Book Review: “The Five Thieves of Happiness” By Dr. John Izzo

Posted by Hoda on Jan 08,2017

What I learned from True Colors®

What I learned from True Colors®

I first heard about True Colors® in 2009, before I started Sinai Maple, while I was still working as a Product Manager. The management of the company had sent some employees to take part in team-building and leadership training. Following their training, my colleagues came back and were constantly trying to analyze

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Teamwork Lessons from “The Wire” – Norming Stage

Teamwork Lessons from “The Wire” – Norming Stage

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 wher

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Teamwork Lessons from “The Wire” – Performing Stage

Teamwork Lessons from “The Wire” – Performing Stage

The Performing stage is the fourth phase in Tuckman’s Stages of Group Development. We will discuss it by using examples from “The Wire,” the popular HBO series. We have already discussed the FormingRead More

Congratulations to Sound Options on Their 3rd Place Finish at Lion’s Lair!

Congratulations to Sound Options on Their 3rd Place Finish at Lion’s Lair!

Picture taken following the Lion’s Lair event. Standing from left to right is,
Michael Chrostowski, Hoda Kamel, and Shelly-Anne Li

 

 

Lion’s Lair 2014 was held at Carmen’s in Hamilton, on October 2, 2014. It was a huge event which was attended by over 500 people, sponsored by 

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Understanding Egypt’s Business Culture using True Colors®

Understanding Egypt’s Business Culture using True Colors®

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 co

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Are you Aware of Your Gifts?

Are you Aware of Your Gifts?

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 th

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Wishing You A Very Successful 2013!

Wishing You A Very Successful 2013!

We would like to wish everyone a very happy and successful 2013! It is exciting to begin 2013 with so many upcoming projects. We are ready to continue to help our clients and partner companies grow in 2013.

Sinai Maple will be offering a True Colors Teambuilding workshop in Collingwood, Ontario on January 23rd and 24th, and a Personal

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Five Similarities between Politics and Marketing

Five Similarities between Politics and Marketing

One day, a friend asked me, “why do you like politics if you like marketing this much? Are they related in any way?” This seemed like a strange question to me because in my mind, marketing and politics are closely linked. However, not everyone views it this way. I’ve always loved politics, not as a politician, but as an observe

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Branding and Updates

Branding and Updates

We’ve been very busy developing all of the branding material for Sinai Maple. We started with the creation of our logo. The logo symbolizes the mix of a maple leaf and lotus plant using the colours of the sea and the desert. This is to show the experience and relationship Sinai Maple has with both Canada and Egypt.

The tagline wa

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Sinai Maple Featured in BIZ Hamilton Q4 2014 Issue

Sinai Maple Featured in BIZ Hamilton Q4 2014 Issue

Late October 2014 I got a phone call from Marc Skulnick, the Editor of BIZ Hamilton Magazine. He wanted me to be featured in the magazine as a Small Business which operates out of Hamilton. I felt so fortunate and happy to get this invitation. As a small business owner, I do a lot of networking and it felt good that it paid off. Sinai Maple was

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True Colors® Introduction to Ontario Power Generation Trainers & Facilitators

True Colors® Introduction to Ontario Power Generation Trainers & Facilitators

In June 2015, I had the pleasure of introducing the True Colors® Personality Assessment method to 120 trainers and facilitators at the Ontario Power Generation (OPG) facility in Pickering, Ontario. It was part of a Training & Development program designed for OPG t

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Why Can’t Sales & Marketing Just Get Along?

Why Can’t Sales & Marketing Just Get Along?

Many articles and blog posts revolve around how the Sales and Marketing functions are constantly fighting with each other. Each function views the business world differently which often leads to the creation of incompatible goals between the two functional areas. Marketers tend to think that sales people are too short-term focused, whereas sales

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Why Sinai Maple

Sinai Maple specializes in professional training offering both pre-designed and custom developed workshops tailored to meet your needs!