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Dec 7, 2017
Opinion: 4 big bad sales myths
Justin Jones

I recently had the opportunity to debunk a few myths about wolves. I visited the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and came face-to-face with some misconceptions. Our culture is permeated with tales of the Big Bad Wolf, leading to widespread hunting...

Dec 5, 2017
Poll: Is your business ready for natural disasters?

Given the number of natural disasters in North America alone recently, in October, BCBusiness asked Mustel Group to survey provincial businesses on how prepared they are. Of the 203 owners contacted, “four in 10 think that they do have a plan, but still that leaves six in 10 that have...

Nov 30, 2017
Team-building can improve your bottom line

A happy employee is an engaged employee—but it doesn’t just happen. Employees need to feel valued and relevant. And when employees are engaged, productivity can increase as much as twofold. It needn’t be complicated. In fact, team-building events and activities can boost employee engagement by up to 40 per cent. They need...

Nov 30, 2017
Opinion: What Canadian sales teams need to know and do to prepare for NAFTA changes
Gord Smith

If you’re a leader of a Canadian company or sales organization that sells in the U.S., changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could significantly impact your business, relationships, and sales. Here’s what you need to know and do to prepare as the NAFTA showdown heats up.

Nov 29, 2017
In praise of name tags: weekly networking tip from Shepa Learning
Gayle Hallgren-Rezac, Judy Thomson and Darcy Rezac

Academy Award buzz is all over actor/director Greta Gerwig’s new movie, Lady Bird. Gerwig, who wrote and directed the film, tells Chris Knight of the National Post that her experience as an actress gave her a first-hand view of the director’s skills behind the camera.

Nov 28, 2017
Opinion: How to turn stress into strength with an antifragile mindset
Laurie Schultz

Many C-suite executives overlook the benefits of creating an antifragile workplace. Exactly what is antifragility? The term antifragile gained popularity after Nassim Nicholas Taleb published the book Antifragility: Things That Gain From Disorder in 2012. Taleb explored the impact of stress and how...

Nov 27, 2017
6 Ways to Encourage Volunteering in the Workplace
Chris Hinton

Job seekers know what they’re looking for, and a surprising number of companies are still missing the mark. In a recent survey conducted by Telus, 60 per cent of working Canadians stated that when searching for their next job, it’s important that their future employer takes an active role in supporting...

Nov 23, 2017
Office Space: Working Well
Felicity Stone

“There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.” That message is inscribed at the base of the staircase in the Vancouver office of CBRE Group Inc., a global real estate services firm headquartered in Los Angeles.

Nov 23, 2017
Holiday networking for introverts: weekly networking tip from Shepa Learning
Gayle Hallgren-Rezac, Judy Thomson and Darcy Rezac

If you dread the office holiday party schmooze, here’s an easy way to get through the event with a minimum of forced networking. Volunteer to help out. There’s always a need for people to welcome guests and give out drink...

Nov 20, 2017
Opinion: 5 tips for doing business in China
Alistair Vigier

This October I travelled to mainland China for just over a month to explore the possibility of opening a Beijing branch of Hart Legal, the B.C.-based law firm where I serve as vice-president. I also wanted to bring fresh organic juices...

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