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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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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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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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