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5 months ago

Positive thoughts count down to xmas 5

Royce Shook · It is interesting what you can find on the Net. US News and World Report do a yearly report on countries. They use a set of 73 country attributes – terms that can be used to describe a country and that are also relevant to the success of a modern nation. Various attributes and na ...

1 year ago

A Guide to Effective Branding: (Part 5 in A Series)

Jim Murray · You can find the rest of the articles in this series on my wall at https://ca.bebee.com/bee/jim-murray · One of the recurring themes in business media has to do with the idea of building a brand for your business. If you are a consultant or solopreneur then it’s generally referre ...

1 year ago

The Three Hats Of The Communications Business.
How Many Do You Wear?

Jim Murray · When I left the ad agency business, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth (ie last century), I was, thanks to the creative people I worked with, the people who mentored me and the account guys I did freelance work for, a fair bit more than a copywriter. · This was very much part ...

1 year ago

Constructive Conflict: Advice from the Mother of Modern Management

Jim Taggart · When we look back to the 20th Century and reflect on great leaders, whether leading nations, organizations or social movements, there’s a tendency to produce a list with mostly male names. However, when one attempts to create a list of who were the great management thinkers durin ...

1 year 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 ...

2 years 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. · ***************** ...

2 years 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 ...

3 years 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 ...

3 years 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 ...

3 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 ...

3 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 ...

3 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 ...

3 years ago

We The North - Maybe The Only True Team Brand In Pro Basketball

Jim Murray · I have been a basketball fan since way back in the days of Larry Bird and Magic Johnson and even before that, to the era of Wilt Chamberlain, Julius ‘Dr. J’ Irving and Bob Cousy. · Way before the expansion that made it a 30 team league and elevated its status to #3 in the big tim ...

4 years ago

Finding Your Own Rhythm...Some Suggestions

Jim Murray · The part of an ongoing series of posts called "Writing About Writing". Not very creative, but extremely clear. · I have been a writer since I was 17. · Bit by bit, over the years, as I got better at it, my writing expanded. Seven years after I started writing blank verse and weir ...

4 years ago

What do younger adults think about ageing?

Royce Shook · A Place For Mom recently did a survey to see what younger people think about ageing. The results are interesting. Some fear physical frailty while others look forward to having more time for hobbies, but which preconceptions are right, and which are wrong? They surveyed 2,000 peo ...

4 years ago

10 Ways to Get Your Staff to Respect You

Jim Taggart · Okay folks, a recent post looked at 10 Ways to Get Your Staff to Disrespect You. Today, we’re pulling a 180 and presenting how you, as a manager or leader, can get your staff to respect you. So let’s get rocking. · #10 – Get to know your staff and their families · This doesn’t me ...

4 years ago

Part 3. Finding Your Stress Balls

Jim Murray · This is the third in my series on Happiness. If you want to catch up on the other two, you can find them on my beBee.com blog page. https://www.bebee.com/@jim-murray · “Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.” · Dale Carnegie · ...

4 years ago

10 Ways to Get Your Staff to Disrespect You

Jim Taggart · Your faithful correspondent of more than a decade on WordPress was in the workforce 35 years before retiring. During that time, in both the private and public sectors, plenty of bosses were encountered who had their own unique styles of managing. A few were excellent managerial l ...

4 years ago

Why Your New Year’s Resolutions Fail

Renée 🐝 Cormier · As we wind down 2019 and ramp up for 2020, many of us feel compelled to somehow start fresh and do something different. We promise ourselves to quit things we know we should quit or to start doing things we know we should do. We may change for a couple of days, and then we slip b ...

4 years ago

Lose Your Baggage!

Renée 🐝 Cormier · No, this blog isn’t about travel. It’s about that emotional baggage you’ve been carrying around. We all accumulate it, but we don’t have to hold onto it. I know, some people get a certain amount of pleasure out of showing it off to everyone, like it’s got Gucci written all over i ...

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