Monthly Archives: May 2021

The May 31 – June 6, 2021, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

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• TikTok users lose familiar video narration voice
• CBC Radio’s Under the Influence: Bookmarks 2021 episode and trading card marketing
• Andy Warhol-inspired Campbell’s soup cans showing up on supermarket shelves across Canada
• Of all places, there’s a COVID-19 outbreak… on Mount Everest!
• England: Three-year wait to see a dentist
• Advertisers: Ignore billions of video gamers at your own peril
• Think the pandemic has killed off the handshake forever? Think again!
• Father’s Day is Sunday, June 20
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

Humanity at Work by Moncton author Pierre Battah wins gold at Nautilus Book Awards

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May 28, 2021
For immediate release

Humanity at Work by Moncton author Pierre Battah wins gold at Nautilus Book Awards

MONCTON, N.B. – Humanity at Work, Leading for Better Relationships and Results, published by Los Angeles-based LifeTree Media, an imprint of Wonderwell, recently won the gold medal at the prestigious U.S. Nautilus Book Awards in the Business andLeadership-Small Press category. The book is written by leadership and workplace specialist Pierre Battah of Moncton, N.B., and was released in the fall of 2020.

For the past 22 years, the Nautilus Book Awards has continued to gain prestige with authors and publishers around the world as it seeks, recognizes, honours, celebrates and promotes print books that inspire and connect our lives as individuals, families, communities and global citizens.

Dedicated to excellence and the highest literary standards, Nautilus looks for exceptional literary contributions to spiritual growth, green values and sustainability, high-level wellness, responsible leadership and positive social change and social justice, as well as to the worlds of art, creativity and inspirational reading for children, teens and young adults.

Past Nautilus winners include Jeremy Rifkin, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Barbara Kingsolver, Deepak Chopra, Judy Collins, Eckhart Tolle, Rhonda Byrne, Thich Nhat Hanh, Naomi Wolf and others representing more than 20 countries.

In the book, Mr. Battah acts as a virtual mentor, drawing on his decades-long experience as advisor to large and small organizations. Through colourful and entertaining case studies ranging from fish-packing plants to financial institutions, Battah illustrates what it means to lead with humanity. In the book, readers learn why human connection is a crucial component of the employment relationship; how to delegate responsibility, set expectations, and give and receive feedback more effectively; and how cultivating self-awareness can create safe space in which to engage staff.

“I share this prize with the many who told me their stories and lessons, with my clients and colleagues and my unwaveringly supportive entourage of friends and family,” Mr. Battah says. “Most notably, I am forever grateful to my publisher Maggie Langrick, founder and CEO of Wonderwell, my long-suffering editor Don Loney from the Loney Publishing Group, Kathryn Basham and the creative geniuses at BrainWorks, and of course Mary Belknap Ph.D. and the team of Nautilus reviewers, judging panel and staff who bring us Better Books for a Better World.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the print, e-book and soon-to-be-released Humanity at Work audiobook goes to Plan International Canada, an organization that does so much for young women and girls in underserved parts of the world.

“I’m partial to Plan International Canada’s Gifts of Hope program and gifting goats,” Mr. Battah says. “Goat’s milk means important protein for growing children, especially girls. The sale of offspring means an income to pay for essentials, such as an education. This opens up opportunities for girls. It’s only seems fitting that ‘Nautilus’ the baby goat will soon find her way to a village in Cameroon or Zambia to commemorate Humanity at Work receiving the Nautilus Book Award.”

Humanity at Work, Leading for Better Relationships and Results is available in bookstores and online retailers.

Complete list of 2020 Gold Medal Nautilus Book Award winners: bit.ly/2Rd8SHd

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Media contact:

Pierre Battah
pierre@pierrebattah.com

The May 17-30, 2021, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

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• Crazed Pokémon fans causing chaos among retailers, some of whom are taking cards off the shelves altogether
• CBC Radio’s Under the Influence: Brand Envy 2021 (encore)
• Restaurant “receipt walls” feeding the hungry in Oklahoma
• New report looks at best times to post to popular social networks
• Beware: Hypnotic 3D loop videos can be highly addictive
• Father’s Day is Sunday, June 20
• Get the help you need by calling 211
• Free financial literacy webinar offered
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The May 10-16, 2021, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

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• Twitter making people think twice before posting nasty comments
• CBC Radio’s Under the Influence: Profiling Mary Wells, the Queen of Advertising!
• Peloton reverses course on hesitant recall and puts safety first
• KFC returns to Yellowknife in Canada’s North, much to the delight and relief of residents
• Japanese town spends COVID-19 relief funds on giant squid statue
• Extra Gum releases extended ad showing the imagined glory of the end of the pandemic
• More people opting for non-traditional burials after they die
• Free financial literacy webinar offered
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The May 3-9, 2021, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

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• Jeopardy contestant did hand sign for “white power” but apparently didn’t know that’s what it was
• Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9
• CBC Radio’s Under the Influence: The power of nostalgia
• Argentinian man managed to snag Google domain for about $3.50
• The new stock market? Sneakers fetch $1.8 million in private sale!
• Want to sleep better? Listen to calm music before going to bed.
• Delivery drivers have very dangerous jobs these days
• Fires, earthquakes: Gender reveal parties are getting out of hand
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!