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
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
FREE Profits Come from Knowing Your Numbers – How to Monetize Your P&L Statement
Sherry’s Corner On one of my recent walks around Wascana Lake I saw a rabbit enjoying lunching on the grass. Soon another walker and his dog wandered into the area. Suddenly 4 more rabbits popped up and they all hopped
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
CAN DIVERSITY CREATE A MORE PRODUCTIVE TEAM?
You have a team made up of people from a variety of cultures – Canadian, African, Jamaican, Irish, Indigenous, genders – male, female, ages – millennials to traditionalists and people with disabilities. All you want is for everyone to get
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
DON’T WANT IMPROVEMENT – GIVE FEEDBACK
It’s that time of year again! Yup, time for the annual performance appraisal. Some recent studies indicate these may not be as helpful as we thought in increasing productivity. First off, a once a year review is rather a waste
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
HOW TO STAY CONNECTED
Saskatchewan has experienced lower rates of COVID-19 than many places in the world. Yet, it still causes grave concerns for everyone! Parents worried about sending children to school. Employers worried about bringing a full complement of staff back to the
It’s been a year… And what a year it’s been!
If we had to describe the year we are about to finish in one word, that word probably would be “unprecedented.” It all started with the rumors of a virus spreading in Asia. A few months and a lockdown later,