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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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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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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10 Strategies for Happy Mompreneurs

Featured Whistler Question column, September 5, 2017: 10 Strategies for Happy Mompreneurs And just like that, Labour Day is over and the fall routine kicks in. Many parents welcome the opportunity to control their days again but for self-employed entrepreneurs with kids, it’s often extra pressure to manage their dual responsibilities. ‘Mompreneur’ is a trendy […]

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Wellness at Work

Featured Whistler Question newspaper column, August 22, 2017: Wellness at Work Poor air quality from the recent fires pushed many of us indoors on the west coast and served as a reminder how blessed we are to have a natural playground in our backyards. Whistler is a mecca for outdoor activity and breaking away from […]

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Social Media and Online Defamation

Whistler Question newspaper column, August 8, 2017: Social Media and Online Defamation Have you noticed that communication on social media can be nasty and disrespectful? For whatever reason, people post comments to each other in condescending tones that belittle the opinions of others. And although it may be worse when those interacting don’t know each […]

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