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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

What is the Mind diet? Part One

Royce Shook · I have lost some friends to Alzheimer's and am aware of what the disease does to a person, so any opportunity to stop or slow the disease down is important. The USA News and World Report ran a story on a diet that helps slow down this disease. It is below · The MIND diet takes tw ...

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

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

DR. HOOK: Cover to Cover

Dominique 🐝 Petersen · “The Cover of ‘Rolling Stone'” is just one of the songs Shel Silverstein wrote for Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show. It’s a parody of the success in the music industry and the rock 'n' roll lifestyle. It pokes fun at all the excesses and indulgences of rock stars. · After the song pe ...

3 years ago

How to Grow Your Business in a Tough Economy

Renée 🐝 Cormier · I've had three businesses in my life, and over the years I have learned a lot. In my current business, I frequently come across business owners who don't do enough to empower themselves to really understand their marketing or other aspects of their business. Ultimately, they end ...

3 years ago

Are You a BE2ST Leader at Customer Service? Get Your Feet Burnt!

Jim Taggart · Customer service is in the dumps with most companies and publicly funded organizations. We all have our favourite stories of horrendous customer service. Whether it’s the retail clerk smacking gum in your face or texting while pretending to serve you, the server whose manners bor ...

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 ...

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

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

The Fans Prayer

CityVP Manjit · Ali Anani asked me to expand on a couple of comments on the "Lucky Number 13" around comment #5 and #7 and expand around the theme of how great teams make luck and yet good teams count their unluck that prevents them from greatness.  The picture used for this buzz are not Tottenh ...

4 years ago

Ten Leadership Behaviours to Master Turbulent Change

Jim Taggart · Baseball great Yogi Berra had his own explanation when his batting wasn’t up to par: 
“I never blame myself when I’m not hitting. I just blame the bat, and if it keeps up I change bats. After all, if I know it isn’t my fault that I’m not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?” · W ...

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 ...

4 years ago

Leading for Success: How to Create a Culture of Innovation by Following 10 Leadership Behaviours

Jim Taggart · The marketplace is exceedingly brutal. What was technologically exciting a few years ago is now mundane. Back when it was introduced in 1979, the Sony Walkman was seen as the epitome of cool. For guys like me, we went with clones since Walkmans were too expensive at $200. (Averag ...

5 years ago

Fuck the 12 rules for work — consider these golden rules instead.

Graham🐝 Edwards · A little while ago I was inspired to write a blog entitled "12 rules for work — an antidote for chaos". I will admit in hindsight it was a little optimistic to think something like this could be "tackled" in 500 words or less... or maybe it was just arrogance (I do tend to confus ...

5 years ago

Ten Rules for Succeeding as a Leader in an Age of Turbulent Change

Jim Taggart · The future ain’t what it used to be. · Known for his pithy and often mangled quotations, New York Yankees catcher and manager Yogi Berra nevertheless ended up making poignant observations. In this instance, the future keeps materializing in a typically different form than what “e ...

5 years ago

Blockchain and Contrarians...

Graham🐝 Edwards · Lately I've been investing some time to understand Blockchain — what it is and what it isn't; how it works and what does it mean for the future; should I get involved with it or stay a million miles away. As part of my process I wanted to blog about it for a number of reasons:  · ...

5 years ago

Your Holiday Survival Guide: The Fitness and Nutrition Edition

Donald 🐝 Grandy PN · 6 proven ways to stick to your plan during the busy party season. · By John Berardi, Ph.D. · Holiday preparations, family visits, and epic meals… end-of-the-year festivities can make it feel impossible to avoid skipping workouts, gaining weight, and landing on January 1st with a ...

5 years ago

The messaging of an idea... granularity — PART 2

Graham🐝 Edwards · Well it seems my friend Renée Cormier is finally getting out from underneath the flu she was fighting and has started to jump on "The messaging of an idea" bandwagon — I actually think this is a big topic with much more discussion yet to be had. Here is the link to her latest pos ...

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