End of an Era

Sadly, the Whistler Question newspaper is closing after 41 years.  I’ve so enjoyed writing this business column for 14 years!  Thanks to all for reading and keep coming back here because this gives me more time to blog.  And now, here is my goodbye column in the last issue of the Whistler Question.  Featured Whistler […]

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How Saying No Can Change Your Life

Featured Whistler Question column, January 9, 2018: ‘How Saying No Can Change Your Life’ The #MeToo movement has initiated global awareness that will hopefully reshape our landscape and create real opportunity for women to rise. It has come with a mixed bag of deplorable, criminal behavior and perhaps milder, but still unacceptable conduct that has […]

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What’s Your Word for 2018?

  Featured Whistler Question newspaper column, December 26, 2017: What’s Your Word for 2018? Whether you are a believer in setting goals or not, there is no denying that it’s a good feeling to start the new year with a clean slate and some direction of what you want to achieve. However, New Year’s resolutions often […]

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Tips for Starting Fresh in the New Year

  Featured Whistler Question column: Tips for Starting Fresh in the New Year, December 12, 2017 Early snowfall has us off to stellar conditions on the mountains this season and now it is time to greet our holiday visitors. While Whistler is obviously a resort community, many businesses that aren’t directly tourism-based slow down. That presents […]

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Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed

Featured Whistler Question newspaper column, November 28, 2017: Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed With another winter season underway and the pressure that staff shortages put on businesses in the Sea to Sky Corridor, it’s timely to look at what makes a good leader. We often think of leadership skills in terms of managing staff […]

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Personality Tools: Myers-Briggs versus Enneagram

  Featured Whistler Question newspaper column, November 14, 2017: Personality Tools: Myers-Briggs versus Enneagram   For almost seventy-five years, the Myers-Briggs personality inventory has made Carl Jung’s theory of psychological types useful in people’s lives. The theory’s essence is that random variation in behavior is actually quite orderly and consistent, being due to basic differences […]

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How to Find The Perfect Job

Featured Whistler Question newspaper column, October 31, 2017: How to Find the Perfect Job Whistler’s employee shortages may put job seekers in a favorable position but showcasing yourself in the best possible light to potential employers will go a long way to securing a role that fits you perfectly. To do just that, here is […]

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How to Win Awards for Your Business

  Featured Whistler Question Newspaper Column, October 17, 2017: How to Win Awards for Your Business   October is Small Business Month. This annual celebration recognizes the important contributions entrepreneurs make to the BC economy and to their local communities. Small businesses (those with less than 50 employees) comprise 98% of all businesses in British Columbia. […]

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Recruitment & Retention for Small Business

Featured Whistler Question Column, October 3, 2017: Recruitment & Retention for Small Business October is Small Business month in British Columbia. BC Statistics released their annual 2016 Small Business Profile reporting that approximately 388,500 small businesses were operating in BC in 2015, representing 98 per cent of all businesses in the province. British Columbia ranked […]

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How To Make Good Decisions

Featured Whistler Question newspaper column, September 19, 2017: How To Make Good Decisions A few weeks ago, the company that is contracted to maintain our local roads made a bad decision. Deciding to simultaneously repair two pieces of pavement several miles apart snarled traffic all day. The reason for the initial decision was based on efficiencies but […]

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