Eisenhower Matrix: A Productivity Tool to Get Things Done

Featured Whistler Question Column, November 29, 2016 ~ Eisenhower Matrix: A Productivity Tool to Get Things Done A couple weeks back, this Biz Strategies column (read it here) covered Stephen Covey’s 7 habits to be highly effective. And while his book on the topic is a blueprint to boost productivity, all too often people lack […]

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Learn the 8th Habit

  Featured Column in Whistler Question newspaper, November 15, 2016: Learn the 8th Habit Whistler’s shoulder seasons are shortening. After the busiest summer on record, it seems that our resort had to roll right in to preparing for ski season. With less time to move from one season to the next, our mindsets have to adjust […]

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Escape the Cubicle

Featured Whistler Question column, November 1, 2016: Escape the Cubicle Do you dream of escaping the grind of working ‘9 to 5’ to live in exotic locales? Or perhaps you simply want to blend work and play doing the things you love? Lydia Lee knows about those desires and in fact, started her business ‘Screw […]

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Recruit and Retain Staff for Your Small Business

  Featured column in Whistler Question newspaper ~ September 18, 2016: Recruit and Retain Staff for Your Small Business October is Small Business month in British Columbia. And small business is big business in this province. BC Statistics released their annual Small Business Profile report in October 2015, showing statistics for 2014. This profile indicates […]

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How to Win Business Awards

  Whistler Question Feature Column, October 4, 2016 ~HOW TO WIN BUSINESS AWARDS 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. With numbers like […]

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How to Be a Successful Negotiator

  Featured column in Whistler Question newspaper ~ September 20, 2016: How to Be A Successful Negotiator Are you a good negotiator? Are you in it to win it? Negotiating is often met with fear and trepidation because people lack two things: a plan and a win-win attitude. Author and international speaker Shane Gibson acknowledges […]

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What It Takes to Be a Great Leader

Featured Whistler Question column ~ September 6, 2016:  What It Takes to Be a Great Leader Harvard Business Review defines leadership as “the art and science of getting things done through people.” Furthermore, they describe a leader as a “sense maker: a person who helps others see pattern, meaning and direction in data and events.” […]

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10 Steps to Building Freedom in Business

Whistler Question featured column ~ August 23, 2016:  10 STEPS TO BUILDING FREEDOM IN BUSINESS With the dog days of summer upon us, it seems relevant to ponder the concept of freedom.  Wouldn’t we all love to bust out of work routines and have “freedom in business and adventure in life” on our own terms? […]

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Your 4-Step Mentorship Plan

Featured Column in the Whistler Question Column ~ August 9, 2016: Your 4-Step Mentorship Plan   Mentorship that delivers impact and results doesn’t just happen. While you may be lucky enough to stumble across someone that will agree to be your mentor and has the ability to fill your knowledge gap, that is rather simplistic. […]

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How to Do a SWOT Analysis

  Whistler Question Featured Column: How to Do a SWOT Analysis ~ July 26, 2016 SWOT Analysis is a useful technique to examine internal and external elements of a business. This tool helps explore options on your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, thus the acronym SWOT. By reviewing all these factors as they relate to […]

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