Reputation

Reputation

How valuable is your reputation? It should be priceless. Whether we are talking about your organization’s reputation or your personal reputation, its value must be protected at all costs. I was listening to the Braintrust Philanthropy Podcast Powered by VITREO...
Municipal Sponsorships Today

Municipal Sponsorships Today

Are you engaged in municipal sponsorship? Perhaps you are a brand trying to reach a soccer mom demographic, mom and tot swim audience, or a local arts audience. Perhaps you are a property and find you are competing against the city for dollars. Or maybe you are just a...
Commitment

Commitment

Commitment is a tough. Typically, it provides pleasure, but sometimes it takes hard work. I have made many commitments over the course of my almost 58 years on this earth. They include a commitment to love and cherish my wife, even from before our actual marriage...
Does Your Perspective Really Matter?

Does Your Perspective Really Matter?

Earlier this summer, my wife, our daughter, and I went on our epic driving trip of 2019. It was 5,010 km., through four provinces (BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba), three time zones, nine market stops (staying at hotels in some places and with family in...
Learning from Failing

Learning from Failing

No one likes to fail, but we all do at some point. Perhaps it is that big deal that doesn’t happen. Perhaps it is a failed relationship. Perhaps you failed your driver’s licence test the first time around, or you started a business that did not make it. Inevitably,...
The Art of Managing

The Art of Managing

I learned the hard way—and I have the scars to prove it. When I was in university, I managed the pub nights at our college within Western University. Yes, I had to “hire” staff to bartend, clean up, bounce, etc. Then I had to manage them. Later I got into restaurant...