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My Summer Reading List

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Bob Koehler is a motivational speaker who hails from my small hometown of Fonthill, Ontario. He’s shared the stage with the likes of Anthony Robbins and Jann Arden. There’s a quote that he references in every talk he gives and it’s resonated with me from the moment I first

How to Wrestle an Elephant and Win


Ever heard the expression “an elephant in the room”? It’s something that everyone knows exists but no one wants to acknowledge because dealing with it is too difficult or painful. It could be an issue, a decision, an office policy or even someone’s character trait.

The 5 Character Traits of a Great Marketer


It’s amazing how often I’m asked the question, “What makes a great marketer”? Whether it’s a new employee, students looking for career advice, fellow entrepreneurs or even clients, the question is asked because marketing is a tough position to pin down.

How is Your Leadership Pain Tolerance?

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It’s normal to live your life trying to avoid pain. It’s much more socially acceptable to embrace happiness as the goal for your life and all marketers (myself included) reinforce this philosophy by touting the benefits of products and services to help you achieve it.

Simple Strategy Questions. How do you stack up?

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No matter who or what is being led – a small team, an entire department, a small business or a large enterprise – every leader needs to bring clarity to a strategy in order for it to be successful. Why? Author and speaker, Andy Stanley, says it best: people

My Car is Worth $550,000

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It was the most interesting three-minute conversation I’ve had in years. It was also a stark reminder about an important lesson I’ve learned as a marketer and a business owner: where is a company’s focus now versus where it should be.

Losing the Soul of the Business

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This week at my TEC (The Executive Committee) meeting we had a great guest speaker, Al Killeen. Al is a successful executive coach from Boulder, Colorado, and I like to think he’s living proof that there are more than just retired hippies living there. And, after listening to Al