Tag Archives: Training

People Skills

The ‘soft skills’ within an organization can be the difference between success and failure.  Many times, soft skills are only thought of in sales situations in which employees are engaging with current or potential customers.  What is sometimes forgotten is … Continue reading

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Progress – But in Which Direction?

That was one of my father’s favourite sayings when there was something new that was supposed to be helpful, and wasn’t.  He has been gone for many years now, but it is amazing how many times his words have echoed … Continue reading

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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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Myers-Briggs Type Inventory®

If you are wanting to make changes in your life as a promise to yourself in 2017, a place to start for you might be the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory®.  Understanding how you and others communicate and make decisions certainly helps … Continue reading

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Denial?

It is interesting talking to some business owners about bullying and harassment, especially those with staff.  When I ask some if they are in compliance with Bill 14, the WorkSafeBC legislation on bullying and harassment in the workplace they reply, … Continue reading

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Organizational Health

How often have you reviewed what you do at work?  How often has the business you work for or run reviewed what their work processes look like?  When was the last time you reviewed your position descriptions? All of these … 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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