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The Benefits of Conflict, Part 2

Posted by William on July 23, 2012

Top-down won’t cut it

Cooperative conflict also empowers employees, who are now less likely to accept top-down orders just because a manager “says so.” If employees don’t agree with a decision, they are less likely to effectively implement it. Cooperative conflict “training” can help employees approach their managers with better solutions, or at least with their concerns. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

The Benefits of Conflict, Part 1

Posted by William on

What you see is not as important as what you perceive.

Successful managers know a powerful truth: Perception is everything. The implication is that you can turn any situation around simply by changing how you perceive it. For example, when you are faced with a conflict within your facility and you see it as a “problem,” you create a negative mindset and can experience negative emotions (dread, disgust and even depression). WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

How to Get Un Stuck

Posted by William on June 4, 2012

Sometimes, all you know is that you’re miserable and you need a change. All of your energy is going toward coping with your current situation, and it’s hard to take a step back and see other possibilities. Here are some tips if you find yourself unable to move forward:
Take some time off. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

The new technology is ready for you. Part 2

Posted by William on May 23, 2012

One of the functions I’ll enjoy the most in FitnessWorld will be the InfoExchanges (or forums, or message boards — identified on the map by the push pin in the corner). Fitness centers are widely scattered, which isolates the decision makers from one another. At the local level, it may be awkward to share business talk with someone who is your competitor, and those farther away whom you consider to be helpful colleagues are not easy to reach. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

The new technology is ready for you. Part 1

Posted by William on

Don’t ask me if I am ready for the new technology. That’s a burdensome, if not downright scary, question. There’s so much going on “out there” and so much hype about “cyberspace” and the “information superhighway” that it makes the mind want to look for a quiet place where it can think familiar, comforting thoughts. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Crafting on the Internet

Posted by William on May 7, 2012

Every day I get email from chatters asking if I am familiar with this technique, or do I have any free patterns for that. Sometimes I have the answer, and sometimes not. And in many cases, the answer is that I *DO* have what they need – but its copyrighted information that I can’t hand out. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

How to Conduct Wise Market Research

Posted by William on March 6, 2012

About 10 years ago, I did a market research project for Otis Spunkmeyer, a cookie company out of San Leandro, Calif. I was asked to evaluate their optimum market share within the frozen cookie dough sub-industry. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Welcome to the Home of Parable New Media Inc – for all your IT Connections

Posted by William on November 14, 2011

Parable New Media specializes in providing small to medium sized businesses with the technology support necessary to compete in today’s economy and market places. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Delusions of regulating the Internet. Part 2

Posted by William on November 4, 2011

Excuse me? Canadian content!? If she has her way, then we will soon see a tax on your usage of the Internet. The monies that you pay will go into a giant, Ottawa controlled, politician-accessed slush fund, to be parceled out to those Canadian multimedia companies best equipped to work the political system. That particular slime of the earth — lobbyists — will have particular influence on the types of Web pages we will see.

WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Delusions of regulating the Internet. Part 1

Posted by William on

I’ve decided that if I were to ever lose my sanity, I would run for Parliament.

Of course, were I to run, I would need a legislative agenda – my plan of action to provide for a better Canada.

WAIT! There is more to read… read on »