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Money in your Pocket

Apparently it appears that call centres in Jamaica are stapling workers’ pockets shut to prevent them from stealing clients’ data. Reports suggest managers…

Optimize Blog October 31, 2013

Kung Fu for Business

Recently here at Zeitgeist we were thinking about philosophy and the links to leadership and organizational culture – don’t ask why we were thinking philosophy,…

Optimize Blog October 15, 2013

Apple Turnover

We were inspired by a story coming out of Alaska to write a blog about the importance of changing course when it becomes obvious that the route you have set yourself…

Optimize Blog September 26, 2013

Flight of the Bumblebee

From the title you might assume that here at Zeitgeist we have become fascinated with orchestral interludes and specifically the one written by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov…

Optimize Blog September 19, 2013

Tired of Change

Leo Tolstoy is quoted as stating “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” The world around us is awash with ‘movements…

Optimize Blog September 9, 2013

Cultivating Culture

Cultures exist wherever there is a collection of people, however big or small that group is. The group could be as large as a nation or as small as a student study…

Optimize Blog August 29, 2013

The Dog Ate My Homework

A common response to the realization that you occasionally work from home is the question “How do you concentrate?” This is natural, given that many office-bound…

Optimize Blog August 21, 2013

No Use Lion About It

An animal described as an African lion at a Chinese zoo was exposed as a fraud – when the creature started barking in front of visitors. Chinese media reports…

Optimize Blog August 15, 2013

It's all about me...or is it?

From time to time we use the Prisoner’s Dilemma strategy game when working with clients to demonstrate the importance of collaboration in achieving a successful…

Optimize Blog August 2, 2013

Telling It Like It Is

In all but one organizational health diagnostic that we have completed, the subject of communication ranks as the number one issue or should we say ‘opportunity’.…

Optimize Blog July 29, 2013

Summer Lovin'

With all the media frenzy surrounding the impending Royal birth we had to chuckle at the Queen’s response to a little girls question over which the Queen would…

Optimize Blog July 17, 2013

Staying on Track

Apparently there exists a bunch of people who are really into tracking the minutiae of their life. This includes things like tracking their diet, moods and sleep…

Optimize Blog July 8, 2013

Calm in a Crisis

Having offices in Western Canada and specifically one in Calgary, we witnessed firsthand the devastating flooding in Alberta. To see it on the news is one thing…

Optimize Blog June 25, 2013

R-E-S-P-E-C-T (Find out what it means to me)

Being based here in Canada we have recently witnessed a considerable amount of poor behaviors in government leaders with varying degrees of a lack of respect for…

Optimize Blog June 19, 2013

Generation R

Generation R is a new term that has come to our attention here at Zeitgeist and it relates to workers who kept their jobs during the most recent recession but took…

Optimize Blog May 29, 2013

To Lead or not to Lead....

One question we get asked from time to time from individuals being coached is whether we think that they would make a good leader. This crisis of confidence is actually…

Optimize Blog May 8, 2013

Alone Again

Astronaut Al Worden was once proclaimed the “most isolated human being”. Let us explain. Al Worden was one of seven men that undertook the role of Apollo command…

Optimize Blog April 30, 2013

Tools of the Trade

The Swiss Army knife has been around for a long time. During the late 1880s, the Swiss Army decided to purchase a new folding pocket knife for their soldiers. This…

Optimize Blog April 8, 2013

Bulli For you.....

El Bulli is or was a Michelin 3 star restaurant situated near the town of Roses in the Catalonian region of Spain. At one time described as “the most imaginative…

Optimize Blog March 11, 2013

Don't Lose Sleep Over It....

According to the National Sleep Foundation, almost 70% of us get fewer than eight hours sleep a night. Only one in ten say sleep is an important part of good health.…

Optimize Blog February 26, 2013