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6 Quick Tips to Growth in Your Business

The small business owner can strategically grow their business by focusing on 6 areas of their business. A focused effort on each of the 6 areas will have a compounding effect on the growth of the b…

People Do Things for Their Reasons, Not Yours - What is Their Why?

People do things for their reasons, not yours. What motivates people is not something that you can observe, like the DISC behavioural styles. DISC, while really the doorway to effective communication,…

3 Eyes of The Entrepreneur

One of the biggest complaints I hear from business owners is that they find themselves working every waking hour in their business, often at the expense of precious time with their family, but at the …

How I Maintain Optimism

We know that it is important to see the glass half full or, as I prefer, to see the glass as refillable. There are a lot of positive benefits to being an optimist, not the least of which is that it i…

Discipline - the Essential Quality for Goal Achievement

One of the characteristics of successful people is they are goal driven. They write out and plan their goals following one method or another. But is that it? Write it down, say daily affirmations, …

Why So Many Companies Do Not Have a Values Statement

The statistics for the numbers of new businesses that will fail are staggering. According to Statistics Canada, in 2016 there were 1.17 million companies in Canada of which 97.9% were small businesses…

Core Values Define Your Company’s Decision Making

According to an article by Patrick M. Lencioni published in the Harvard Business Review, there are different types of values – core values, aspirational values, permission-to-play values, accidental…

Fake It Until You Make It?

Years ago, I attended a leadership conference for a large, publicly traded company I worked for. It was my 2nd time attending this conference. I would have considered myself to be quite the keener …

What Does Your Diamond Look Like?

When it comes to goal setting, many of us focus on our business or career goals. Seldom do we think of the other important elements of our lives when we do our planning. The accountant in me reminds m…

Why I Once Bought A Car While Killing Time (And Why It Won't Happen Again)

Throughout my life, I have made quick and spontaneous decisions about just about everything. I am sure I can provide you with hundreds, maybe even thousands, of examples. Sometimes this behaviour has …

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