fortunate to get to know and work with some outstanding people as they navigate through the spectrum of personal development options. Individuals, couples, business people, teams, executives, students, and often politicians, make up the tapestry of folks we are privileged to engage with each and every day in our company.…

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  • Are Your Presentations Amazing?

    September 23, 2014

    presentation

    If you want your presentations to be memorable you need to know your subject extremely well, be passionate about it, anticipate possible questions and espouse an attitude of “this is going to be fun!” When you are enjoying yourself it puts the listeners at ease and the feeling becomes contagious. When people are relaxed it creates an atmosphere more conducive to retentive learning.

    You have about four minutes to …

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  • A Moment in History

    September 22, 2014

    Network marketingMost everyone believes that Amway was the very first network marketing company in existence. That is because like franchising, Network marketing was the new kid on the block.

    The concept of franchising had its rough moments also and nearly passed into oblivion. It was only saved by 11 votes.

    When network marketing came on the scene it was regarded in much the same way as franchising, but for …

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  • Not a Look you Want!

    September 21, 2014

    deer headlights

    As a business person, you want to avoid this look.

    Being caught by surprise by a question often results with a “deer in headlights” response. To a greater or lesser degree it happens to all business people at one time or another.

    An example: A business associate was asked by a potential client, “Why should I use your service over another one that is cheaper?” He …

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  • Stress is Stealing Your Money!

    September 19, 2014

    stressStress is one of those words that many like to use as a catch all for anything that can’t fit into a symptom box. But the sad fact is that stress is real, and it affects almost everyone at some point during their personal and working lives.

    For employers, stress can hit your bottom line. New research from Towers Watson*, a worldwide professional services firm, found that employees …

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