Busyness is the enemy of creativity

Busyness is the enemy of creativity

Our lives are being filled with so much activity that we no longer have time to think creatively. The old adage that “busyness is not effectiveness” never applied more than it does today – when we are working longer and faster, and multitasking more frequently.

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Who is your most valuable employee?

Who is your most valuable employee?

Who is your most valuable employee? by: Harold Taylor The most valuable employee is usually your receptionist, administrative assistant or whoever is the first person prospects or customers encounter when they call, e-mail or visit your company. Never underestimate...

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Stop taking shortcuts through life

Stop taking shortcuts through life

Stop taking shortcuts through life by: Harold Taylor I moved to Sussex, New Brunswick less than three years ago from Markham, a large city adjoining an even larger city, Toronto, Ontario. There’s a walking trail in Markham that winds its way leisurely around a huge...

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Overwork usually leads to underachievement

Overwork usually leads to underachievement

Making decisions and solving problems throughout the day requires a lot of energy by: Harold Taylor People who work long hours are not necessarily workaholics, although it may be an indicator. But when people becomes obsessed with work to the point they feel a...

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There’s a Time to be Messy

There’s a Time to be Messy

An organized mess is part of productivity by: Harold Taylor Many years ago a TV personality from Montréal, interviewed me during a National Association of Professional Organizers conference in the U.S. It was for a TV special he was doing on messiness. Naturally,...

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Empathy Improves Communication

Empathy Improves Communication

Communication in the workplace is one of the more important topics discussed at one of our Sussex & District Chamber of Commerce members’ meetings. By Harold Taylor There’s a lot more to it than simply good writing, clear speech and active listening. Never...

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