by Paul Krismer The holidays are over and now it is time to get back to work! Would you like to be more effective than ever? Who doesn’t? Sadly, almost always the advice is to work harder, get more organized, and eliminate social chatter. Not much fun, right? What if there was a truly pleasing . . . Read More about Why Happiness is the New Productivity in 2020
by David Irvine Last Friday — Black Friday — I delivered the closing address at a conference in the Fantasyland Hotel in Edmonton, then walked through the attached West Edmonton Mall to the food court for lunch. I was shocked by what I saw: deal-hungry consumers jammed this huge shopping center wall to wall. I . . . Read More about WHAT DO THE HOLIDAYS MEAN TO YOU? Five Ways to Stay Authentic During This Busy Season
by Deborah Kimmett “Instead of trying to be nice, try to communicate” These were the opening remarks of the Dali Lama when I heard him years ago at the Air Canada Centre I remembered that great sentence again this week as I prepared my keynote for the Nursing conference. After many studies across the medical . . . Read More about Instead of Trying to be Nice, Try to Communicate!
Whether you are trying to rally your sales team, gain buy-in from your customer service team, or simply want to get your leadership team on the same page, there is nothing more crucial to building an Unstoppable Team than making transparency a top priority in communication. I’ve had the good fortune of working with literally . . . Read More about Align Your Team to Be Unstoppable
Digital Amnesia: The act of forgetting something important because you trust a connected device! Since we’ve been able to place more memory power in the palm of our hand than was used to land a man on the moon, we’ve banished our own memory to the back burner. The more we rely on technology to . . . Read More about How Technology is Stealing our Brain…and how to steal it back again!
“I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” Mark Twain This article was originally published July 2013 and was updated in 2019 Are you a bit of a drama queen? Rushing around, frantically waving long lists in the face of anyone who shows the slightest interest? As much as . . . Read More about How to Stop Being a Drama Queen and Get Stuff Done, by Hugh Culver
Let’s jump into the future. What will drive change in 2019? What megatrends explain the unusual and sometimes scary times we live in? I’m an entrepreneur and working futurist who performs trend analysis across sectors, helping clients find opportunity and develop strategies for future success. As a professional speaker I make predictions and contend that . . . Read More about THREE MEGATRENDS ROCKING 2019: TECHNOLOGY, TRUMP AND TRANSFORMATION
In addition to technological innovation the speed of change is rampant. Just as soon as you may learn a new technology you are investigating an upgrade or bringing in brand new technologies. We may get to a point where we think we are now on top of our workload or our business and our competitor . . . Read More about 3 Strategies for Leaders to be Future-of-Work Ready, by Cheryl Cran, HoF
What would you say is the key differentiator between a high performing team and a low performing team? Is it their ability to be productive as a whole? Is it the outcomes of their ability to collaborate? Possibly you initially think of the sense of camaraderie and morale amongst the team itself. Truth be told, . . . Read More about How to Create a High Performing Team by Shawn Casemore
Timing, Timing, Timing! One of the most frequent comments from speakers is that the time allotted to their program was not available because “everything ran a little late.” Some well-meaning individual ran over on his or her agenda item…coffee break or lunch ran late…we got a late start…etc. Not fair to anyone. Your speaker has . . . Read More about Timing is Everything!