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THE LAST WORD Top 10 Parenting Lessons for the Office Chores are a constant issue at my house right now. With a 12-year-old daughter and a 9-year-old son, I am tasked with the great goal of teaching responsibility and the value of the almighty dollar. (Wow, when did I become my parents?) In my quest to teach these life lessons, I sometimes feel like I am running a place of employment rather than a home. The entire process of achieving a goal at work can sometimes influence how you operate in your personal life as well. My work life has provided me with many survival skills as I attempt to peacefully share my life with two demanding pre-teens. In pondering this concept earlier on today, it occurred to me that this work/personal overlap is a twoway street. Survival in the jungle, also known as my home, has also taught me plenty of lessons that I have successfully incorporated into my business life. Parenthood can most definitely prepare you for the dog-eat-dog world of business. Without further ado, here are my Top 10 parental lessons that can be applied to the workplace ... immediately! 10. Everything is NOT negotiable. In business, you can ATTEMPT to negotiate whatever you want ... it doesn't mean you are going to get it. 9. I have a choice - side with my daughter and my son is unhappy; side with my son and my daughter is unhappy. Whatever decision I make I'm on somebody's bad side. Guess what? It's the same in business - you can't please everyone all of the time. 8. Candy and gifts are good for swaying minds. 7. Communication channels that work for my daughter most definitely do not work for my son. In the business world, men and women are different; learn how to approach and communicate with both and you'll go far. 6. If you make a mess, clean it up. Take ownership and make sure you don't leave problems for others to deal with; this works with both co-workers and clients. 5. If you don't do chores properly, you don't get paid your allowance. 4. You can't play video games 24 hours a day. Sometimes you have to put down your technology. 3. It's easier to find what you need when your bedroom is clean and tidy. The same works for your office. 2. If you ask for absolutely everything, you will likely get nothing. Pick your spots, and separate your wants from your needs before asking the people you are doing business with. 1. You'll catch more flies with honey; be nice to your colleagues - you have to spend many hours with them. Till next issue ... Tim Whalen, CMP Executive Meeting Manager, Fallsview Casino Resort twhalen@fallsviewcasinoresort.com 26 * MEETING | MAY/JUNE 2014 EETING Th is issue of M ssible without would not be po e following the efforts of th e MPI Toronto members of th un ications Chapter Com m rryl Nielsen Com m ittee: Da Kalkou nis, (Chair); Mat ina lli no, CMP; CMP; Di na Sibe , CMP; Sharda Sukdeo rt; Erinea Angela Urqu ha Morris; Leah Gloria; Krist y an non Byck, Weselowsk i; Sh ddington, CMP, CMP; Ellen Bo ki Wright, CMM; and Nik interested in CAE. Are you m ittee or joi ni ng our com article? Email subm itt ing an ronto.org. us office@mpito

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2014

The Evolution of Meetings: Top 10 Changes in the Past Decade
Load ‘Em Up: Top 10 Considerations For Offsite Events
Crossing Borders: Top 10 Things to Consider When Planning an International Event
Location, Location, Location: Top 10 Reasons Why Venue Selection is Key
Student Spotlight: Top 10 Ways to Elevate the Overall Event Experience
Create a Buzz: Top 10 Event Marketing Tips
Think Outside the Meeting Room: Top 10 Ways to Create Experiential Learning
The Generational Divide: Top 10 Differences You Need to Know as a Team Leader
President’s Message
Upcoming Events
Welcome, New Members!
Industry Speaks
Blast from the Past: 35 Years of MPI Toronto
Advertisers’ Index & Advertiser.com
The Last Word

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