A Staff Retreat —is it Right for You?

A Staff Retreat —is it Right for You?

In a 1990's edition of the comic strip Dilbert, the Pointy-Haired Boss announces he's going off to a 4-star hotel for a two week management retreat. Needless to say, his staff isn't impressed. The strip hints at the underlying feelings many people have about corporate retreats: expensive wastes of time where executives practice silly exercises like trust falls and rope challenges, all the while gorging themselves on exotic foods in some tropical paradise.

It doesn't have to be that way.

Properly planned and executed, a staff retreat can provide a wonderful vehicle to re-energize yourself or your team, encourage cooperation across different departments and strengthen internal bonds.

Start at the very beginning

If you are (or were) a fan of The Sound of Music, you might remember the lyrics: “Let's start at the very beginning. A very good place to start.”

The same applies in your business.

Too many business owners make the mistake of developing their product or marketing strategy before doing the first critical step…

What Defuses Your Stress?

What Defuses Your Stress?

You gripped the steering wheel so tightly during your commute to the office that you left claw marks. The frown lines that sometimes visit your forehead have now taken up permanent residence and invited their relatives to stay. 

In other words, you might be under a little bit of a strain.

Stress is nothing new. It's been around since the beginning of time, and it doesn't appear to be going out of style any time soon. How we deal with it will go a long way to determining how productive and happy we end up being.

Tax Filing Time — Last Minute Tips for Procrastinators

Tax Filing Time — Last Minute Tips for Procrastinators

“Never put off till tomorrow what can be put off until the day after tomorrow.”
“Me?  A procrastinator?  I’ll prove you wrong, just you wait and see.”

Do any of these quotes sound like you, when it comes to doing your taxes?  Like the tide, you can sense the filing deadline washing inevitably towards you, yet you still haven’t gotten them started.  Don’t worry: you’re not alone. The last day of tax season is also one of the busiest. If you’re the type that likes to put everything together at the last minute, here are some tips to help:

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Revisiting Your Goals

Revisiting Your Goals

Since we were children, we’ve been taught about the importance of goals.

We set them, achieve them and work towards them. Sometimes, like the plants in our homes or offices, we conveniently forget about them, or at other times, we lose sight of them in the shuffle of our daily lives. But if our goals are to bear fruit, we need to occasionally remember to turn to towards the light or water them.

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