Learning Never Stops

Upgrade your stock by going back to 'school'

Yes, as Carole King likes to sing, "School bells are ringing." Yet, it isn't only children and young adults who should be thinking about school. Anyone in the workforce needs to be thinking about school, as well. Yes, you can pat yourself on the back for finishing a long and arduous education resulting in a degree or diploma. However, once you enter the working world, you still need to continue learning. In this case, the term 'school' is better known as 'continuous learning' or 'professional development'. But no matter what learning is called, every worker needs to make learning a lifelong passion.

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When it's Time to Part Ways, the Learning Can Begin

Organizations are always in a state of change and movement. Rightfully so. Whether it be growth of existing lines of business, entrance into new lines of business, or closing down business units because they are not contributing to the bottom line. This is all a good thing! Organizations who remain stagnate and in one place, don’t remain there for long.

When we consider the people factor in this equation, organizations must consider: Do we have the right type of individuals at any given point in time? Do we have enough Builders? Do we have enough Maintainers/ Stewards? Are they each in the right roles to take us to where the organization needs to go?

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Making the Most of Free Time

Organizations, potential volunteers have roles to play in creating successful relationship

 

Volunteerism is a big deal. For instance, approximately 47 per cent of Canadians older than 15 volunteered in some capacity for a total of 2.07 hours in 2010. According to Statistics Canada, this figure was equivalent to 1.1 million full-time jobs.

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Team Dynamics - It's Not Time Yet?

With the Grey Cup Championship just around the corner at the end of the week, the moment of truth for the final two teams – the Ottawa Red Blacks and the Edmonton Eskimos – has arrived. Next Sunday the real test of Team Dynamics will be apparent. All the individual training, the personal commitments and the individual talents of each player and coach better be at 100%, in a unified, true team effort in order to win the ultimate prize and be crowned the Grey Cup Champions.

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Are Assumptions Limiting Your Candidate Search?

Have you ever experienced a time when your selection committee had difficulty getting past a certain bias they were experiencing in their decision making? It certainly makes for interesting discussion. Part of the challenge is that we are all graduates of our personal experience which we then internalize and establish emotional views of how life should unfold. These so called “assumptions” are very difficult to remove and so we are challenged to move forward.

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