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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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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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A lot of Canada's workers are stressed out. But what can be done to fix this?

Videos   |   February 27, 2017

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Affan Chowdhry chats with Bill Howatt, the CEO of Howatt HR Consulting, about how much of Canada’s labour force is stressed out and what employers can do to help.... read more

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

In the News   |   February 19, 2017

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Carmen Medina spent 32 years at the CIA as an analyst and self-described organizational heretic. Speaking after retirement to a Providence, R.I., audience, her reference to being an organizational heretic stirred local leadership consultant Lois... read more

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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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