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

Posted by Hoda on Jan 08,2017

Ready for Business in USA!

Ready for Business in USA!

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 betwe

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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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TeamBuilding for Tenant Associations at CityHousing Hamilton

TeamBuilding for Tenant Associations at CityHousing Hamilton

This is a post that I have been meaning to write for the last several months. Over February and March 2015, Sinai Maple ran a series of TeamBuilding workshops for several Tenant Association teams. These sessions were a part of the Tenant Engagement Strategy sponsored by  Read More

Trust in Social Media

Trust in Social Media

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 issu

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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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 Sinai Maple

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