Category Archives: Employment Trends

Business etiquette from coast to coast

Editor’s note: Margaret Page is founder and CEO of Etiquette Page Enterprises, a Western Canadian training organization, and author of The Power of Polite, Blueprint for Success and Cognito Cards – Wisdom for Dining & Social Etiquette. If you have … Continue reading

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Nine habits you can do without in 2015

Editor’s note: Geoffrey James is a business journalist writing for Inc.com, Boston. The New Year is an excellent time to expunge work habits that irritate coworkers and make you less effective. Achieving success requires more than just doing the right … Continue reading

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5 ways to override the lazy brain and save your company

Editor’s note: Edward D. Hess is a professor of business administration, author of Lear or Die: Using science to build a leading-edge learning organization and Batten executive-in-residence at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. Humans are lazy thinkers. … Continue reading

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It’s time to take a risk! 6 tips for taking a (professional) leap of faith

Editor’s note: Scott Petinga is chairman and CEO of business development company The Scott Petinga Group and his flagship company AKQURACY is a data-fueled communications agency, Minneapolis. T.S. Eliot famously said, “Only those who will risk going too far can … Continue reading

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Overcome limits and become a great project sponsor

Editor’s note. Russell Harley is a project manager and PMO director, Seattle. Most everyone in the project management field knows about the triple constraints of time, resources and quality. The old adage says you can only pick two of the … Continue reading

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Are you a reluctant leader?

Editor’s note: Walt Grassl is author of Stand up and speak up, public speaker and Internet radio show host, Los Angeles. Do you know someone who is very comfortable doing a job that has no leadership dimension, even though you … Continue reading

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7 ways to welcome new employees

Editor’s note: Jen Lawrence is the author of Engage the fox: a business fable about thinking critically and motivating your team, Toronto. Joining a new company is a high-stress time for most people. A new company has its own set … Continue reading

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Market research makes the list of top 10 most underrated jobs

Hey researchers, think your job is underrated? Well now you’ve got proof! Many highly sought-after, fast-paced careers are overrated, according to a new CareerCast report on the top 10 most overrated and underrated jobs. Advertising account executives, senior corporate executives … Continue reading

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Hiring managers: Why talent isn’t always enough

Editor’s note: Walt Grassl is a speaker and author of “Stand Up and Speak Up.” Recently retired from aerospace, he now works in public speaking near Los Angeles. Bob and Mark are new managers who are having lunch in the … Continue reading

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Personal or professional: simple rules for proper social media etiquette

Editor’s note: Margaret Page is the founder and CEO of Etiquette Page Enterprises, British Columbia, Canada. Like children with a shiny new toy, adults introduced to social media jumped in and started playing: posting personal photos to Facebook, accepting requests … Continue reading

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