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Learning is an Eternal Principle

Learning is an Eternal Principle

Through learning, we progress. We fulfill the measure of our creation, have joy, and eventually return to our maker. So, how do we improve our capacity to learn? Learning seems to have two dimensions: the first is personal energy and passion, and the second is the ability to demonstrate a growth mindset. Psychologists have called […]

Engagement, Big Data and the Human Organization

Engagement, Big Data and the Human Organization

This past spring professionals from across Canada gathered at the Toronto Botanical Gardens for the 2016 Imagine Your Workplace Conference. A series of lectures immersed attendees in the latest thinking on the subject of leadership, from the highly scientific to the “massively human.” Here’s what we learned. 1. THE NEUROSCIENCE OF ENGAGEMENT Brady Wilson, President […]

The Future of Work

The Future of Work

Managers want motivated, engaged, high performing employees. Yet it’s not always clear how to bring out the best in workers. Demographic shifts are spurring researchers and organizations to look for new ways of connecting with employees. 2016’s Imagine Your Workplace Conference addressed the massive changes in organizational culture that are unfolding in the workplace today. […]

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Conference Look Back: 2013’s Top Takeaways for Success

As the 2017 Imagine Your Workplace Conference fast approaches, we dug into our archives and found this 47-minute compilation  that includes the key learnings from sessions at the 2013 Your Workplace Conference. Below you’ll find notes, tips and tools in written, video and audio formats. Listen to Dr. Linda Duxbury from Carleton University, Jody Thompson […]

The Unexpected Benefit of Giving

The Unexpected Benefit of Giving

Everywhere you turn, someone is promising to cure your leadership blues. There are airport books, e-books, apps and tools. There are consultants who will train you, teach you, score you and bore you. There are conferences, workshops, webinars and retreats. A 2014 article in McKinsey Quarterly highlights that companies in the U.S. spend more than […]

Your Workplace Conference - Resilience

Your Workplace Conference: Resilience

Resilience was the theme of the 2015 Your Workplace Conference, or as Merriam-Webster would have it, “The ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change.” Peppered over the conference tables were decorative pears and apples (Your Workplace does like to keep you healthy!), speakers occasionally ducked away for interviews and massages were […]

7 Tips for Hosting a Memorable Office Party

7 Tips for Hosting a Memorable Office Party

The heyday of the lavish holiday party might be over, but that doesn’t mean the fun is — some of the best ideas are free.

Core Competencies for Successful Business Practice

HR Experts Know the Importance of Transferable Skills

The HR argument for why core competencies are more important than specific skills.

HR Experts Reveal the Biggest Problems Facing HR Today

4 HR experts to answer the question: “What is the biggest problem facing HR today?”

Chess Not Checkers

Book Review: Chess Not Checkers

This book follows a fictional CEO as he embarks on his first leadership role, but can this fictitious example actually translate to real life?

Letting The Elephants Run

Letting the Elephants Run: 2016 HRPA Conference

From contract work to a millennials with new expectations, HR is truly in a period of flux.

Three Women Cracking the Glass Ceiling

3 Women Cracking the Glass Ceiling

Women hold only 8.5% of the highest-paid positions in Canada, but the times they are a changin’. Check out what these tough broads have to say.