Daily Archives: July 28, 2008

Managing the 5 Generations

Managing the Tough Stuff

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When a medical or family crisis happens in our workplace, many people turn the other way and the office is expected to carry on...
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Seven Keys to Becoming A Valued Colleague

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Readers of my column over the years will know that too much of my consulting work involves responding to toxic workplace conflict...
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Support Each Other

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I was driving behind a vehicle bearing the “Support Our Troops” message when I began to wonder why we support military...

Quixtar Canada Gives its Employees an Edge

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In any business venture, you’re always looking for an edge. And what better advantage can you have than a healthy and happy workforce? Quixtar Canada...
Business women are checking the company performance chart.

Majority of Executives Believe They Can Outperform Their Boss

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Nearly three-quarters (73%) of executives believe they can perform their boss’s job better than their current manager, according to the latest...
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Employees Can Be Productive When Not At Work

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According to a survey of more than 1,100 managers, business leaders and managers are becoming more comfortable with their staff working...

Working from Home… Is it for You?

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According to Statistics Canada’s most recent census (2001), about 8% of Canadians report working at home. This breaks down to 7% in...
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Meeting the Challenge of Change

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Ten years ago as a leadership professor at the Queen’s School of Business and a busy consultant on “organizational effectiveness”, I was happy to...
Business People Cheque Money Concept

Living Paycheque to Paycheque

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A total of 67% of American employees are living paycheque to paycheque, according to results released recently from the 2007 “Getting Paid In America”...
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Leadership—The Tests of a Prince

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Children born into a family business often seem to have it easy, their future pre-determined. But in fact, like any leader, they will be...