Category Archives: Learning styles

Leadership at its Best!

A while ago I had the opportunity to attend an evening where members of the Vancouver Island Symphony children’s choir demonstrated how they are taught as well as the opportunity to sit in on a symphony rehearsal. The first observation … Continue reading

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Safety, or is it?

We, more and more, are living in a world protected from learning.  Much of it is good, but have we gone too far? When I was a child the playground was one of the places where we learned life’s lessons.  … Continue reading

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Parlour Games

It is disturbing to me that personality assessments are sometimes being used in a way that devalues their use as a management tool. The prevalence of online personality quizzes that give you a four-letter type looking like a Myers-Briggs Assessment® … Continue reading

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One Size Does Not Fit All – Thankfully!

Life would be boring if there were no variety, if everyone wanted and had the same thing!  Competition would not exist as it is today.  It exists because of differences. Beware the consultant who does not give you options!  I … Continue reading

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Finding and Keeping Your Market

One of the most difficult tasks for a new business idea is identifying your target market and how to reach them. Are they male, female, teenagers, young families, young single people, couples without children, empty nesters, boomers, seniors, renters, home … Continue reading

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Are you a ‘what-is’ person?

I tend to be and strive hard to move away from it but it is difficult.  To those of us who are Sensing we are grounded by what we can taste, touch, hear, see and smell’.  We live in the … Continue reading

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‘Been There, Done That’ Degree

My career advice to any young person is, “Get as much education as you can.” This will give you entry into your chosen field.  It doesn’t matter whether you are choosing a vocational or academic career path.  The most important … Continue reading

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Communication Can Be Complicated!

Many years ago a company I worked for had a workshop for new supervisors called ‘Fundamentals of Supervision’. One of the first things we were taught was, ‘Just because you are talking, doesn’t mean anyone is listening.’  At the time … Continue reading

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Do Your Employees Make ‘Mistakes?’ Good!

  Innovation and growth does not come from doing ‘same old, same old!’ Your employees, the front line workers, many times have ideas on how to improve the way things are done.  Do you allow them to try their ideas? … Continue reading

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Abstract Future Thinkers

Have you ever sat on a board or leadership team where one member really didn’t say much until the discussion was just about over then contributed something very valuable right out of left field? I sat on a board a … Continue reading

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