The Art of Letting Go

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One of the most amazing experiences happened to me about three months ago. I continue to feel blessed for acting out of character. Yes, it is true. A great gift came to me because I was not being me. And I still laugh at the irony of it all. So I have been trying to […]

Launching an Internship Program

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Internships are a popular way to attract new talent to an organization, with some estimates showing about one-fourth of all new hires from campuses are sourced through employers’ own internship programs. In a tight talent market, a strong internship program can be a significant way to attract new hires. It also provides many benefits for […]

Unfinished Business…

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This column is being written under deadline pressure. If I want to maintain my friendship with the editor and publisher of Your Workplace, it must be done before I leave for a month of international travel. As Stephen Covey, the author of Seven Habits of Highly Effective People would say, it’s time to make a […]

The Ripple Effect of Personal Growth

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I was at a conference recently and had the pleasure of joining a discussion with a new group of friends. Although nothing unusual was said, the conversation made me realize how much the human race has grown and developed as a group. Specifically, I am referring to our intuitive or spiritual nature. And as I […]

How to Stay ‘Connected’ in an ‘Over-Connected’ World

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A report by Deloitte Research and Deloitte Consulting LLP provides guidance to help organizations improve bottom-line results by fostering and promoting connections in the workplace. According to the report, “Connecting People to What Matters,” creating effective workforce connections to people, purpose, and resources may increase the competitive advantage of an organization’s productivity, innovation, and growth.

CEOs Take on Wellness as Corporate Strategy

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As work becomes more sedentary, the global workforce is becoming fatter, sicker and less productive due to chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes, according to a new report prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Research Institute in conjunction with the World Economic Forum. The report, entitled “Working Towards Wellness: Accelerating the Prevention of Chronic Disease,” […]

Senior Leader Engages Employees

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Your Workplace magazine recently met with Lance Thurston, Commissioner, Department of Community Development Services with the City of Kingston. As a “healthy manager” Lance had been struggling with the problem: How do I continue to motivate employees and keep a positive climate and atmosphere of celebration for doing good things here, when the headlines the […]