Category Archives: Business Coaching

The Danger of Minimal Training

There is an old cartoon showing a foreman going to his boss and asking about training for an employee.  The boss says, “What if we spend the money and they leave?”  The foreman replies, “What if we don’t train them … Continue reading

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The Times They are a Changin’

It wasn’t that long ago that Nanaimo had trouble attracting visionaries who would invest in the economic well being of the city.  This has changed in the last few years partially due to the geographic location, improved transportation access through … Continue reading

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The Business of Business

When some think of business men and women, they think of them as successful, they have a good life with all the money they could want.  Other’s think of fast food chains and the success that must go with it … Continue reading

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Canada Day 2018

Wow!  One Hundred and Fifty-one years young!  Our vastness has been both a benefit and a curse.  Economic Development has been a challenge as it has flourished where transportation is prevalent and slow where the cost of moving goods is … Continue reading

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The Politics of Business

In my role as an Employment Counsellor I got to hear many stories of why people found themselves unemployed.  For some it was simply that the business wasn’t doing well and there was not enough cash flow for them to … Continue reading

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Did I Hear You?

When we listen, we sometimes let the ‘inner voice’ interfere with the conversation.  We let our mind think about our response rather than respectively waiting for the person to finish.  We may miss out on the important points of the … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Community Giving

When you open the doors to you new enterprise, more than customers come through the doors.  The many community organizations that do the great volunteer work arrive with their hands out.  This will be continual, and this is how the … Continue reading

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