YOU ARE NOT A SOCIOPATH

You wake up in the morning and you are YOU. You leave the house for work and you are YOU. You arrive to work and start your day and you are YOU. You work throughout the day and you are YOU. You leave work to go home and you are YOU. You arrive home and…

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MEET ME THERE

My 10-year old son comes running off the basketball court with a smile from ear to ear. This was just his third game ever and even though his team lost by more than 20 points, he was so happy. He had fun! I, on the other hand, was miserable. I was very frustrated because the…

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THE ACCIDENTAL BUTTERFLY MURDER

A young boy sat at his grandfather’s picnic table crying. He was holding a jar that contained a dead butterfly, his butterfly. His grandfather sat down beside him and taught the boy a valuable lesson in life. Grandfather: “What’s the matter?” The Boy: “My butterfly is dead and I took great care of him” Grandfather:…

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7 DESTRUCTIVE PASTIMES TO AVOID

What is your favourite pastime? What do you do to escape the mundane, to re-energize yourself, to have fun? After all, that is the point of a pastime, right? A pastime is an activity that someone does regularly for enjoyment. It is a diversion that pleasantly occupies one’s time and thoughts. A pastime can be both physical…

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CHANGE IS NOT THE ISSUE

When thinking about change, I am reminded of the famous scene in the classic movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid where Butch and Sundance find themselves stuck between a rock and a hard place, literally. Being chased through the desert, Butch and Sundance are cornered on a cliff by their pursuers. They have two…

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WORST LEADER EVER!

Most people in a leadership role are well intentioned. They want to be great and do great things. They do not purposefully try to build a reputation for alienating employees, creating high turnover, having low team productivity, missing targets, being incompetent and seen as untrustworthy, but it happens. Before you know it, employees (past and…

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