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LEADING THROUGH SCARY TIMES
This gif of Canadians watching the American news that is kind of funny because it’s true. via GIPHY We watch the news with fascination and horror over recent events and concern for our friends and neighbours. Of…
The Excellent Benefits of Bookkeeping Services: It Makes a Difference
What sets a great business apart from a good business? The difference might lie in the benefits of bookkeeping services. When you are the owner of a company that’s doing well – making lucrative deals, courting…
Now What? Embracing the New Normal of the Pandemic
For most of us, our new normal amid the pandemic is adapting to a constant sense of uncertainty. At the same time, we’re faced with more time at home than ever before. And while this time may have been something we…
Donor Attraction Strategies for 2021: A New Model for Philanthropy
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The Relationship Thermostat: Why Adjusting the Temperature Can Save Your Relationship
Originally Published on the Gottman Institute Blog   Have you ever thought about the Relationship Thermostat? The secret to keeping things comfortable is to address the uncomfortable issues that pull you two…
What is a Founders Agreement and Why Do You Need One?
Have you developed a detailed founders agreement for your new startup? Launching a startup is an exciting time. For many, it will be the first time they will have managed their own business. If this describes you, you…
Honouring 2020
While 2020 was a challenging year, at ACTivate Hr we have much to be grateful for and are excited to look ahead to 2021. Here are some of our favourite numbers of 2020. The post Honouring 2020 appeared first on Activate…
Taking Strength in the Now
The One True Thing We Have When a person feels overwhelmed by the future, they can lose sight of the one true thing they really have--now. It is always possible to stop and enjoy the moment, but this is a skill that…
How to Organize Your Team for Maximum Productivity
Micromanaging is a serious problem in any business. Arguably, it is a bigger problem in smaller organizations, but it can happen anywhere. You might have already met your fair share of managers who need to control every…
Six Leadership Practices To Be More Agile In 2021
It’s that time of year when we set new year resolutions. Except this year is different. We have the benefit of 2020 hindsight and everything we learned from the challenges of last year. As we enter 2021 in this decade…
Uncover Your Gifts And Give to Others
You have gifts that the world needs. Don't waste them. The post Uncover Your Gifts And Give to Others appeared first on Alicia…
The 12 Best Jobs for Dog Lovers
You’re a dog lover… why not make a career out of your love for dogs? You enjoy nothing more than spending quality time with a furry puppy by your side, so why not make a living and get paid for your “dog…
How to pitch pride to get transition traction!
In 2003, Tom Hubler, a family business coach, told me “Pride and stubbornness” are barriers to a successful transition. This winter Beth Moore’s teaching has encouraged me to explore the aspects of pride that…
The Ultimate in Mediocracy – The 2020 Organizational Health Report
Introduction   57 Organizations took the time to complete my complimentary Organizational Health Survey. It takes courage to be vulnerable enough to look into your heart and try and understand where you are. This is a…
Self-Acceptance IS Possible!
From the book :The Body Joyful by Anne Poirier: “I stand naked in front of the full-length mirror in the dressing room.  Something familiar bubbles up from the knot in my stomach. Captain Criticism and her team begin…
Implement Your Bullying Prevention Program without Chaos
Implementing a harassment and bullying prevention program doesn't have to be chaotic! Follow these steps for the best outcome. The post Implement Your Bullying Prevention Program without Chaos appeared first on Activate…
Lumber Shortage
One of the benefits of off-site construction is its ability to mitigate fluctuations in material costs. No time is this more evident than in the current lumber market. Below are... The post Lumber Shortage appeared…
Clays for a Cause
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3 “Precommitment” Strategies for Achieving Your Goals
By nature, human beings are distractible creatures. Even when we want to achieve a goal we’ve been chasing for a while, we quickly get sidetracked by less important activities. In this modern age, external…
Dependency in Relationships: What to Expect
Dependency in a relationship can feel suffocating. Sometimes we lose our sense of self in our partner.  We can feel a love so deep, it can be as if we’ve become one with our partner and the universe.  It’s a…
How to make your dreams come true…Create Your Destination Postcard!
2020 has thrown us all some curve balls, thus I am reposting this from last year at this time.   I am reposting because we all deserve a re-due!  2020 turned out to be a crazy year all around.  So, let’s all do…
The Fastest Way to Lose Belly Fat
I know how it is… It can feel like you gain weight on your stomach just by thinking about eating junk food. And yet it’s almost impossible to lose belly fat. It doesn’t seem fair, does it? Belly fat is the worst,…
Ten Questions To Reflect On 2020 To Grow Leadership Agility
This year has been a year unlike any other in our lifetimes, individually and collectively. Many of my executive coaching clients are exhausted from the year. Most are well on their way to preparing for 2021. My advice…
Traveling With Animals Doesn’t Have to be Stressful
Holiday travel is going to look different for everyone this year and in years to come… While we all won’t necessarily be going away for Christmas or family visits, the stress that comes along with the season won’t…
Why Every Business Owner Should Have A Business Lawyer
Hiring a trusted business lawyer when there’s no actual problem may seem like an unnecessary expense. But if you’re planning on starting or buying a business, it’s best to have one on your side from day one. Why…
Hey Small Business Owner! Are You Trying to Do Too Much?
Your business might be small, but your never-ending list of to-dos certainly is not! Running a small business is no joke, and many small business owners are doing even more work than they need to. And can you guess one…
When Silent Nights Don’t Bring Peace To Your Farm
When I was a very small farm girl, dressed in my homemade red velvet jumper, I looked forward to “Edie” Christmas on Boxing Day with my cousins. I recall my great-grandmother singing “Silent Night” to us in…
Why Williams is the #1 Liberal Arts College in US
Williams is often ranked as the #1 liberal arts college in the country (usually trading places with its top rival, Amherst). Classes are small, teachers are excellent, and students are enthusiastic in academics and…
Charitable Giving During Covid: Intuition, Imagination, and Aligning Your Values
The post Charitable Giving During Covid: Intuition, Imagination, and Aligning Your Values appeared first on Betty-Anne…
The Leadership and Legacy of Tony Hsieh – Success Tips from a Culture Guru
Do you have a favorite inspirational leader? Maybe you have their book on your office shelf? Or a mug with one of their quotes? Or a framed ticket from an event they were speaking at as a reminder of their inspiration?…
Brand power: building it in a lowest-bid-wins world
Building brand power. Easy? No. Possible? Absolutely. Brands have been with us since the dawn of humanity. Even in prehistoric times, things like face paint and feathers in our hair identified our tribe. As our world…
Let's Do This Together!
New Experiences As we enter the holiday season, my husband and I have been spending time in the evenings watching holiday movies. Not many evenings ago, we looked at each other in the middle of one of these movies. We…
Diet vs Exercise: What’s More Important?
The big fitness question: diet vs exercise Which is more important? Which should you focus on first? Is it a chicken-and-egg situation, or something that happens in tandem? You probably want what millions of others…
Choosing the Best Virtual Event Software
Events have quickly taken themselves online as 2020 has brought on serious limitations when it comes to in-person gatherings. We all had to make these adjustments with little warning, which means that a lot of us went…
7 Lead Magnets That Really Work To Grow Your Business
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