As I was reviewing my 2011 imperatives – the 11 things I wanted to do in 2011, I realized that one of my imperatives ‘Read one book per month’ was not going to happen since I had read only 6. So I got into panic mode because not only do I establish objectives or imperatives […]
Networking. Monaco or Calgary? Take your pick
I’m a consummate networker…probably the best networker in the world ( …like Carlsberg) yet even with this type of enthusiasm I am still reminded of some pretty cool things when it comes to networking. A close business colleague of mine moved to Monaco recently for investments purpose. When I asked how the move went […]
A kind word goes a long way…
There’s an expression that says: A kind word goes a long way… First to understand, take a look at the picture below: In the picture you see my first mentor ( as a reminder Mentors do not get paid for their advice) and the fellow called Gordie is my mother’s Coach. In this example Gordie is […]
Q. Why do good people get fired? A. Imbalance.
As much as I suggested not asking yourself that question I believe that in all cases it boils down to one simple thing: An imbalance in the relationship between you and your employer. Think about it. When you were hired, you were given: 1> Objectives: Profits, sales, delivery of products, creation, shareholder value, customer […]
I was fired! Now what?
Well the first thing that comes to mind is Panic… that’s normal. Worse is tomorrow someone will ask you who you are and what do you do? We live in a society where so much is “who we are” and “what we do for a living. It’s as if you’ve just lost your identity. OK […]