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How to make your priorities a priority

Lesson Plans   |   April 3, 2018

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This article suggests a five-point process for establishing and achieving priorities and offers additional tips on how to “reset” in order to accomplish your objectives.... read more

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How to make your priorities a priority

In the News   |   March 22, 2018

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It sounds so simple and obvious: Spend your day on your priorities. But most of us don’t do that. “You might say that something is your priority but don’t actually treat it that way,” productivity blogger Donald Latumahina observes. “That’s... read more

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How managers can deal with upward delegation

Lesson Plans   |   March 12, 2018

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This article discusses the tendency of subordinates to transfer an assigned problem back to their superior and explores some strategies for the manager to avoid accepting “the monkey.”... read more

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Programming gender gap starts early, study suggests

In the News   |   February 21, 2018

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The Canadian software sector’s pervasive gender gap is already well established before kids graduate from high school, a new study reveals. The survey released today, commissioned by Canadian coding education advocacy and outreach group Actua,... read more

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How managers can deal with upward delegation

In the News   |   February 10, 2018

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Delegation is supposed to go downward. But surprisingly often it goes upward, to the boss. That’s not always unwelcome. Take my father’s grocery-butcher shop. Although some customers preferred the other butcher to cut their meat... read more

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Are MBAs for losers?

Lesson Plans   |   February 6, 2018

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This article argues against seeking an MBA (Master of Business Administration), stressing rather that you and your experience are more important than another degree. It goes on to outline five critical factors for success, explains... read more

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Are MBAs for losers?

In the News   |   January 11, 2018

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If you decide to return to school to gain an MBA, it seems like a declaration of ambition to grow. But Penelope Trunk views it differently: An admission you are failing at your work. With admission deadlines... read more

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We need to talk about bad management

Lesson Plans   |   January 10, 2018

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This article examines how widespread bad management truly is and how we need to have a realistic look at ourselves to see the potential we have to be bad managers ourselves.  ... read more

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We need to talk about bad management

In the News   |   December 16, 2017

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In 1972, I agreed to be co-campaign manager for a friend’s federal election campaign. After Justin Trudeau’s father called the election, all the campaign workers were aflutter over an opinion survey claiming unemployment was the... read more

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Carrick Talks Money: Millennials struggling in the job market

Videos   |   November 28, 2017

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Rob Carrick discusses the results of a survey if Millennials which sheds some light on the struggles this age group is facing in the job market.... read more

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A “ridiculously simple” three-part formula for managing people

Lesson Plans   |   November 3, 2017

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This article explores ways in which companies can assess and manage people to maximize the likelihood of the greatest success. It identifies questions to ask in assessing staff and presents a Star Chart to help... read more

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A “ridiculously simple” three-part formula for managing people

In the News   |   October 16, 2017

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Success in business comes down to managing people, according to Abbotsford, B.C., consultant Trevor Throness. Indeed, he boils it down to a crisp formula: 1. Find the best possible people for your team. 2. Tell... read more

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New co-op programs blur the lines between academics and industry

Lesson Plans   |   October 10, 2017

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This article examines programs at the university level which are expanding the scope and nature of co-op experiences and experiential learning for students.... read more

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The top 15 productivity tips

Lesson Plans   |   September 6, 2017

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This article identifies 15 tips to assist managers in their efforts to be efficient and effective on the job.... read more

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New co-op programs blur the lines between academics and industry

In the News   |   September 1, 2017

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Before introducing a landmark experiential education program for his undergraduates, the director of Carleton’s computer science department had to convince his professors that the initiative did not threaten their curriculum. Under the program, 11 students... read more

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