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Susan Cain’s TED Talk on Introverts

April 3, 2013 |

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 at a detriment to introverts. She argues that introverts should be encouraged and celebrated for their extraordinary talents and abilities. Provide them with opportunities to work in solitude and with autonomy, and they will be…

Breaking Free of the Holiday Groove

September 14, 2010 |

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

May 14, 2010 |

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 your personality that determines personal value and importance. Deeply seated within you, it strongly influences your attitudes and behaviors, ultimately determining your success or failure. When self-worth is low, people have little or no energy…

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

May 12, 2010 |

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 a Starbuck’s cup with his bare hands. This young man – I’m guessing a professional in his 30’s – sported a white shirt and tie, pants neatly pressed, and smooth-soled shoes – and that’s it.…

The Power of Pause

May 12, 2010 |

“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 in your hectic, daily life? Taking the time to pause is valuable. Pausing may help us make a tough decision, gather our thoughts before responding to a difficult question, or deciding if now is the…