Advice for Your Child

Advice for Your Child

Recently, I was chatting with a friend and my 15-year-old daughter. My daughter seldom takes my advice. She is independent and wants, it seems, to make all her own mistakes, and learn from them (rather than take the advice of some old guy who might know a few things...
Storytelling

Storytelling

Do you like to hear stories? Sometimes they’re funny, sad, informative, or whimsical. The storyteller may be a parent, child, TV show, radio program, or podcast. It may be a book or stage play. In essence, though, storytelling happens every day—all day—and most people...
Humility

Humility

I have always espoused the belief, and our clients can tell you it is true, that the process needs to be about them—not you! This is not news to the people who are successful. It is not about pitching a proposal that is great. It is about understanding the client’s...
Podcasts

Podcasts

Do you listen to podcasts? Do you have a favourite? I do. I have several favourites. Are podcasts the new medium? Will they replace radio? I am showing my age, but isn’t a podcast an early days radio program? Sometimes I used to tune in to the old radio shows on CORUS...
Serving Your Mission

Serving Your Mission

What is your organization’s mission? Why do you exist? What are your goals? A lot of questions, but I think we need to ask them of ourselves more often in order to keep ourselves on track and serving those who benefit from us. If you are a charity, you have a mission....
Who Is Your Competition?

Who Is Your Competition?

Do you know who your competition is? I asked three clients that recently. They were all sure they knew. One was a performing arts organization, one was a sport property, and one was a charity.  The arts organization listed other arts organizations like the ballet and...