Northern Italian country side with flowers and the view of the mountains

Meditation in the Mountains of Northern Italy

Peace. Contentment. Balance.  These are all qualities that are desired to relieve the stress encountered in our busy lives today.  It is because of my search for these qualities that I recently found myself in a tranquil mountain setting in northern Italy.  My journey started almost thirteen years ago, when I found a flyer for

Read More »
Eric and Lysanne, his daughter, at the Ottawa Army Run

Step By Step

A few years ago my daughter, Lysanne, somehow persuaded me to take up running for the first time in my life. “It’s fun and you’ll feel great at the end,” she promised. I thought about it and decided if she cared enough to encourage me, then I should at least give it a try. On

Read More »
CAA Safety Patrol Recognition letter and pin

An Unexpected Recognition

I recently received an interesting email sent out by the South Central Ontario Chapter of the CAA (of which I am a member), asking if recipients had participated in their School Safety® Patrol Program.  In 2019 CAA will celebrating the 90th Anniversary of the Program and wanted to reach out to find those who may

Read More »
Employees sitting around a table working

Successful Marketing Communication Plans Include Employees

For many organizations, including their employees in corporate marketing communication initiatives is not often considered,  however, some business examples suggest that it should be. The auto industry offers a great example.  This is an industry that spends a substantial amount of money on branding, advertising, marketing and promotions – all directed at consumers.  As a

Read More »
Business people of varying ages meeting around a table in the workplace.

Multi-Generational Motivation – What Could Go Wrong?

Everyone has a personal need to feel appreciated and valued.  Sometimes figuring out what employees need to have them feel appreciated, valued and therefore motivated, isn’t easy.  The workforce today is made up of people who potentially come from five different generations.  To make things complicated, each generation has distinctly different: Life influences, Work ethics,

Read More »
Great

“Great” has become meaningless.

If you were to believe everything that anyone has said to you over the past day or week, let alone years, everything we do is great! According to the English language, we are all the same in actions and deeds. We have been assured by friends, family, colleagues and employers that all we do is

Read More »