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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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The top 15 productivity tips

In the News   |   July 28, 2017

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Promoted to management 10 years ago, Leon Ho decided the best way to improve his productivity was to read the top books available. In total, he has delved into 100 books, and from them catalogued... read more

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Schools and employers partner to curb youth underemployment

Lesson Plans   |   May 9, 2017

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This article examines the initiative called Aspire which seeks to give every secondary school student a work-related experience and to develop a closer and smoother relationship between the school and the workplace.... read more

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Schools and employers partner to curb youth underemployment

In the News   |   April 19, 2017

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Canada’s major banks and financial-service companies in the Greater Toronto Area are lining up behind an initiative to ensure that every postsecondary student has a work-integrated learning experience before they graduate, hoping the strategy will... read more

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Four tips for helping women climb the corporate ladder

Lesson Plans   |   April 4, 2017

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This article examines four actions that can be taken by managers to assist women as they seek advancement in the workplace.... read more

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CEO of McDonald's Canada shares an often overlooked tip for career success

Videos   |   March 27, 2017

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The Globe and Mail’s marketing reporter Susan Krashinsky meets with John Betts, the CEO of McDonald’s Canada and Chris Overholt, CEO of the Canadian Olympic Committee to discuss the Ten Thousand Coffees mentorship program.... read more

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How to be a rebel, but not a troublemaker, at work

Lesson Plans   |   March 6, 2017

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This article differentiates between a troublemaker and a rebel, outlining basic characteristics of each and offering rebels some advice on how to avoid becoming a troublemaker.... read more

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Four tips for helping women climb the corporate ladder

In the News   |   March 3, 2017

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How can we help more women climb the mountain of career success in conventional workplaces? Three Bain & Company consultants say it starts with front-line managers. “As every climber knows, having a seasoned guide –... read more

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