An incredibly easy way to boost wellbeing this Family Day weekend: just talk

How much time do you think Canadians spend talking with kids every day? I’m talking real conversation – not the “pick up your socks” or “you’ll be late for the bus” type interaction or receiving instruction in school. I mean conversation, listening to kids read or reading to them, playing together, helping with homework andContinue reading “An incredibly easy way to boost wellbeing this Family Day weekend: just talk”

8 proven ways Canadian businesses can start building trust today

Yesterday the Edelman Trust Barometer released its Canadian results to a packed room at the Toronto Board of Trade. While an all-star panel called on Canadian business leaders to “step up” to capitalize on Canada as the most trusted country of origin globally and to reverse the erosion of trust domestically, there was little concrete directionContinue reading “8 proven ways Canadian businesses can start building trust today”

Reflections on the 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer

“A Battle for Truth” and “Trust Crash in the U.S.” proclaimed last week’s 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer. Then, the usual, ridiculous hand-wringing ensued. Yet, there’s plenty of research in business strategy and ethics that points the way out of this quagmire; and it’s not the inter-personal stuff you may be familiar with. I’m talking real businessContinue reading “Reflections on the 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer”

Insights, introverts and index cards

Before I started teaching a new PR class last year, I wanted to improve the classroom environment for people with different styles. The previous semester was my first teaching experience and the class included lots of debate, group work and presentations. As the semester clipped along, the same handful of students were always raising theirContinue reading “Insights, introverts and index cards”