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When & How Leaders Lose Trust and Credibility
By Guido | |
"A written statement walking back the earlier comments just doesn’t have the same impact as a live announcement. "
Making New Year Resolutions More Achievable
By Guido | |
"Why do we even make resolutions, and can we stick with them?"
5 Signs of A Bad Facebook Friend
By Guido | |
"The reality is that if you’re engaging in any of these behaviours, there are a lot of questions you ought to be asking yourself about yourself."
A Return to Office, Prehistoric Flashback
By Guido | |
"If the desire and belief to return to pre-pandemic inefficiency and waste is a marker for perceived success over the pandemic itself, then we will have learned little outside the medical science of COVID19."
Is it Time to Trade Brendan Gallagher?
By Guido | |
"He’s the type of player you hate to play against but love to have on your team because you’ll find him in the corners, in front of the net, creating space for other players on the team, drawing the opponents into penalties, and taking it on the chin every single night."
Reflecting on Remembrance Day
By Guido | |
Please support the memory of those who secured your freedom by purchasing and wearing a poppy.
NHL and Bettman – Antiquated Response Signals Time For Overdue Change
By Guido | |
"The game has a lot of inconsistencies, but this isn’t one that should wait until a General Manager’s meeting by the ocean sands, or a trial mid-season rule change; If there was ever an event in the NHL where fans and owners should demand change, this is it."
Panic or Patience: HABS at Crossroads
By Guido | |
"Canadiens’ fans demand performance and results with often little patience while their finger is always gently pressed against the panic button..Leadership is often recognized through titles and hierarchy, but the reality is that leadership isn’t who you say you are, but rather what you show you are..."
Is Your Opinion Supporting Misinformation or Disinformation?
By Guido | |
You check the ingredient label on your grocery items, you check expiry dates on food, you check the label on your prescriptions, and whether you believe in vaccines or not you are also checking what’s in them regardless of which side of the argument you reside on. You do all that checking because it matters to you what you’re putting inside your body. Shouldn’t it also matter what you’re putting inside your head?
COVID-19: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
By Guido | |
"as students and staff return to school, the highly transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19 has caused cases, hospitalizations and death rates to soar across the country. Children under 12 are particularly vulnerable to infection as they are not yet eligible for vaccination… contrary to research early in the pandemic, children are just as likely to become infected as adults. According to the CDC, COVID-19 infection rates for adolescents aged 5 to 17 were as high as in adults 18 to 49, and higher than rated in adults over 50.”
Kotkaniemi, The Hurricane, and The Torch
By Guido | |
The 18-year-old smiling kid who was once a beacon of hope for the Canadiens centre woes is smiling bigger than ever now, but not because he’s trying to carry a historic torch that we know was too heavy for him, but because he’s got a pocket full of (short-term) cash and a feeling that he got the upper hand on his former employer, albeit by participating in childish behaviour with an owner in Dundon who could just be using him for his own entertainment.
The Other Side of The Interview: Employers Need Help Too
By Guido | |
These are 5 simple recommendations on your path to hosting better interviews that will leave a positive impression on the candidate and you in a better position long-term. They might also land you a resource that you actually need. Candidates can benefit from these recommendations too because it just might help them find their true self in an interview.
So, What’s The Plan? COVID19 & Returning to School in Ontario
By Guido | |
Whatever the next steps are, you must feel for educators, parents, and students heading into this school year as they collectively, literally, and figuratively hold their breath to see where on the dart board this all lands.
Be In The Moment: Are We Still The North?
By Guido | |
Be in your moments. Be in each other’s moments. Enjoy them, today because well, we just don’t know what opportunity there will be to enjoy them tomorrow.
If Nobody Is Listening, Does An Apple Make A Sound?
By Guido | |
It’s easy with all the different types of noise around us like traffic, fashion, finances, travel, digital devices, our new obsession with selfies, and the general scutter of life to easily take for granted what we hear when we listen
The Modern-Day Dead Poets Society: Technology & Process Delivered Good, Fast, Cheap
By Guido | |
The birth of a new technology or methodology doesn’t have to mean the death of another. There’s enough room and value proposition that makes them each viable beyond co-existence, and quite possibly even complimenting each other in a way they’ve never been before.
The 1989 Ice-Cream CX Experience
By Guido | |
As a fifteen-year-old with the keys to the store, the task of serving all those people seemed insurmountable as I went from dipped cones to blizzards, sundaes, parfaits, hot dogs, and things on the menu I was sure I’d never made before.
HABS Roll The Dice on Expansion
By Guido | |
"If the HABS do lose Price ($10.5) to the draft and Weber to Long Term Injury Reserve ($7.8) and they add that to their current $14 million, that gives them $32.3 million. Surely, with or without that additional space the Canadiens are poised to make some moves.."
Warriors, Generals, Soldiers, and Heroes
By Guido | |
"A few days after the loss I was on a phone call with former Montreal Canadien’s Stanley Cup champion Ryan Walter as we were discussing a future leadership session and he asked me what I thought about the finals...I just really enjoyed how they made me believe they were always in it.” I paused. “Or maybe that’s just what you say after your team loses”
Italy Dominates Euro Cup, Cornicello Helps in Penalty Kicks!
By Guido | |
Their efforts led them to a second consecutive game in penalty kicks as Italians everywhere must have been rubbing their cornicello(s)! A cornicello is an Italian horn (a talisman of sorts) that is believed to bring good luck to its wearer and sometimes when pointed at the opposition, bad luck to them.