Tag Archives: Mentoring

A Hand Up

Small business is the backbone of British Columbia employing 1 million workers or 40% of the working population and accounts for 33% of the GDP.  By definition small business is a business of fewer than 50 employees.  In 2015, 79% … Continue reading

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Gratitude

Thankful for where I am in life at this time.  Yes, for the wrinkles, the scars, the aches and pains.  They all tell a story and are a reminder of how I came to be in this place. Over the … Continue reading

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The Best Boss

I was asked the other day, “who was your best boss”.  I had to think on that for a while.  I learned from all the bosses I had over the years.  From some I learned what to do, others what … Continue reading

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Youth and Mentorship

The most common work today for young people starting out in their first job is in the fast food industry. When I grew up there was no fast food restaurants and most of us learned work from having a paper … Continue reading

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Raising Employees – Part I

We all see them, the grocery clerk chewing gum like it was their last meal as they check in your groceries, the kiosk clerk playing games on their smart phones instead of making eye contact with the potential customers, or … Continue reading

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Leadership at its Best!

A while ago I had the opportunity to attend an evening where members of the Vancouver Island Symphony children’s choir demonstrated how they are taught as well as the opportunity to sit in on a symphony rehearsal. The first observation … Continue reading

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Hire One, They’re Your Future!

In a recent study by Abacus Data for the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations looking at political behaviours of Canadians aged 18 – 25, one of the findings was that, of the currently employed, only 20% would describe their job … Continue reading

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