A Human Approach

Aha! Moment Jorunal

What may at first seem like the smallest of realizations can become our greatest awakening and catalyst for change. Daily Aha Moments realign you with your purpose, and prompt you to get back to A Human Approach in everything you do.

Ho ho ho, jingle bells and all that jazz

The holiday season is fast approaching and the questions surrounding gift-giving are once again upon us. What do we get? Who do we buy for? How much do we spend? Here are my insights and helpful hints to make this a most memorable season. 1) Put your team first. In a recent study of pay …

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The Cookier Cutter Approach to Creatvity

The Cookie Cutter Approach to Creativity Sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? What could duplicability have to do with being creative? A lot! Think of a one-of-a-kind building; the CN tower in Toronto, Eiffel tower in Paris, the Parliament buildings in Ottawa, Pebble Beach Golf Club in California. What makes them unique is their iconic …

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Follow the Emerging Leader – part three

Language is an agreement, like a habit. If it looks like a duck, sounds like a duck, then it must be a duck…right? In order to communicate we agree that certain words describe certain things, actions, events, emotions etc. Take the word “table” for example. The word implies a flat surface with four legs. But …

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Following the Emerging Leader

The second in this series Generation Y is a new breed of workers. They’re global thinkers, want flexibility in the work place, are always connected, and reinvented the word “instant”. They’re confidently ambitious, team-oriented and love attention. While Gen Y’s are expected to change careers several times during their adult working years (gone is the …

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Follow the Emerging Leader

The First in the jump-start 2012 series, “Follow the Emerging Leader” I just read through a valuable “Moving Check List” developed for home buyers. In the same resource was intriguing information about staging your home to attract the best offer as well as some statistics on buying patterns. For instance, did you know that the …

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To Give or Not to Give…

To give or not to give, that is the question. When I was growing up, occasions were always a big deal in our family. During a most hectic time of year, our mom inspired the magic of Christmas by celebrating family with every ounce of her being. We were all amazed at her humble, magnificent …

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THE HUMAN ELEMENT

Do old habits have you locked out of new ways of getting results? When people ask what industry I’m in and I usually say “communications”. They typically ask what kind and I say, “We use promotional products as communication vehicles to inspire results on purpose.” Often confused and trying to connect the dots, they usually …

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GIVE AWAY OR GIVE FOR?

We just returned from the Canadian Junior Golf Championships in Surrey, B.C. www.golfcanada.ca What an incredible experience seeing these talented youth. The RCGA and host course, Morgan Creek, treated the juniors with such respect as did the players in return. What a professional event. Naturally I paid close attention to the kids opening their ‘swag …

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“No Problem!”What happened to “You’re welcome”, “My pleasure”, or “Anytime”?From a business perspective, aren’t we thrilled when a customer or consumer has given us the opportunity to serve them? So much so that we would want to complete the give-receive equation with an appropriate response? If so, how did we land on “No problem”?At the …

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Panic? or Profit?

Communication is a wacky thing. At times when you think you’ve been unbelievably clear about what you need – like asking your kid to take out the garbage – when you see the bins in the bathrooms still full you scratch your head and wonder why. Did they forget? Did they not realize today was …

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