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The Power of Systems

Columbus gets up in the morning, has a big stretch, saunters to his litter box, takes time to groom himself, and then wanders into the kitchen for his breakfast and a drink of water. Columbus is our cat, and just

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5 STEPS TO HIRING THE RIGHT EMPLOYEE

Wanting a new employee? Today this is a major challenge! There are so many unfilled positions and the one you are trying to fill is just one of many. Canada has over a million positions unfilled! That means you may

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THE POWER OF SYSTEMS

Have you ever looked at the flowers in your garden? Each one looks like the other on the same plantwith minor differences. Nature has natural patterns that form over and over again – almost like ahabit.Julie puts systems in place

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DOES FAMILY HAVE A PLACE AT WORK?

You may be thinking, “Dumb question!” And if you are a Baby Boomer (or heaven forbid, a Traditionalist) you are probably right. Those two eras spent much time separating work from family. You did not bring your family problems to

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EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT AGILITY

You may think everyone is talking about agility – the latest buzz word in management approaches. Perhaps not – it’s only been around since the 1970’s and has often been connected to Project Management. Ultimately it is focused on gaining

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WHY BE AUTHENTIC?

George just started his new job at his new company. It was an exciting day and he was pleased to be introduced to all the people in his department. His manager led the onboarding providing information about the organization, how

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WHO’S JOB IS IT ANYWAY?

So many employers are telling me about staff, yes, younger staff, that feel it is the employer’s job to build their career. Not so! However, let’s look at Jeremy. Jeremy wonders when he will get his next promotion. Not an

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DO I NEED GOALS?

You only need goals if you want to succeed in life! If that is not important to you then simply carry on carrying on! Sandy had goals – to get out of the job she was in and get into

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YOU WANT ME TO REPORT TO A KID?

Jamie retired from business, got bored and was looking for something to do. A job came available and he decided to go for it. Now Jamie, as you can imagine, is in his 60’s – late 60’s actually. And when

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Make a difference – sounds simple enough, doesn’t it? But to whom and how? John was one of those people who made a difference. He watched one of his employees on the bottling line and realized his strengths. He offered

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LIVE RICHER IN 2020

A new decade will soon be upon us! Imagine, at the end of the 1900’s we were worrying about Y2K – what was going to happen to our computers when the dates rolled over to 2000. In the end it

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OVERCOMING INNER FEARS

Tessa was in a job she loved, yet the pay was peanuts. She stayed because she knew that what she did was valuable, to her clients as well as to the organization. And she loved going home each evening knowing

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SUCCESS SKILLS

Have you got what it takes to be a leader? No, I’m not talking about the technical skills – the ones that people think are so critical. I’m talking about what might be referred to as the “soft skills” because

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HOW ARE YOU SHOWING UP?

Life will never be the same! I’m like most, home 24/7 except when necessary to go out – groceries, medications and walks in the park. Drawers and closets cleaned that haven’t been touched in ages. Connecting with family, friends and

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The Changing Face of Work

As Saskatchewan moves back towards businesses opening up after COVID-19 we are conscious that the world of work may look different than it looked before the pandemic. Prior to early 2020 people like Gay got up each morning, did their

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Why Employees Leave

People rarely leave the job, they usually leave their boss! You’ve heard the stories … boss belittles staff, boss puts unrelenting pressure on an individual, or the boss micromanages. Regardless, it just shows that if we change the way leaders

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Your Business Post COVID-19

The world is different – it has changed remarkably fast! In just 5 months we have companies closing, people out of jobs. And those who do have jobs trying to figure out if they can go back to the premises

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EXECUTIVE TEAM COACHING

Pat had a tough time working with one member of his team. One of the other members of the team was negative, loud, arrived late, left early and even sloughed off work to everyone else who would take it. This

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WHAT’S IN YOUR FUTURE

When Henry was a child, he wanted to be a fireman! He loved the Dalmatian that rode on the firetrucks he saw in the movies. And whenever one went by the family car as dad pulled over to the side

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