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Which Professional Development activity is right for me?

Which Professional Development activity is right for me?

We all say we want accountability when delivering on our projects, but we don't always take the necessary actions to create that structure. So how do you know if a program or accountability structure is the right one for you? For me, (and I’ll bet for you too!) budget...

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Race and gender prejudice in the workplace

Race and gender prejudice in the workplace

EQUALITY IS NOT ALWAYS CREATED EQUAL As I look around this multicultural world, I am conscious that the colour of our skin influences how we are viewed in the workplace. My black sisters tell me about how they are expected to make others in the group feel comfortable,...

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Are You Being Heard?

Are You Being Heard?

WOMEN AND MEN COMMUNICATE DIFFERENTLY. How often do we think about how we are coming across when we talk to colleagues at work, or contribute to a discussion around the boardroom table? Most of us tend to communicate, usually unconsciously, in the way we were brought...

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‘Unconscious Bias’ training is overdue

‘Unconscious Bias’ training is overdue

IT WAS MANDATED FOR STARBUCKS STORES. DO OTHER ORGANIZATIONS NEED IT AS WELL? This June, I was interviewed on CTV News about my take on the recent closing of all Starbucks Canada 1,100 locations for an afternoon of sensitivity and diversity training. The training...

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Be your own North Star

Be your own North Star

KNOWING YOURSELF IS YOUR GUIDE TO HAPPINESS The North Star remains in a fixed position throughout the course of the night. It is a dependable. While other stars swirl around the night sky, it never moves. It always points toward the north pole – the True North. For...

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When cynicism holds us back…

When cynicism holds us back…

Cynicism has its merits, but a permanent ‘glass half empty’ outlook can be self-fulfilling. I had a client who came in looking for help getting ahead in her business. But her attitude about everything we discussed was so cynical, I could see right away it was blocking...

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