Generalists are the New Unicorns

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Have you noticed that more and more we have too many specialists and not enough generalists in our society and in the workplace? Do you think we are off-kilter and overloaded on the specialist side these days? I would argue yes, but you’re welcome to decide. As a career coach and executive leadership coach, I… Read more »

The (old) elephant in the room: value of older workers ignored – A Guest Blog by Helen Hirsh Spence

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We are excited to share with you a fascinating blog by MarchFifteen friend, Helen Hirsh Spence, offering a fresh perspective on the value of senior workers in the workplace. Enjoy the read! The (old) elephant in the room: value of older workers ignored By: Helen Hirsh Spence Over the last few years I have attended… Read more »

2020 Awaits

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Back to work – 2020 is awaiting! This year is promising to be fabulous. I am starting this blog by extending to you my wishes of happiness and health, fun and growth. Last year was a bold year. I think the sad experiences of losing a few dear ones at the end of 2018 prompted… Read more »

Because It’s Mother’s Day…

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With Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, we think this post by Daniel Pink is worth a read and watch. PINKCAST 3.03: This is how to be a better (and saner) parent. In honor of Mother’s Day, today’s Pinkcast offers a tip on how to become a more capable and compassionate parent. For advice, I… Read more »

Changing a Lifetime Habit – A Guest Blog by Eileen Pease

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For many of us the new year started with a nobel resolution. Because of that, we thought of sharing with you a very interesting blog by one of our friends, Eileen Pease. In this article, Eileen, whose practice is helping individuals with a focus on personal effectiveness, brings to light a few practical tools that can… Read more »

Welcoming the New Year

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January 4th, 2019. Our first week in the office. A perfect time to be grateful for what 2018 brought to our lives and reflect on what is coming in 2019. 2018 was a testimonial to the fact that we do live in the VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world. You see it practically everywhere… Read more »

A Pause On Today…

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As I was walking through a downtown food court I was struck by the presence of many teenagers and remembered that today is Take Your Kids to Work Day. I empathize with those of you who are accompanied by your kids because your day is most probably not going the way you had planned. However, kudos… Read more »

Never Settle

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I had a chuckle this morning in my gym, where the owner has created the cheesiest wall of “inspirational quotes”. The first one I saw was smack in the middle of the wall: Never Settle. Never Settle – my Mum used to say this to me. Growing up in an environment where “having” meant collaboration… Read more »

Technical Skills Get You The Job, But Soft Skills Make Your Career – A Guest Blog by Anne Sowden

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Anne Sowden is a Certified Image Consultant and owner of Here’s Looking at You. She provides image enhancement advice, verbal and non-verbal communication skills education, culture-specific coaching, as well as etiquette and protocol training. Anne works with both teams and individual clients so that they represent their companies with confidence and professionalism, and helps them to… Read more »

From Strategy to Execution – Sharing Wisdom from the Field: A Practitioner’s View on Strategy Execution

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According to the Conference Board of Canada , the most enduring item listed in the challenges facing CEO’s is strategy execution (2008). The adage, “Dear CEO, when you get tired of telling the strategy storyline, you have reached three percent of your target population” appears to hold a kernel of truth. In this blog, we… Read more »