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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

Here's Hoping

An Englishman’s home is his castle the saying goes unless it’s a castle he secretly built at odds with planning laws. A British farmer recently lost a six…

Optimize Blog February 21, 2013

What's in a Number?

The record for the largest prime number has been broken and it wasn’t even close. The new find broke the old record by more than four million digits….. A prime…

Optimize Blog February 11, 2013

Dung Roamin'

So there we were thinking about strategy when the lowly Dung Beetle sprang to mind. Bear with us on this…… It seems that the beetle uses our Milky Way as a reference…

Optimize Blog February 4, 2013

Trust Me

As the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) draws to a close in Davos, the world outside has delivered a harsh message to government leaders and captains…

Optimize Blog January 28, 2013