Brad's Musings

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The Five Basic Leadership Principles

The Five Basic Leadership Principles

Leadership Principles that Stand the Test of Time We got to talking about leadership principles in my Entrepreneurship class today and I was reminded of an incredible management training program that Telesat put all of its management through back in about 1989 or so, when I was in my first real management job.  The keyRead more about The Five Basic Leadership Principles[…]

Transit problems in the GTA need political courage

Transit problems in the GTA need political courage

My answer to the transit problems in the GTA The recent discussion around “revenue tools” to fund transit in the GTA (mostly the 416), is absolutely necessary, and the people of Toronto and the greater Toronto area need to understand that this infrastructure has been ignored for too long.    With the exception of minorRead more about Transit problems in the GTA need political courage[…]

TTC Tickets – 16 2/3 cents – From 1966 !

TTC Tickets – 16 2/3 cents – From 1966 !

TTC Tickets found in Restored Century Piano I am restoring a century piano and have been able to place its origin to the GTA sometime around the year 1900 (see photo).  It contains an action made by Otto Higel Co. Ltd., Toronto manufacturer of piano and organ supplies that was founded in 1896. By 1910Read more about TTC Tickets – 16 2/3 cents – From 1966 ![…]

How to Win Friends and Influence People

How to Win Friends and Influence People

Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People” – Still as Relevant Today as Ever I have read Dale Carnegie’s famous book, “How to Win Friends and Influence People” twice in my life; once when in high school at the behest of my dad, and again last year. It’s an easy read and vitalRead more about How to Win Friends and Influence People[…]

Tony Miceli article was my first attempt at a Wikipedia entry.

Tony Miceli article was my first attempt at a Wikipedia entry.

  Tony Miceli article on Wikipedia Getting to know Tony Miceli last summer gave me just the opportunity I needed…. I have been wanting to write an article for wikipedia for quite some time now.  Tony was listed on a list in Wikipedia of vibraphone players, but no article existed. So I asked him ifRead more about Tony Miceli article was my first attempt at a Wikipedia entry.[…]

Social Media Infographic by Compendium reveals differences between social media marketing to business vs consumers.

Social Media Infographic by Compendium reveals differences between social media marketing to business vs consumers.

Who woulda known that an exclamation point would be a plus on LinkedIn and a minus on Twitter? Who would have thought that a mere 1-5 words would be the most appropriate length of tweet if aimed at consumers? Regular business users of social media owe a big Thank You to content marketing company Compendium.  The infographic belowRead more about Social Media Infographic by Compendium reveals differences between social media marketing to business vs consumers.[…]

This is where all this ridiculous Politically Correct speech starts!  Educators!  Makes perfect sense…

This is where all this ridiculous Politically Correct speech starts! Educators! Makes perfect sense…

I couldn’t believe when I heard a few of the examples on the radio of the how the educators in Durham Region (Ontario, East of Toronto) want us to speak to one another. Apparently it’s not limited to the touchy things such as how I’m not supposed to call my Korean business partner a “Korean”Read more about This is where all this ridiculous Politically Correct speech starts! Educators! Makes perfect sense…[…]