We’re not as good at making decisions as we think we are—but we can do something about it
Nov 24, 2015
By Lisa Kenney
Earlier this year I completed a PhD in Decision Science. When I tell people this, the usual reaction is, “A PhD in what? What’s that?” My usual response is, “I look at the psychology behind how people make decisions and apply this to stakeholder engagement and decision-making in anything from energy planning to community development.” “OK, cool. So what?” is the general follow-up comment. So what indeed.
Business travel in Nunavut is either super exciting (for some) or a challenge (for most). Either way, it’s almost always an adventure. Weather. Flight cancellations. Basic accommodations. Variable store and restaurant hours. No restaurant.
Why Every Small Business Needs a Web Presence—Yes, Even in the North
Oct 27, 2015
By Kevin Cull
Even though the North covers an enormous area, it still feels like a small community sometimes. We have roughly the same population as a medium-sized city like St. John’s or Thunder Bay—spread across all three territories. That’s nearly 40 percent of Canada’s landmass. And within each territory that sense of community is even stronger.
It’s Not Goodbye, Just See You Later: Marsha’s Last Days at Tait
Oct 9, 2015
By Marsha Walker
“Don’t Cry Because it’s Over. Smile Because it Happened.” —Dr. Seuss
My many years at Tait Communications are coming to an end in October. Although it was my decision to retire and this is something that I am looking forward to, it is not without some lamenting. I’ve loved working at Tait for the past 12 plus years and realize just how lucky I was to be working at a job I truly enjoyed instead of being saddled with a job I didn’t like.
Do you always seem to be doing things at the last minute? Are you often rushing to meet a deadline? If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions, you’re probably on the lookout for new ways to organize and control your time better. Let’s face it: time management is really self-management.
Before I joined Tait four years ago, I spent most of my career working directly with youth. My very first job was working as an anger management counselor in New York City. I spent my days working with teenagers and young adults, individually and in groups, trying to teach them how to “control” their anger.
As a professional facilitator and communicator, I am fascinated by questions. I spend a lot of time thinking about what makes a good question—and how a good question can lead to a great answer. I am particularly interested in how to make the most of the potential the right kinds of questions can create through dialogue.