self-improvement

Habits to Keep you organized at Work

Habits To Keep You Organized At Work

A tidy work place not only looks good but actually helps you stay focused and productive. We’ve all spent time looking for things that get lost in the mess, so keeping a tidy desk will help reduce clutter which in turn reduces stress. Did you know that a clean desk actually saves you time, spurs …

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The Greatest Tool in the Small Business Toolbox: Personality

The Greatest Tool in the Small Business Toolbox: Personality

What place do personal beliefs and opinions have in an office?  On the one hand, conversations around the water-cooler about politics or religion can lead to tense working relationships to say the least.  On the other hand, conversations about the weather aren’t conducive to building strong friendships.  The heated nature of political and religious discussions …

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Beauty will save the World

Beauty Will Save the World

“Beauty is truth, truth beauty’—that is all     Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.” – Ode on a Grecian Urn by John Keats There is a lack of beauty in modern life.  “Form ever follows function,”  We’re told that Beauty is merely an unnecessary ornament.  Even though that ignores the full …

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Leadership Lessons From Summer Camp

Last week I was helping out at a local father-son summer camp outside of Calgary called Arcatheos.  A lot of theatrics and explosions and all those great things.  We like to joke that it’s a camp for teaching boys to become men and men to become boys again. Leadership Requires Service This year the theme …

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