You must have read the title and you are thinking, “What does culture have to do with True Colors®?” I have been fascinated with both for some time now. Do countries have a collective personality? I believe they do. Just like people, every coRead 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
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
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
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
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
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
While teaching an undergraduate university class recently, I caught myself asking the students: “Are you aware of your gifts?” The students are young adults pursuing their post secondary education. I was not sure if they were thinking of their skills and natural talents as gifts. In thRead More
Every year at “Ramadan Time” I get ready to observe it. Now that I am self employed, I lighten my schedule during this month of fasting. However, I remember many years of fasting while working in corporate Canada. I thought it might be an appropriate time to share some of my experiences with people who are in close contact with felloRead 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
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