Canadian Organizations Under-Investing In Training

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Canadian organizations are under-investing in employee training and development, and they are failing to allocate their training dollars in ways that lead to stronger business performance, according to survey findings from the Conference Board of Canada’s Learning and Development Outlook 2005. “Canadian organizations have reached a plateau in their spending on training and development,” said […]

Workplace Wellness

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Making the workplace a rich and vibrant place is good for the soul as well as the organization. People who are happy, cont­ent and feel they are making a contribution and not just earning a living, will live healthier and longer lives. They will also be more productive and creative at work. I recently had […]

Hit The Books

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Time For Professional Upgrading Goal-oriented learning is good for everyone. It might be just what you need to bring back the shine to your career­ — get those intellectual juices flowing, and advance you to a higher professional status that will reap its own rewards. You may be wondering what to do with yourself, now […]

You’re Fired!

Both alive and dead crocuses.

Four key reasons to fire your poor performers now The old adage is still true — it’s about quality, not quantity. If it wasn’t, then Donald Trump wouldn’t have anyone to fire at the end of The Apprentice. Keeping good employees is essential, especially with the baby-boom generation retiring en masse in a few years. […]

Profitably Mixing Business And Golf


Many people try to mix their passion for golf with their passion for business. In Business Golf, famed broadcaster Pat Summerall, with collaborators Will Rhame and James McNulty, offer Ten Commandments for building relationships on the links. Here are some ideas that also work off the course: Focus your attention on your guests, not your […]