5 Tips for Leading your Virtual Team

May 28, 2020 — By Crystal Wilson   We’ve been leading our team virtually since waaay before it was cool (*read* before Covid-19 forced most workplaces to try it out under immense pressure with little to no warning…) and we’ve learned some things along the way.  Here are 5 tips for effectively leading a virtual team:  1. Differentiate Leadership from Management These two can...

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Habit 7: Sharpening the Saw

May 13, 2020 — By Erin Walker   Habit #7 can be an antidote to the stress, anxiety and burnout experienced by so many people during this global pandemic. The key idea to this Habit is that regularly investing time for self-renewal has a significant and positive impact on reinforcing your well-being and personal growth. Given the current global situation, there is no shortage...

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Habit 6: Emotional Bank Account

May 8, 2020 — Habit 6: Emotional Bank Account By Mary Hunt   Every relationship you have, whether it is a personal or business connection, a spouse or work colleague, a family member or neighbour, you inevitably form a joint emotionalbank account whether you realize it or not. Just like any monetary bank account, when there are constant deposits a sense of security, comfort...

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5 Things your Bookkeeper wants you to know about e-commerce (and one sneaky tidbit from the branding department)

April 30, 2020 — By Crystal Wilson   So, you’ve taken your business on line and are now operating an e-commerce shop.  Great! You’ve got your branding on point, your photos are inviting, and your copy is pure fire. Amazing!  These are, of course, all very important aspects of your e-commerce endeavours.  But they’re not the only things to consider!  In addition to having...

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Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then To Be Understood

April 15, 2020 — By Laura-Lee McKeown    Wow that seems simple but not a habit we always find easy to put into place. Why is that? Is it our pride and/or desire to be validated? Is it our inability to be vulnerable and honest with others? Is it our own desire to be heard overshadowing the need to listen? Well, yes; those aredefinitely...

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Choose Joy

April 12, 2020 — By Crystal Wilson   Here’s the thing.  It’s a thing you already know, but I am going to tell you anyway.    We’re all living in a period of time where no one knows what to do. No one knows the right answer, no one can tell you how long it will be like this, and no one knows what...

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Maybe you don't recognize me - My name is Opportunity

March 28, 2020 — By Crystal Wilson   Regardless of where you land politically, it cannot be said that the current Canadian Government did not make a significant statement.  Today, March 27, 2020, a few weeks into the declared Global Pandemic that is Covid-19, the Candian Government has clearly stated something that we want to remind you of right now.    Your business matters....

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HABIT 4: I’m trying to “Think Win/Win”

March 17, 2020 — By Chris Sprague   The concept of Win/Win, the 4 th habit in Stephen Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, provided an interesting insight to me. This is the concept that in order to get the best results – at work, in interpersonal relationships, etc. we all need to win. Instead of thinking of life as a...

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HABIT 3: Put First Things First

March 2, 2020 — By Hazel Bernez   My former mother-in-law imagined herself as a genteel lady, adopting an air of dignified nonchalance. She struggled to cope in the brash world around her and wistfully spoke of a forgotten era of grace. When the modern world interrupted her memories with the simple intrusive jangling of a phone call, it was comical to see her cultivated...

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HABIT 2: Begin with the End in Mind

February 5, 2020 — By Emily Bouchard & Lauren Kenney   When we reviewed this habit as a team, April Burrows, our resident Chief Dot Connector, started us off with the very easy reflection question: “How do you want to be remembered?” We were asked to think about what we wanted people to say at our funerals.    Intense, right?!  That’s just kind of...

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Additional Posts

HABIT 1: Circle of Influence vs Circle of Concern - January 28, 2020

Take the Wheel and Drive - December 9, 2019

What's In Your Work Plan? - September 30, 2019

The Virtual Superhero - September 16, 2019

Love is Best for the World - September 11, 2019

Email Etiquette 101 - August 21, 2019

Meetings with Meaning - August 14, 2019

Is Cash No Longer King? - August 7, 2019

Is Your Hiring Inclusive? - June 19, 2019

Vote Everyday Scavenger Hunt - March 27, 2019

Treats + Crafts + Community - December 16, 2018

Crystal's Favourite Podcasts - November 28, 2018

Happy Living Wage Week! - November 9, 2018

5 Tips From the Deadline Diva - September 26, 2018

Hello, HelloFresh! - September 11, 2018

How To Train Your...Self? - September 4, 2018

Personal Mission - August 2, 2018

We're the BEST! - July 11, 2018

Turn it Up! - May 25, 2018

Grown Up Halloween - November 1, 2017

Meet The Team - June 29, 2017

Do Your Emails Get Answers? - February 15, 2017

Guelph's Good Giving Guide - December 16, 2016

Living Wage - why not? - November 25, 2016

Changing Everything - October 14, 2016

Entrepreneurship is... - October 6, 2016

Meet The Bs? Yes Please! - August 2, 2016

Millenial Is A State Of Mind - April 28, 2016

Are You AODA Compliant? - March 3, 2016

Stress and the Entrepreneur - February 3, 2016

Why We Went For The B - August 3, 2015

The Wisdom of Women - May 10, 2015

We're Back From Bootcamp - March 13, 2015

That Third One Is Tricky - January 28, 2015

Let's Talk About Posters - December 17, 2014

Our 3rd Bottom Line - September 24, 2014

What Is This Flow Thing? - July 23, 2014

Schedule Solutions - January 8, 2014

Happy New Year? - September 13, 2013

Get Out Of Your Box - April 2, 2013

Bookkeeping - March 12, 2013

What Kind of Hungry - March 10, 2013

Hearts In The Right Place - February 27, 2013

The Friend With The Pick Up Truck - February 11, 2013

Why Do You Do It Pt. 2 - January 28, 2013

Why Do You Do It - January 15, 2013

New Beginnings - January 2, 2013