Category Archives: Listening

The Best Boss

I was asked the other day, “who was your best boss”.  I had to think on that for a while.  I learned from all the bosses I had over the years.  From some I learned what to do, others what … Continue reading

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What’s Up?

We live in interesting times.  Sometimes moving in two or three directions at once.  Case in point, we have a movement trying to eliminate bottled water and disposable cups, yet the coffee industry in their desire to give us convenience … Continue reading

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The Truth According to ……..

We are constantly being bombarded by social media, newspapers, television, radio, websites, blogs, etc., that all have compelling stories and posts that evoke our emotions. (Fear, love, displeasure, etc., etc.)  What is sad is many people take these at face … Continue reading

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What Does it Take?

We often hear the expression, “It takes a village.”  Too often, I see the devastation left behind by bullying, harassment, and abuse.  Those who have suffered will always carry the scars.  The scars can be lack of self worth, self … Continue reading

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Communication and Teamwork

Listening to the Crows at 4 a.m. this morning (hard not to when they are outside your bedroom window!), I marveled at their ability to summon the ‘troops’ to their defense when faced with a threat. The threat in this … Continue reading

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The ‘Office’

Sipping an Americano, or as I prefer to call it, a Canadiano, and waiting for a business associate, I’m people watching the bustling morning coffee crowd at The Buzz. Some are business on their break, not relaxing at all as … Continue reading

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How to Dance

We hear it from many communities.  “They take so long to process applications for building permits”, “The Regional District doesn’t understand the needs of the municipalities”, “Where is Economic Development coming from, that is our main source of income and … Continue reading

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