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Looking for work in 2017? Create a job search game plan

Lesson Plans   |   February 9, 2017

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The article suggests considering 16 aspects of a job and then picking the five most important to you before you target any job. It goes on to explain that as the chosen candidate you are... read more

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Six ways to flip the script when you become a manager

Lesson Plans   |   January 4, 2017

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This article examines how our approach to our roles should change when we move from a subordinate to a supervisory position and suggest six things that we might do.... read more

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Looking for work in 2017? Create a job search game plan

In the News   |   January 2, 2017

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New year, new job? Perhaps that was your New Year’s resolution: To find a job that better suits you. Or, perhaps, some irresistible opportunity will beckon. But landing the right job and finding fulfilment in... read more

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Six ways to flip the script when you become a manager

In the News   |   December 5, 2016

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Although top management jobs – CEOs and senior executives – are daunting ones, the most difficult leadership role may be an individual’s first supervisory position. Newly promoted supervisors are often ill prepared for management. Previously,... read more

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Struggling to find work? Try creating your own infomercial

Lesson Plans   |   December 2, 2016

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This article outlines an alternative approach to marketing yourself in the working world. It summarizes an idea of Jim Beqaj stressing the development of a personal infomercial which addresses four questions: What should you pay... read more

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Health benefits for retirees are steadily disappearing

Lesson Plans   |   November 3, 2016

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This article documents the rapid decline in the nature of benefits packages being offered by employers, showing that what is happening in post-retirement packages mirrors what is happening with pensions.... read more

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Struggling to find work? Try creating your own infomercial

In the News   |   October 30, 2016

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Forget a résumé. Drop the elevator pitch. Instead, you need an infomercial. No, don’t book time on television for your job search. But set out what work you would be the right fit for, first... read more

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Is the university experience worth the cost?

Lesson Plans   |   October 11, 2016

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This article examines the benefits of a university education, including increased earning power and the personal transformation that this educational experience brings. It goes on to compare the earning power of some disciplines but warns... read more

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Health benefits for retirees are steadily disappearing

In the News   |   September 23, 2016

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Cost-cutting employers are hurting your retirement in ways that go beyond the steady retreat of pension plans paying money for life. Postretirement health plans that help retirees pay medical and dental costs are also disappearing.... read more

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Overcoming seven common fatal thinking flaws

Lesson Plans   |   September 12, 2016

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This article, as the title indicates, reviews seven tendencies which limit our effectiveness and offers methods to correct each.... read more

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Is the university experience worth the cost?

In the News   |   September 3, 2016

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As university students and their parents prepare for the return to class, furnishing residence rooms and apartments, buying supplies and writing tuition cheques, there may be a nagging question in the back of their minds:... read more

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Overcoming seven common fatal thinking flaws

In the News   |   July 31, 2016

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If, ultimately, the mind is the key to business success, how do we avoid the common mistakes that arise in our thinking? With so much research being published on neuroscience and its impact on decision-making,... read more

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How to procrastinate productively

Lesson Plans   |   May 9, 2016

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This article explores ways of staying productive while procrastinating (putting things off). It offers suggestions on courses of action to ensure that productivity is maintained. In addition, the article examines three other issues: it cautions... read more

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How to procrastinate productively

In the News   |   April 22, 2016

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The notion of procrastinating productively sounds like an oxymoron. But productivity coach Helene Segura says it’s quite possible, as long as you prepare in advance for those devilish moments of delay. “The most common form... read more

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Is your workplace dysfunctional?

Videos   |   April 11, 2016

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Michael Babad and Jacqueline Nelson discuss how a workplace can avoid being dysfunctional.... read more

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