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Managing the Micro-manager

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Got the feeling you’re being watched? Does it seem like you get more “reminders” on how to do your job, even though you’ve been doing it so long that you could do it blindfolded…with your hands tied behind your back?  Do you ask for simple guidance only to have the task suddenly being done…but not by you? Have you been …

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Speak Up, I Can’t Hear You!

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So it’s a New Year. There’s a fresh new page in the calendar; You have a new bounce in your step. This time you’re going to get those goals accomplished, by gum! Things are going to be different this year, yes siree! Sort of sounds like something right out of an old Turner Classic movie. You can almost hear Jimmy …

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Are Too Many Requests Fueling Your Inner Scrooge?

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Are too many requests fueling your inner Scrooge? With the persistent phone calls and emails requesting a part of you, ‘tis season of the personal stretch (and I don’t mean a relaxing Downward Dog)! Every December, requests come flying in at all directions. It has been shown that generosity is generally greater during the holiday season, which explains why that …

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The Con Game is Alive and Well!

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You’re part of a Con Game, so what are you going to do about it? “Just trust me…” where have I heard those words before? Oh wait…I said that! Don’t look now, but you are part of a con game! Trust seems to be an oxymoron in the business world; It’s the handshake on a deal that accompanies a binder …

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The 4 Letter Word Successful Business Owners Say Regularly

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   Remember when you were a kid and you defiantly exclaimed: “I can do it myself!” You might have been tying your shoelaces or attempting to change your favourite Transformer into its alter-ego or perhaps you were determined to conquer your sister’s brightly coloured Rubik’s Cube. Doing it on your own was a feeling like no other. Completion meant that …

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Labour Day: Not Just Another Long Weekend

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Labour Day: Not Just Another Long Weekend It’s not quite the same as heralding in the New Year, but Labour Day traditionally marks the passing of time. It represents the transitioning of seasons, as this long weekend has become known as…”summer’s last hurrah!”, where picnics, BBQ’s and road trips all get crammed into three day’s. The arrival marks a bittersweet …

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Are You Ready for Your Summit?

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  “Are you ready?” Those words were about to have a new meaning to me. In the past I had uttered them flippantly for circumstances less impactful than this: Standing at the base camp of Mt. Kilimanjaro, under a cloudless night sky, with a spectacular array of stars illuminating the steep climb ahead. This was a moment I would never …

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How to Fire a Client

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You do know it’s OK to fire a client.…don’t you?         There is nothing more draining than dealing with a client that is not a good fit for your business. Too many businesses suffer from tailoring their services to meet the client’s needs- regardless of how far off they get from good business sense.   You can’t be everything to everybody! …

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