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The Canada-Alberta Job Grant: Increasing Education, Skill and Productivity

By | April 4th, 2016|Categories: DiSC Certification, listening skills, Management, Training & Workshops|

The only constant in business is change. Each new year brings new technologies, strategies, and demands; strategies that were lucrative one day may be outdated the next. That’s why our government created the Canada Job Grant program, an initiative which includes corresponding provincial programs. This program aims to educate Canadian workers, increasing our economic competitiveness and [...]

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Everything DiSC Workplace: How Self-Knowledge Can Improve Team Work

By | March 18th, 2016|Categories: Everything DiSC Assessments, Leadership, listening skills, Organizational Growth|

To succeed in the workplace, you have to know your own weaknesses and your own strengths. It is only by self-awareness that you can achieve self-improvement, and work to compensate for your own weaknesses. If you are looking for a way to improve the overall effectiveness of your team, this is a great way to start. [...]

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3 Ways to Help Your Employees Learn to Lead

By | March 4th, 2016|Categories: Communication, Leadership, Management, Training & Workshops|

  To many people out there, the idea of leading a group or team may seem daunting. Taking a leadership role at work can appear to some people as an impossible task which they will never be suited for. However, this mindset is not conducive to advancing in the workplace, or taking on as much as [...]

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Do You Value How You “Think”

By | January 25th, 2016|Categories: Sales, Training & Workshops|Tags: , , , , |

What will you achieve this calendar year? NOW is the perfect time to reflect, and allow yourself to THINK.  Once you begin to think, you can expand your thought process into how to make your thinking a reality. Think about your past successes - they’ll make you smile, and feel good about yourself.   Next, think [...]

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Teamwork Training Canada

By | December 29th, 2015|Categories: Newsletter|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  What Makes a Team Work? Vince Lombardi once said “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”  With that much at stake, why would “teamwork” get such a bad rap? Back in the mid-80’s I was working for a large [...]

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Sales Training Calgary

By | December 23rd, 2015|Categories: Sales, Training & Workshops|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The Fallacy of Sales Training Watch a summary of this blog here. Can you imagine an increase in gross profit of 46.7% in 2016?  It is completely possible, with the right skills.  We provide our clients with Essential Selling Skills, the key word being skills. Skill development takes more than just training.  How many times have [...]

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Business Growth Calgary

By | December 4th, 2015|Categories: Organizational Growth, Strategic Planning, Training & Workshops|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Business X-Ray What if you could do an X-Ray of your business?  Well, you can!  In his groundbreaking research of over 650 companies, James Fischer found some remarkable patterns in the challenges and opportunities faced by growing businesses.  He identified seven stages of growth starting with 1 employee, growing to 500 employees.  And the number one [...]

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Leadership Development

By | November 27th, 2015|Categories: DiSC, Everything DiSC Assessments, Leadership|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  Are You Really an “Inclusive” Leader? The ability to lead with an “Inclusive” mindset may very well be the single dimension that separates a great leader from a good one.  There are eight distinct approaches to leading others, and typically, a high achieving Commanding leader who is also Resolute and Pioneering, will overlook the Inclusive [...]

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Leadership Training Calgary

By | November 23rd, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Does Corporate Culture Affect Profit? According to James L. Heskett, culture “can account for 20-30% of the differential in corporate performance when compared with ‘culturally unremarkable’ competitors.”  So what is corporate culture, anyway?  It’s one of those things that is so hard to define and articulate, yet you know it exists, and you can feel the [...]

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Leadership Education

By | November 6th, 2015|Categories: Leadership, Overview, Training & Workshops|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Your PA System Summary of the blog can be found here. Your PA System, your Personal Attitude System, affects every single thing you do – at work, and at home.  Whether you are helping a customer, leading a team, negotiating a deal or just managing your time – your PA System needs to be loud and [...]

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