Thursday, 18 December 2014

Ebineezer Says Businesses Should Celebrate the Spirit of Christmas All Year Round

Ebeneezer celebrates Christmas all year round 
Written by Robyn T. Braley

The saying never gets old. Christmas is a time for giving. It’s a time for recognizing the needs of others and responding in meaningful ways.

I am truly blest to do business in Canada. I work with clients who have a passion for what they do. Giving back to the community is a key part of their business strategies.
 
Many do not limit giving to the Christmas season. As Ebineezer Scrooge famously said, “I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all year round.”

Doing the Right Thing
Canadians have a rich history of giving. Why do they give? For the most part, they give because it is the right thing to do, not because of societal pressure or a sense of guilt. They don’t give because they have to. They give because they can!

Helping others in their time of greatest need is in our DNA. In early days, neighbors living in sod huts helped their neighbors survive in -40° winter storms on the wind swept prairies. People stranded in remote fishing villages in the out ports of Newfoundland survived tough times by helping each other. 

Monday, 8 December 2014

10 Tips For What Not to Do at the Company Party

Throwing up at the feet of the VP will be remembered!

We are heavy into company Christmas party season. For some, whose office party was in early November, these tips may have come too late. But, for others, career saving behavior tips may be found below.

I’m not sure why, but some people save their worst behavior for company celebrations. Their goal may be to be the life of the party, but they end up being butt of everyone’s joke. You don’t want to be the punchline of the holiday season.

The Christmas party is often worse than the company barbecue. The mixture of mistletoe, eggnog, alcohol and good cheer often combine to take people across the line of appropriate behavior into the land of too far gone. And, I mean really far gone as in fired.

Launched into Infamy
Bad behavior will be photographed and uploaded within seconds to Facebook, Pintrest, or YouTube for the world to see. It will stay there forever! You just have to google poor party behavior pictures to see prime examples.

How you behave, and the impression you make, will affect your career prospects. Trust me, throwing up at the feet of the Vice President will be remembered.