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According to a quote attributed to Henry Ford, “Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few people engage in it”. Thinking is hard work. Our human wiring causes us to be preloaded with biases and preferences that encourage us to take short cuts when it comes to rigourous thinking. I recently noticed that many of us, including many people who should know better (including myself), have a tendency to take the easy way out when thinking about tough issues.

This is a management blog based on rigourous research and practical application to real world business problems. It covers leadership, strategy, marketing, self-management, organizational behaviour, and teaching & learning.  My objectives are to publish clear, concise and correct posts and to publish once a week (although to be honest, this might not always happen).

This blog isn’t intended to provide great pronouncements or judgments. This is because I don’t know more than I know. But I truly love to think, question and talk (not necessarily in that order).  I enjoy debating and sharing ideas. And so, this is the beginning of my personal effort to engage — both myself and others in the joy of thinking.

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  1. I agree with so much of what you have said here Colleen. Just the other day I commented to a younger friend that at age 50 thinking just takes me longer. I really need to sit quietly and reflect to get through big ideas and issues. The conversations in my head take so much longer with age because my experience is more vast and there are so many more voices to be heard. Having discussion while truly hearing and respecting another’s opinion is a skill learned by people who still want to learn and can acknowledge their own opinion might be improved upon. I think we will need wine soon instead of coffee.

  2. So nice to read your ruminations C. I miss our jaunty intellectual sparring. I hope you’re well and happy.
    Technical note: Facebook/Lower Grades aside, you really need a few social media links so that people can easily sign up for your blog with one or two clicks…if you’re interested in collecting followers that is! I’ll be one.
    Cheers…really do miss you a lot!

    • Tried to link to twitter but the technology failed miserably. I have the blog linked to facebook and to linkedin, but still trying to figure everything out. Guess you’ve given me the kick in the backside I need to get it done. And I miss you too!

  3. Hi Sharon,

    Would it be possible to reprint any of your blog articles?

    I have a training company based out of Stratford, focusing on Management Development, ISO and Health & Safety. Each month I produce a newsletter with articles on one or more of these fields from authors all over the world.

    I work with a pool of trainers who are specialists in their fields.

    If I were to reprint any of your blog articles, how would you like them referenced? As well, I would need a brief bio about you.

    Please feel free to browse through the archived Bonza News on my website.

    I will look forward to hearing back from you.

    Thank you for your time and consideration.

    Warm regards,

    Julia Opie
    Bonza Training Solutions
    Email: julia

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