Daily Archives: August 12, 2008

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Wisdom: Poem for the Shattered Workplace

There are no easy answers to the chronic dilemmas of competitive corporate life. Price seems to trump our compassion and humanity at...
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Don’t Be Fooled by Funny Presentations

We all know that it’s good to use humour in presentations. It makes people more open to whatever the message is, it...
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10 Key Questions for the Interviewee

Whether you’re entering a sales presentation, a critical meeting or a job interview, prepare yourself for success by considering and researching ten...
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Career and Childbirth – Part 2

Part II: It really is about partnership You need to be tremendously organized,” says Elaine Sigurdson, President of the Toronto chapter of...
Keeping balance

Job and Health: A Delicate Balance

It’s easy to put your health on the back burner to meet a big deadline at the office. Your employer appreciates the extra commitment...
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Slips and Falls

It was Halloween morning 2001. Staff at a Toronto newspaper, where Sharon Aschaiek worked as a special sections editor, were in early...
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Can’t get out of bed for work? SAD may be one reason

Employee assistance providers (EAP) say the end of January begins one of the busiest times of the year. It’s also the time when more...
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Bridging the Talent Gap

As we move further into a new century and as our economy becomes increasingly globalized, Canada’s major companies are struggling to find all...
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Wisdom: Is Your Workplace Healthy?

The Essential Values for a Truly Healthy Organization In the March and April/June 2004 issues of Your Workplace, I wrote about a model...
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I Beg You to Stay

Survey Shows Counteroffers Likely for Valued Employees A new survey shows many businesses are apt to turn on the charm—and pull open the...