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

Posted by Hoda on Jan 08,2017

Five Reasons why Sales Professionals should use True Colors®

Five Reasons why Sales Professionals should use True Colors®

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

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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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Teamwork Lessons from “The Wire” – Storming Stage

Teamwork Lessons from “The Wire” – Storming Stage

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 ad

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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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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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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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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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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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“You Can’t Even Drink Water?!” and 4 More Corporate “Ramadan” Questions

“You Can’t Even Drink Water?!” and 4 More Corporate “Ramadan” Questions

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 fello

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How Understanding Personality Can Improve Your Project Teams

How Understanding Personality Can Improve Your Project Teams

While working in corporate Canada, I noticed that project teams were assembled mainly according to technical skills and time availability. Nobody paid attention to the personality mix available or whether or not the team structure had a complementary balance of personalities.

Maybe some readers will won

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What’s in a name…”Sinai Maple”

What’s in a name…”Sinai Maple”

The company that I started, Sinai Maple, is nearing its third year anniversary. Because I’ve received so many questions regarding the name and how it was chosen, I thought that now is a good time to write about the importance of naming and branding.

The naming of any organization is one of the most important

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Missing the Target: A Retailer’s Aim for International Markets

Missing the Target: A Retailer’s Aim for International Markets

The recent Target closure announcement in Canada came as a shock to many and is the centerpiece of conversation and case studies on international retail and market expansion. I found the unexpected reactions of most to be surprising – as it took just one visit to my neighborhood Target to foreshadow the company’s inevitable retreat.

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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!