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5 No-Nos For Business Networking

5 No-Nos For Business Networking

Last night I was on a panel at the Strategic Capability Network to talk about business networking. In my mind professional networking is really no different than dating (something I write about a lot)—the same principles apply. Because we all love listicles (sigh), here are…

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My Riverdale: Kelly’s Studio Esthetics

My Riverdale: Kelly’s Studio Esthetics

My aestheticians Kelly Margetis and Maria Siotis are very brave women. No task is too daunting for these business partners, and I’ve made them walk through rings of fire. Dealing with my Picasso-esque eyebrows is not for the faint of heart, not to mention my…

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Itching to Give Someone Feedback? Give Them Some A.I.R. First

Itching to Give Someone Feedback? Give Them Some A.I.R. First

Feedback.   I’ve been thinking about this word a lot lately in context of professional work I’ve done in the past. Performance “feedback” is built into the human resource infrastructure of many (maybe most) companies. I’ve designed performance management programs for several organizations in the…

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Two Little Stories After Eleanor Died

Two Little Stories After Eleanor Died

My mother-in-law Eleanor died last week. I’m still reflecting on what her life meant to me, and the lessons I learned about being the mother of sons from her strong example. I will write about all this in due course, but I’m not ready yet….

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My Riverdale: Mambo Lounge

My Riverdale: Mambo Lounge

A few months ago Yellow Pages began commissioning me to write profiles of local businesses for their digital platform. I have lived in Riverdale for almost 23 years so made the stretch on the Danforth between Broadview and Pape my “beat”. This guarantees never having…

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The Business of Relationships (Yes, there is even a mathematical formula)

The Business of Relationships (Yes, there is even a mathematical formula)

“If you’ve seen one marriage, you’ve seen one marriage.” This quote was offered by one of the participants from a round table of senior consultants, lawyers, and corporate professionals that I co-hosted in early April with Brent Wagner (BMO), and facilitated by Kitchen Table conversation…

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Stage 4: I Survived

Stage 4: I Survived

Tom Junod who writes for Esquire, GQ, and many other top magazines described the four stages of writing. I just completed a commissioned feature on governance practices in start-ups with married co-founders and can attest to its accuracy. Before I lose you in this post…

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Would It Kill Me To Talk Less?

Would It Kill Me To Talk Less?

Paul McLaughlin, a well-known journalist, ex-CBC producer, and interviewing trainer came to talk to my advanced feature-writing class at Ryerson last night about the art of the interview. I learned more in those riveting few hours about human behaviour than I did in the years…

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Are you good at business relationships? 10 questions you should ask yourself right now.

Are you good at business relationships? 10 questions you should ask yourself right now.

I’m a management consultant who blogs about romantic relationships. This makes me exceptionally popular at cocktail parties (the “blogger” part I mean). Everyone has a relationship story, dilemma or curiosity and who doesn’t want to talk about juicy topics like the ethics of an affair….

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Seeking Your Better Half In A Business “Marriage”? Four Questions To Ask Yourself

Seeking Your Better Half In A Business “Marriage”? Four Questions To Ask Yourself

On a crisp winter morning, on the 68th floor of First Canadian Place, eight of us meet to discuss considerations in selecting a business partner. Are you looking for “the one” in a business marriage? Here are snippets of our conversation. Why do I want…

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