Category Archives: Managing stress

The Power of a Smile

I was at the gas pumps this morning a little frustrated by the inability of the machine to read my card.  A lady at one of the other pumps came by and as she passed, she gave me a smile … Continue reading

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An Anxious, Excited, Introvert

As I write this I’m thinking of tomorrow, when I get up at 5 a.m. and drive to Victoria for the SOHO event at the conference centre.  This is an opportunity to hear talks from 8 dynamic speakers offering advice … Continue reading

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‘Me Too’ and more ….

There is a heightened awareness, at least in North America, about those in positions of power thinking it is OK to sexually assault and harass those around them.  The predators who have made the headlines hail from business, the entertainment … Continue reading

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The Edge

Whether you are a performer, a speaker, an artist, or an entrepreneur, you need the edge.  The edge may be a unique voice, a special message. Unusual approach, or a product or service that is meeting a need that is … Continue reading

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Who’s on Your Team?

In board rooms, members of the board are generally chosen based on a set of criteria.  They may see the need to have someone with a financial background, someone with legal expertise, and others who are well connected in the … 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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Murphy was an Optimist

Ever have technology fail, just as you start a meeting?  The conference phone starts to act up dropping callers or interrupting with statically outbursts.  Or the laptop battery runs out part way through a meeting, and you didn’t bring your … Continue reading

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