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Candide the Opera - Relevance to Modern Business

  
  
  
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How Candide can help you reduce turnover and capital costs.

I went to see the Opera Candide last week. It was presented by the Calgary Opera Company, @calgaryopera, and I enjoyed it immensely. I am not sure why I love opera, but I do. Perhaps, it's because there is so much going on. The music, the sets, the costumes, the actors, etc. Or, maybe, it's just that the opera is so darned “racy.”

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Hadfield on Living a Good Life

  
  
  
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Tips from Astronaut Chris Hadfield on How To Live a Good Life.

During my recent holiday, I read Chris Hadfield's book "An Astronauts Guide to Life on Earth." Mr. Hadfield tells the story of achieving his lifelong goal to be an astronaut and the lessons he learned along the way. Lessons useful in everyday life. I thought I would share a few of Hatfield's thoughts with you.

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Ideas to Improve Access to Capital

  
  
  
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"The competition to hire the best will increase in the years ahead. Companies that give extra flexibility to their employees will have the edge in this area." Bill Gates

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If You Read One Article About Managing By the Numbers Read this One

  
  
  
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Why Managing by the Numbers can be a Love-Hate Relationship

Last Week

Last week, I talked about CEOs who get too involved in the day to day operations of the firm, ending up making the problems as their own and reducing employee involvement and overall corporate performance. The solution is to assign tasks to others and hold them accountable. Easy to say, hard to do. Here is the link to the post.

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How Workaholic CEOs Can Make You Sick

  
  
  
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Why some CEO's are Workaholics and how to solve it

I caught up with an old friend and former client of mine the other day. She was telling me about changes that have occurred over the past few years at the company at which she works. Most of them were negative.

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CEO Struggles - How to keep out of trouble.

  
  
  
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A CEO Removes His Corporate Mask And Reveals The Truth About His Companies' Struggles With Execution. And Its Refreshing.

Brett Tolbert worried. As CEO of Service Eenergy Inc., Brett's board had charged him to develop and execute a new strategic plan. Brett was familiar with developing strategy; in fact, he and his senior leadership team had developed numerous strategies. It was fun, the team enjoyed the creativity and it was easy for him.

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Why Signs Should Be 1 of the 7 Deadly Sins

  
  
  
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Signs are so beneficial to business that it is sinful. Read on to find out why.

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking to the World Sign Associates, Division 1 meeting in Victoria, BC.

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10 Facts About Pierre Lamielle That'll Keep You Up at Night

  
  
  
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How Pierre Lamielle won last night's Top Chef Canada competition.

Pierre Lamielle hit it out of the park on Top Chef Canada last night. If you haven't been following Top Chef Canada, it's a show that eliminates a chef who loses a competition each week. The series ends with one chef as the winner.

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Find Your Big Why

  
  
  
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This week we have a guest post written by Eric Deeter.

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How Optimism Can Get You Your Heart's Desire

  
  
  
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My brush with a loved one dying and how it affected my optimism.


Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable. - Voltaire1

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