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The Great Pause

March 12, 20212 min read

Much will be written about the last 12 months. There will be the inevitable recriminations, finger pointing and some celebration but from me you just get, I can’t frigging believe it happened. Right from the beginning I was over whelmed with disbelief and of course the lock downs nearly drove me mad but not for the reasons you might think.…

International (Some) Woman’s Day

March 8, 2021

First let me confirm I am a Feminist, unambiguously a Feminist. I believe wholeheartedly in the rights of women to have the same opportunities and advantages as men. I echo Justice Ginsberg’s comment “I ask no favor for my sex. All I ask of our brethren is that they take their feet off our necks.” This is feminism in a…

Think or Know

March 1, 2021

I have a very long list of pet peeves and right near the top is when someone pontificates on a subject they know little or nothing about. Generally, these folks are making comments based on their interpretation of a newscast, a tweet or an online article. A couple of months ago Nova Scotia had a COVID-19 case load of 57…

Not Naturally an Optimist

February 22, 2021

I would like to be one of those sunny, optimistic people, who by the way are unfailingly annoying, but I’m not. It’s a struggle to “put on a happy face” some days but when you are in sales you won’t get anywhere if you don’t project optimism. One of the unforeseen repercussions of the Great Pause is that optimists are…

Nothing, Nada, Crickets

February 16, 2021

The Great Pause has highlighted some major deficiencies in the communication policies of both public and private organizations. In other words, many are bloody rude and irritatingly unresponsive. What is the mind set of someone who simply ignores an email from a customer or supplier? How about those unreturned phone calls? When it is your job to be customer and…