Monthly Archives: March 2016

Thinking of the Trades?

The Rotary Club of Nanaimo North is hosting a Trades Information Evening on April 14th starting at 7 p.m. in the Malaspina Theatre at Vancouver Island University. The purpose of this event is to provide information related to the variety … Continue reading

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Creativity at Work

Two phrases that limit an organizations ability to maintain its market share and have both good employee and customer relations are; “We’ve always done it this way” and “We tried that and it didn’t work.” Just because you have always … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Change

Life is not simple.  The world is moving at an accelerating rate especially when it comes to technology.  It used to be that six months after you bought something it was obsolete.  Then it was said it was obsolete as … Continue reading

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Stress is Different for Everyone!

Last week I rode the BC Ferry to Vancouver in my brief escape from paradise and watched the crew cope with the motion of the ship in the uncaring wind and waves.  At one point someone who actually braved the … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurial Thinking, It’s Up To Us

The election takes place and we all make our choices as to which candidate or party we want to represent us, then the next four years complaining that it is not going according to what they said and what we … Continue reading

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So You Want to Move to Vancouver Island!

As an employment counsellor in Central Vancouver Island I saw 6 or 7 people a month who were new to the area and looking for work.  Typically they were from large metropolitan centres such as Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary or Vancouver.  … Continue reading

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