What type are you?

I’ve lost count of how many personality assessments I’ve gone through over my working life. They seem to be a fixture of professional development. No matter how many times I do them, though, I always find them an interesting exercise in self-reflection and a helpful tool to understand how to better work with others. The … More What type are you?

Saying thanks

Everyone likes to be appreciated. Saying thank you is one of the most important messages you can share–but it’s one that isn’t said nearly enough. With Thanksgiving coming up this weekend for us Canadians don’t miss this opportunity thank the people who are important to your business. From your social media channels to your customer … More Saying thanks

How high school English class made me a better writer

One of the most important parts of my evolution as a writer was my high school English classes. Looking back, I’m not sure that the courses followed the provincial curriculum entirely–or at least the marking scheme didn’t. Throughout my five years of high school (I graduated before Ontario eliminated the final fifth year), all of … More How high school English class made me a better writer

Five tips for better storytelling from documentary films

In communications, we talk a lot about storytelling. It’s a very powerful technique to share ideas and motivate people. As a writer, I love a good story, and in my experience some of the best stories are true. We’re big documentary fans in our house, and our favourite documentarian is Ken Burns. If you’re not … More Five tips for better storytelling from documentary films