In a recent trip to Egypt, I was fortunate to meet Ayman Yassen, a wonderful salesperson and the founder of Essential Oils & Herbs in 6 October City, Egypt. I was standing in the lobby of a tourist-filled hotel mesmerized when I saw customer after customer walk into the store and leave after purchasing something. I knew that Ayman had a giftRead More
My friend, Diana Szasz, left us on July 14, 2014. It has been one month since cancer stole her from us. I guess that you might think that LinkedIn is not the place to write about a friend that we just lost, but I met Diana through work. Our friendship was initially formed when we both worked at Gennum, in Burlington, Ontario, so I think that itRead More
Over the last few months I have been watching “The Wire”. For those of you who have not heard of it, it is an HBO series from 2002 that is centered on a fictional Baltimore Police force who are trying to capture inner city drug dealers who have been elusive and off the grid.
After watching the first season, I found that theRead More
It is with great pleasure that we announce that Sinai Maple is celebrating its fifth year anniversary! I must say that it has been an interesting, challenging, and rewarding journey. When we first started, we had no idea that we would have the privilege of working with such wonderful, dynamic organizations. We want to thank ourRead More
This is the second part of a series on teamwork that is based on the famous HBO show “The Wire.” In the first part of the series we discussed the “Forming Stage” of Tuckman’s Theory of Group Development. In this post, we are going to adRead More
Does this modified saying resonate with you? Do you have many interests? Did you switch careers, and yet you still remain interested in certain aspects of all of them?
My entire life I have been interested in international marketing, technology, teaching, teambuilding, communication skills, cultural diversity, and mindfulness, just toRead More
The International True Colors® Association Conference was held in Spokane, Washington in August, 2012. I attended both days to both learn and to network with the industry leaders.
This year the conference focused on building company awareness, and an introduction to all of the new research associated with True Colors®. There weRead More
Recently, Sinai Maple bid on a contract in the U.S.,and we won it! We discovered that we needed to fill a certain IRS form (e.g. W-8BEN-E in our case) to reduce the amount of tax withholding by the U.S. client. As we’re already a registered Canadian Corporation paying taxes in Canada, we are protected by a tax treaty betweRead More
Warning! Yes! This is a Sales Pitch!
Have you ever been in a sales meeting where everything went smoothly with the client? You found it easy to build rapport, to connect; and in fact, you even predicted the client’s objections and were prepared to respond. It is likely that you came out of that meeting feRead More
Sinai Maple Co-Founder, Dr. Khaled Hassanein, was recently quoted in the Financial Post speaking about the importance of third party validation when establishing third-party trust and credibility in online transactions.
Dr. Hassanein discusses how there can be issuRead More
Norming is the third phase in Tuckman’s Stages of Group Development. We will discuss it in the context of “The Wire”, the popular HBO series. We already discussed the Forming and Storming Stages as they relate to team development in previous posts.
Going back to “The Wire” detail team, we will pick up wherRead More
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