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Creating an Intentional Community

September 30, 2014 - Stephanie Staples

While traveling recently with a colleague who I hadn’t known very well, I couldn’t help but observe her behaviour over the number of days we were together.  Not only was she extremely polite to all the service personal, agents and other random folks that we encounte…

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Help Others and They Will Help You

September 29, 2014 - Mark Black

“You can have everything you want in life if you just help enough other people get what they want” – Zig Ziglar Most people mistakenly believe that the biggest obstacles to their success are external circumstances. What successful people understand is tha…

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Influence innovation for powerful outcomes

September 29, 2014 - Shawn Casemore

Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/©Mike_Kiev I facilitate a number of executive forums and I find that the question I am presented with most often is, “Shawn, what is innovation,” and more importantly, “how will it help me in my business?” Innovation is such a broad…

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Three Social Strategies

September 26, 2014 - Randall Craig

Most organizations invest in their social footprint.  They start with a strategy, then execute it, monitor it, and if they are good, they feed these results back into the strategy.  A feedback loop is critical, as it both injects market knowledge into the organization, and…

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Dans l ’eau bouillante

October 1, 2014 - Sylvia Perreault

Dans l ’eau bouillante Une jeune femme est allée rendre visite à sa mère et lui a dit que sa vie était tellement difficile qu ’elle ne savait pas si elle pouvait continuer. Elle voulait abandonner parce qu ’elle était fatiguée de se bat…

PAUSE – 14.30 – Success Can Lead To Excess

October 1, 2014 - Patricia Katz

Reflection: Our pursuit of success has both an upside and a downside - a bright side and a dark side. The very same impulses that drive us to success (a commitment to showing up, the ambition to get ahead, and a desire to make a difference) are the very same impulses that…

Innovative ideas are right under your nose

October 1, 2014 - Shawn Casemore

Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/©Mike_Kiev Welcome back to the second in a two part series on innovation! You can find my first post here. In my previous post I discussed the essence of innovation, now what I wanted to do is share with you the factors that influence innov…

I Do

October 1, 2014 - Steve Foran

This musing is just like the title… short and sweet. Special events, like weddings, serve as great reminders for how leaders should act every single day. In essence they help you  recalibrate… and that’s good. Here’s how I was recently reminded abou…
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