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3 months ago

10 Leadership Lessons to Succeed During Turbulent Change

Jim Taggart ·   · To say that the first two decades of the 21st Century have been packed with major change events is an understatement. From the now 20-year war in Afghanistan, the Iraq war and the contrived conditions for its prosecution by President G.W. Bush, the Occupy Wall Street movement ...

4 months ago

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Jim Murray · Pic de Jour: Grandson #1 back in the day when he was just a squirt.

5 months ago

Insincerity vs. Authenticity

Renée 🐝 Cormier · I really despise insincerity in people. I'd rather someone were honestly rude and completely dismissive of me than ingenuine with me.  · We often hear people described in terms of their degree of authenticity. Being your authentic self is about accepting who you are and living wi ...

10 months ago

Why I Write. The Simplest Explanation I Can Offer.

Jim Murray · I WRITE · I write to let the demons deep inside me out to play · I write just like the dog who demands to have his day · I write until I feel my aging wounds being to heal · I write until my hands become unstuck from the driving wheel · I write when the sun goes down and all the ...

10 months ago

365 Days...

Graham🐝 Edwards · It has been a little more than 365 days since the World Health Organization announced a novel coronavirus had been isolated from a person in hospital, and it will be a less than 365 days when everyone will have received a vaccination for the virus that causes COVID-19 (at least i ...

10 months ago

The Fine Art Of Surviving The Near Future.

Jim Murray · My son, who is one of the more pragmatic people in my life, came over today to drop some stuff off and have a bit of a chat. · We talked about a number of different things, and eventually the conversation got around to the Covid pandemic, which I call the Plague. · One of the tra ...

11 months ago

Why I have Never Actually Worked a Day In The Last 40 Years.

Jim Murray · The 80/20 Differential (shortened down from the bulkier 80/20 Rule of Almost Everything), states that anywhere from 80 to 90% of all working people hate what they are doing, but continue doing it because they have to earn a living. · I find this to be one of the saddest statistic ...

1 year ago

What A Biden Presidency Means to Canada

Jim Murray · OK, a lot of Americans came after me as I was slamming hard on Trump over the past years, for being a Canadian and why the hell should I care about their country? · But what they don't realize, or aren't willing to admit, is that our two countries are bound to each other in s ...

1 year ago

Marketing & Communication For Small Business: Part 2 - Branding

Jim Murray · This is the second in a series I have developed on small business, sales, marketing and communication. My plan is to post one a week until I have transposed most of the insight from my 40 odd years in marketing and communications from my head to yours. LOL. · ***************** ...

1 year ago

Six Enablers to Building Organizational Change Adaptability

Jim Taggart · Have you had enough? · Of change that is. · As 86 year-old American poet and author Maya Angelou once said, “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” · Angelou’s comment concisely sums up this post, where I’ll suggest six enablers to ...

1 year ago

Bebee | steady in the 1st 200s worldwide startups | Report July 2020

stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador · This report is brought you by @Stephan Metral, Software IoT innovator, beBee Brand Ambassador. · Already July 22nd, 2020! what's up with the Bebee affinity networking platform?  · Competition seems to be harder every year, but Bebee maintains its efforts and stabilize its positi ...

1 year ago

A Senior’s Guide to Stay Connected – Part 3

Royce Shook · If you know a senior who wants to learn to use social media videos, then send them the links so they can learn how to stay in touch with loved ones using their phones, tablets, iPads, laptop or desktop. · SERIES 3: TECH SAVVY SENIORS · The next series is called Tech Savvy Senior ...

1 year ago

Are You A Word Zombie?

Robert Cormack · How to get humanness back in your writing (like right away). · “Make them think you’re one of them.” Johnny Cash · Okay, I know this is a weird way to start something on writing, but Johnny Cash knew a thing or two about zombieism. He saw it creeping into country music, the same ...

1 year ago

CPC JANUARY 26: Star Trek: Picard; 9-1-1 Lone Star; The Witcher

Jim Murray · It’s ironic that the week after doing a column on how sad network series situation is that a couple of good ones would pop up there. · But there you go. TV, if nothing else, is a surprising medium. · Star Trek: Picard Thursdays on CTV Sci-Fi · I have been a Star Trek fan since t ...

1 year ago

DR. HOOK: Cover to Cover

Dominique 🐝 Petersen · The Rooftop Singers were an American progressive folk-singing trio in the early 1960s, best known for the hit "Walk Right In". The group was composed of Erik Darling and Bill Svanoe (vocals, guitar) with former jazz singer Lynne Taylor (vocals). · Darling put the group together i ...

2 years ago

Eight Tips to Help You Adapt to Continuous Change

Jim Taggart · Are you getting fed up or frustrated with continuous change? · Do you just want the world to stop, however briefly, to let you get a breather? · Have you thought about how to deal with the urgency mindset in your workplace? · Here are eight tips to help you adapt. · Tip #1 · Lear ...

2 years ago

The Communications Nuts & Bolts Of Building A Successful Business: 3: Marketing Tools

Jim Murray · The future of life here in Canada is going to depend on a lot of things. But outside of solving the bigger issues of energy and climate, it’s going to depend on the success of small businesses. · Where I live in Ontario, small businesses are about 60% of all businesses, so their ...

2 years ago

The Communications Nuts & Bolts Of Building A Successful Business: 1: Branding

Jim Murray · This is a first in a series I have developed on small business, sales, marketing and communication. My plan is to post one a week until I have transposed most of the insight from my 40 odd years in marketing and communications from my head to yours. LOL. · One of the recurring th ...

2 years ago

Canadians…What A Lucky Bunch Of SOBs We Are

Jim Murray · This is a bit of a rant in which I try to be a little more positive than usual. It’s part of my therapy. Hope you enjoy it and realize that while you may hear the odd harsh thing. it’s all just me trying to tell the truth as I see it. · I live in a country called Canada. To me, i ...

2 years ago

Why The Main Driver In Today’s World Is Your Passion.

Jim Murray · “If you love your work, you'll be out there every day trying to do it the best you possibly can, and pretty soon everybody around will catch the passion from you - like a fever.” · Sam Walton · The 80/20 Differential, (shortened down from the bulkier 80/20 Rule of Almost Everythi ...

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