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Communication skills… it is more than just talking.

By Skye Berry-Burke. Effective communication is an essential skill required in every part of our lives, whether it is at home, at work or at play. Most people think that if they can write and they can speak then they have good communication skills.  What many people fail to recognize is that effective communication goes…

Susan Cain’s TED Talk on Introverts

By Sharon Graham. Susan Cain delivers a powerful presentation on The Power of Introverts. So, it’s not surprising that Bill Gates, one of the world’s most well known introverts, considers her TED Talk as one of his 13 favourites. During her TED Talk, Susan Cain suggests that our culture prizes outgoing and social people, possibly…

Breaking Free of the Holiday Groove

Small business owners have only themselves to rely on! Jump-start your productivity by breaking free of a holiday "groove" with these five easy to implement steps.

The Silent Success Factor

By Ken Keis. It affects every aspect of our lives, yet few people will talk about it. If you have it, you are more likely to succeed. If you lack it, you will struggle. What is it? Self-worth. Self-worth is defined as the way you think and feel about yourself. It is the part of…

For Heaven’s Sake, It’s Winter and This is Canada

Pack Credibility with Warm Clothes when Heading for Cold Climes During a winter trip to Edmonton, I was driving in blustery conditions watching drivers cautiously manoeuvre their cars around parked vehicles. Close by, bundled-up commuters jammed into bus stop shelters ready to hop on public transportation. On a nearby snow-packed sidewalk was a man gripping…

The Power of Pause

“There comes a pause for human strength Will not endure to dance without cessation; And everyone must reach the point at length Of absolute prostration” Lewis Carroll To pause – to reflect. How many times have you heard or read about the power of the pause? How often do you make the time to pause…