I had come to the realization after a period of overseas travel that we were incredibly fortunate to live in Canada.
I am a commercial real estate agent in Saskatoon. I’ve dealt with your companies on behalf of landlords and owners over the years.
Commercial hookups are different than residential services in that commercial clients will often require a number of people to be authorized to deal with the account.
This isn’t a new issue, I’m sure you’ve been dealing with it for years.
We know that a leader’s most important job is designing and implementing strategies so the organization flourishes in the long term.
There’s a quote from an unknown author I like to share, “Change has never happened this fast before, and it will never be this slow again”
So with change happening that rapidly, how does a leader prioritize those strategies?
The recent closure of the Moose Jaw daily Times-Herald marks the further demise of local print media in Saskatchewan.
The trend is not unique to our province; small newspapers have been on the decline for many years.
It’s just hitting closer to home lately.
From time to time we get to work with individuals who leave an unforgettable impression on us.
Take a moment, think back, and recall someone who you would have liked to have spent more time with. It could be for many different reasons.
These individuals surface in our day to day life sometimes for a short period, and sometimes for a long period of time.
We may not be totally conscious at the time, how they are shaping our view of the world…the realization of that impact may not come to us until years later.
Not much has changed since my last visit over 20 years ago, which though nostalgic also led me to wonder, why?
By most accounts Calaway Park is a beloved local attraction but it did not start out that way.
Would I recommend it? Sure, I like a deal and I’m willing to try something a little riskier than cookie cutter hotels.
But be prepared, there are a few trade-offs.
It’s not hard to find opposing opinions on the philosophy of disengaging from technology, nor is it possible for me to say what’s right for you. My wife and I have experimented for a month now with “technology free Sundays.”
Our definition of “technology free Sunday” is that our cell phones and computers are shut down from the time we retire Saturday night until Monday morning. The experiment has been positive for both of us.
Seeing a business plan grow from a dream to a reality is not for the weak of heart. Financing and strategy necessitate accessing the best advice to develop a sound concept.
Part of our role as agents is to educate clients on the best commercial real estate options available in the market. More than once, I’ve had tenants and buyers reconsider their wish list after seeing the concrete results of a search.
I’ve been privileged to meet several local change makers in our community helping to empower entrepreneurs.
We have just completed a series of meetings which focussed on the review of our corporate vision and mission statements. One of the elements discussed which is absolutely central to our company vision is trust.
It is irrelevant how good we say, or believe we are, without a high level of trust embedded within our culture as well as the trust of our clients we simply cannot achieve our corporate mission(s).
Like many women, I craved the shopping. The brands, the designers, the looks you just can’t get in little old Saskatoon. I wanted to invest in some items for work attire.
It does speak to the rewards that can materialize as a result of perseverance and hope. I felt compelled to break from the norm and share this story which has been inspired by watching my wife over the past few years.
I like to think that I’m pretty transparent with clients. Developing a relationship of trust is paramount to establishing a long term business partnership. It is therefore funny that some things just seem to go unsaid.
Many are still unaware of the on demand stream of up to date information available through twitter. Skepticsm still exists towards the effectiveness of this form of new media. I understand why. It has taken me some time to appreciate just how it can be used as a tool to save time in this world of information overload.
I am going to wander from my typical focus on the topic of commercial real estate. Instead I’ll share a short story about an inspiring individual my wife and I met returning from a recent trip abroad.
It can be so easy for us from time to time to complain about minor details of our life that don’t seem to be meeting our expectations. We may grumble about having to put in a few extra hours at work to complete a task, or what we deem to be a client’s unrealistic expectation of us.