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Daily Inspiration: "#BeTheNorth - The world needs more Canada!"

By Jim Carroll
"#BeTheNorth – The world needs more Canada!" – #Futurist Jim Carroll It's a fun morning to wake up in Canada. Toronto, in fact! We're NBA champions! Go Raptors! I'll admit I didn't make it to the end of the game. But around midnight, out here in the suburbs, I woke up & could hear the cars honking, people cheering. I knew #WeTheNorth had prevailed in Game 6. I don't know if you know, but there were apparently 57 locations across the country with massive 'Jurassic Parks' set ...
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Robert Guest - A Dispatch from the US-China Trade War

By Robert Guest
From: Robert Guest, Foreign Editor, The Economist, created exclusively for Premiere Speakers Bureau WHEN I was an intern at a Japanese software firm in Tokyo in the early 1990s, I did not have a mobile phone-they were far too expensive. But the company made me pose with one for photos in a marketing brochure. It wanted to give the impression that it was global, though in fact I was the only non-Japanese employee. And it wanted to appear sophisticated-look, ...
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Four Ways to Build a Short-Term and Transactional Management Culture

By Bruce Tulgan
Attracting, hiring, and retaining the best employees is a lot more complex than it used to be. It's no longer enough for employers to offer the same basic benefits or rely on long-term rewards to keep employees loyal. People today are savvy enough to know that in an uncertain business environment, no long-term reward is ever a certainty. They also know if they can't get the right benefits, salary, or rewards from their current employer, they can almost certainly get ...
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Four Ways to Tap into the Short-Term Transactional Mindset in Order to Improve Retention

By Bruce Tulgan
Attracting, hiring, and retaining the best employees is a lot more complex than it used to be. It's no longer enough for employers to offer the same basic benefits or rely on long-term rewards to keep employees loyal. People today are savvy enough to know that in an uncertain business environment, no long-term reward is ever a certainty. They also know if they can't get the right benefits, salary, or rewards from their current employer, they can ...
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Video: Energy is Changing Faster Than You Think!

By Jim Carroll
I’ve been doing a tremendous number of energy conferences over the last few years – and one reason for that is the acceleration of the trends impacting the sector. Everything from renewables to the emergence of local community micro-grids; the acceleration of electric vehicle technology to smart utility systems driven by IoT technologies; new science impacting battery storage technology and radical ideas like Vehicle-to-Grid connectivity. Everywhere you look, there’s a lot of changing ...
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Live Inspired Podcast: A Refugee's Story of Hope (ep. 158)

By John O'Leary
John O’Leary is joined by Dr. Bassam Hadi on the Live Inspired Podcast to share his father’s story on the plight of being a refugee.The plight of the refugee is both timely and timeless.Often when covered in the news, headlines focus on the sheer number of refugees in the Middle East, North Africa, Central America The number is so vast, it can be hard to relate to and even dehumanizing.Today, you'll hear the story of one little boy. First, how his life was interrupted and shattered ...
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Daily Inspiration: "It's never too late for you to be who you could have been!"

By Jim Carroll
"It's never too late for you to be who you could have been!" – #Futurist Jim Carroll You should have no regrets. For what could have been or for what you could have accomplished. Because you almost always have an opportunity for a redo, a reinvention, a renaissance. You need to shift your mind from regret to opportunity. Much of this thinking has to do with the direction that you are looking. After all, I'll often point out on stage that "looking back can give ...
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It's Halftime!

By Troy Hazard
It's about this time of the year that you can feel the half way mark approach. It's a time of reflection, a time of anxiety, and, for some, a time when we start to fear we are not going to get the things done this year that we would have liked to…. THIS is the moment in time when our New Years resolutions and goals go out the window as - it's just too hard. Here are 4 things to help you power into the back end of the year, and not burn out before you get there. Don't set goals - set milestones The goal is the destination - ...
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Want Better Office Culture? Have More Fun and Shorter Meetings.

By Curtis Zimmerman
Trying to create better office culture? On episode #21 of The Next 24 Hours, you’ll hear practical ways to do just that. Does your workplace ever feel divided between teams or dead in the enthusiasm department? You have the power to change that with the right tools. On episode #21, I'm bringing on company culture transformer Joy Van Patten of Divisions Maintenance Group to talk about her magic strategy that dissolved silos and reignited people's passion for their work. ...
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Timing is Everything: Jim Carroll's 5 Rules on Aligning to the Future!

By Jim Carroll
Here’s a big issue to wrap your head around – increasingly, your opportunity for future success will come from your ability to get the timing right! That issue has been the focus of an increasing number of my keynotes as of late: a recent one in the construction sector for Matheson Financial Advisors – a company that manaers large scale construction industry and infrastructure financial deals – took a look at the question from the perspective of the arrival of new ...

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