Ok you can judge books by their cover..but only for today!

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It’s October 31 and at 7am I see my Starbucks barista wearing a giant Starbucks cup for Halloween (much like the pictures on the left). She wobbles a bit because of the extra girth but everyone coming through those newly renovated glass doors smile as she greets them. For the most part, she . . . → Read More: Ok you can judge books by their cover..but only for today!

Don't be a Grazlax, it's Clean-Up Canada Day

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Happy Canada Day!

It’s Canada Day today and what better way to honour the unity of three colonies into one country than to clean up one’s cluttered environment.

This can be cleaning up one’s inbox, one’s closet of old clothes, one’s messy workspace, or in my case, today is a good time to clean up . . . → Read More: Don’t be a Grazlax, it’s Clean-Up Canada Day

Which would you choose? Feeling response or Productivity response

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Coming back from Asia, my sleeping patterns always seem to be out of whack. I know, I’ve heard the mom’s give me remedies (which I dutifully followed) and the medical remedies (which I dutifully swallowed), but my circadian rhythm needs 1-2 weeks to adjust. So nothing works.

When you match this with multiple out-of-town trips, then it really . . . → Read More: Which would you choose? Feeling response or Productivity response

Quick Coaching Template to align your team activities with your team's goals

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One of the ways, managers align their team’s goals with their employes is through coaching  especially when the employees get to be challenging. CoachU has been very helpful in getting me certified as a coach and here’s one of my quick hit, quick start template to get your noggin going. It is not meant . . . → Read More: Quick Coaching Template to align your team activities with your team’s goals

How to create team cohesiveness with a simple activity

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The other night, my management team and I went to paint pottery at a local shop in the city. Everyone, like yourself, has become quite more busy in the last couple of months, right? Toronto Life even featured an article on this. So what did I do? I brought my management team to an activity-based . . . → Read More: How to create team cohesiveness with a simple activity

Should you align your Personal New Year's Resolution with your Corporate New Year's Resolution?

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What is your Corporate New Year’s resolutions this year? The categories may be….

Better Communication amongst your teams More Efficient way of running your teams (which can translate into better processes and procedures, for example) Focus on being Environment-Friendly (talk about Sustainability) Be More Aware of your corporate Diversity initiatives, Renew your focus on your . . . → Read More: Should you align your Personal New Year’s Resolution with your Corporate New Year’s Resolution?

Top 3 ideas for company holiday get-togethers

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Figuring out last minute plans for the holidays?

You have 5 days left to go before the holidays and you still don’t know what to do for your team. Here’s my top 3 categories of activities that can get you started in thinking of a meaningful event planning for your team.

Corporate Responsibility is an . . . → Read More: Top 3 ideas for company holiday get-togethers

How can you get most out of this program?

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How can you get most out of this program?

This is always in the minds of presenters, instructional designers, and any L&D (Learning and Development) person when they provide any type of knowledge transfer activity.

Here’s an idea: At the start of each class, one of the simplest instructions we give to our learners are . . . → Read More: How can you get most out of this program?

Why doodling is good for you

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Do you doodle?

I may not be Leonardo Da Vinci, who is left handed and wrote backwards, but like me, the man doodled! Before and after Mona Lisa, he had thousands of pages of doodles, scribbles, visuals of his ideas and more.  These became representations of what’s to become a hydraulic pump, a helicopter, . . . → Read More: Why doodling is good for you

Creative leap sparked by a trip to Vigeland Park, Oslo

When traveling to new cities I always try to find time go to museums, parks, and suggested tourist spots by tourism websites, guides and bloggers. I do this for a couple of reasons: (1) understand why certain artifacts are identified to be important for that culture (2) for fun, of course (!) (3) learn . . . → Read More: Creative leap sparked by a trip to Vigeland Park, Oslo