One of the fun times I have ever enjoyed as a staffer was sitting around complaining about how lousy the management was at making decisions. I use to think of it as comrades getting together to laugh and joke about leadership. …

Can you imagine what the worse week of your life would feel like? How would you describe that week? We have all been there and each time that we share the story with our friends or colleagues, that week gets a little bit worse each time as the listenership grows.

Have you ever held on tightly to a glass of your favourite wine or champagne while standing on your balcony looking at the beautiful sky, the bright light of the sun or moon, and the twinkling of stars wishing you were somewhere else in the world or in a completely…

As we roll through the ups and downs of our lives, do you ever think about how you would like to be remembered by others? When I was younger, the thought never entered my mind, and I probably would have laughed it out of my head. But today, when I…

At the beginning of my career in public relations, marketing, HIV education, broadcasting and public health, many challenges were faced in the attempt to get organisations to reach African Americans and other communities of colour with the same respect and excitement. …

For some reason I wake up every day expecting to see positive changes in the world only to be disappointed. As a child, my parents would always say to me, “When you become a man, the world will be a much better place where everyone will be equal.” Parents must…

One of the most difficult things I have learned in life is to live in the present. So many people in the field of mindfulness and meditation say it all the time as if it’s like taking a stroll through the park and smelling the roses. …

Is there a difference between networking and building relationships? Could they basically be the same? It’s a question that many of my professional colleagues continue to discuss when we get together for tea, coffee, or a cocktail.

I can remember being invited to a business networking luncheon for entrepreneurs and…

Have you ever felt excited about working on a new project, following up on a dream, or taking a different path or route when suddenly a voice whispers or yells in the ear to your brain that it’s a mistake and you could never accomplish your goal? …

As a young boy, my favourite subject in school was history. I can remember being so excited to do my history homework and to hear about all the great stories that great people did to establish America as a country. All the way through high school, my interest remained high…

Mikael Wagner

Mikael Wagner is a communications project manager with focus in health promotion, public relations , marketing and focus group facilitation.

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