Category Archives: Career development

The Danger of Minimal Training

There is an old cartoon showing a foreman going to his boss and asking about training for an employee.  The boss says, “What if we spend the money and they leave?”  The foreman replies, “What if we don’t train them … Continue reading

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Community

The annual Dragon Boat event took place in Nanaimo this past weekend.  The value of community really is evident by the sheer numbers involved in creating a successful event.  A volunteer board contributing hundreds of hours.  Save-On Foods sponsoring the … Continue reading

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Know When to Hold Them, Know When to Fold Them

I grew up in a community and an era when fathers worked for the same employer for 40 years, then retired.  I went to school with many who thought that would be reality for them as well.  Reality has a … Continue reading

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Worker Shortage

While the majority of employers chose to ignore David Foote’s book, ‘Boom, Bust, and Echo’, many are regretting their lack of planning as they scramble to fill the empty positions in their organizations.  It is now a regular occurrence to … Continue reading

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A Culture of Learning

What have your employees learned today? What nugget will they take away today that will make them more effective tomorrow, or better equipped to handle the pace? Will it be technical, giving them new skill to add to their storehouse, … Continue reading

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disABILITY

We are sometimes blinded by what we see or our perceptions of who people are.  We consciously or subconsciously measure their abilities by what we see or hear.  That is not who they are. Physical or mental issues can set … Continue reading

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Today’s Island Life

To say we live in interesting times hardly describes what is going on in our community, or for that matter, in our lives in general.  We live in a time of changing retail habits.  The online presence of many retailers … Continue reading

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