Category Archives: Career development

The Other Flow – Communication

We all know the importance in business of cash flow.  What is also important is the flow of communication.  Poor communication impedes the ability of a business to respond to situations in a timely manner and make sound decisions.  Misunderstood … Continue reading

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Recognition and Type in the Workplace

Some see recognition as the Oscars or Emmys, and certainly they are recognition for the best in their field, but recognition in our everyday lives is much more than this. Acknowledgement for what we have done, what we are doing, … Continue reading

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Last Blog Post ……..for now

Over the past eight plus years I have written 335 blog posts, this being my 336th.  It did not start easily, nor frequently, but in the last few years it has been weekly.  Some came quickly, some not so quick.  … Continue reading

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What Should I Do, What Should I Be

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® can be a very useful tool for those seeking a first time career or a change in their career path.  There are some things to consider, however, prior to administering the assessment. If it is a … Continue reading

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The Train Stops Here

There is an old story about the Foreman going to the Manager with a training request for an employee.  The boss says, “What happens if we train him and he leaves?”, to which the Foreman responds, “What happens if we … Continue reading

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Loyalty, Generation Gap, and the Workplace

Growing up I never heard my father complain about working with the younger generation.  Oh yes, he would complain about their music (Rock and Roll) and their weird haircuts (ducktails and waterfalls), but not their work.  My father was a … Continue reading

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Culture and the Community

Every business, every community, every country; all have their own culture.  They reflect our values, ethics and demographics. We tend to associate culture with those who bring their traditions and values from another region or country, but we all have … Continue reading

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Competencies

Employers and job seekers are always concerned with competencies.  Employers want applicants to have the right competencies to fit the position being advertised.  Job seekers are trying to show they have the competencies to compete for the positions, cognizant that … Continue reading

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Personality and Career

Personality preferences do impact how we go about our daily business.  One of the most used personality assessments is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® or MBTI®.  Personality type does not limit what a person can do as any type can do … Continue reading

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Labour Shortage

We have no excuse, we were warned in 1996 by David Foot in his best selling book, “Boom, Bust & Echo that this was coming.  Twenty-three years later some employers are just waking up to the fact that there is … Continue reading

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