Where Does Experience Come From?

Where Does Experience Come From?

Experience is a great thing. It is something that many of us have a lot of—and many don’t. There is no substitute for experience. You can study hard and learn lots from text books, but when it comes down to it, you need hands-on experience to be successful. Could you...
What to Expect in 2017

What to Expect in 2017

Late last year, I presented the opening keynote at the Western Sponsorship Congress® (WSC) – Alberta Forum and looked at what to expect in 2017. I thought I would share those predictions with you now. As the session ran long, and I don’t want this to be a long article...
Emerging Trends in Sponsorship

Emerging Trends in Sponsorship

Over the holidays, I spent some time on line. I really enjoy the posts I find on LinkedIn. This week, I was going to share my predictions and forecasts for 2017 that I shared at a few conferences in late 2016. But when I found this article about emerging tech trends...
Living in a 24-7 World

Living in a 24-7 World

Did you shut off your phone on Christmas Day? Did you avoid emails on your laptop? Did you completely unplug for the last two days? If so, congratulations! I am impressed. I cannot say I did, but would have liked to. I guess it is a matter of will power. But is it...
Thoughts on Christmas and the Holidays

Thoughts on Christmas and the Holidays

It is that time of year again—the holiday season. I call it Christmas because I am a Christian. I have lots of friends and clients who will celebrate Hanukkah or Ramadan as well, but because I am Christian, I will refer to Christmas. Many people refer to it as “the...
What Makes Great Leaders?

What Makes Great Leaders?

Recently, I was having a conversation with a client on the topic of leadership. We talked about what makes great leaders. We came up with some great thoughts about this and I want to share them with you. Traits of Great Leaders They are listeners. They listen intently...