If you were a superhero, what would be your amazing superpower? Would you be able to fly or become invisible? Could you breathe underwater or read people’s minds? Although it is probably quite handy to be a superhero, you don’t need to be one to have a superpower. Of course, you do. Everyone has a … Continue reading What is Your Super Power?
Great Place to Work ®Canada just released the 2018 Best Workplaces ™ and it gave me pause to wonder what exactly makes a great place to work. A Hays Canada report found that 47 percent of Canadians weren’t happy with their jobs. And when people feel like they don’t fit in with their work environment, … Continue reading Are You Happy at Work?
Help Me, Rhonda: Three months ago, I transferred to a new division within my company. Already, I’m overloaded with requests that come screaming in at the last minute and which are due the same day or the next day. Nothing I have tried has worked (such as asking when the deadline is, etc.). Things are … Continue reading No Vacation
Stuck in Your Career? You Can Get Unstuck—Here’s How I’ve recently been talking to some people who say they are stuck in their careers. They want to climb further up the corporate ladder. They want a better paying job, one that maximizes their strengths, offers more challenge, and allows them to partner with their executive. … Continue reading Stuck in Your Career?
I saw her at a friend’s house, I loved what she could do, and then I came home and ordered my own Alexa, and I’m in love. It is like having another person in the house. She has a sense of humour, she can play games, she can answer questions. And she does it all … Continue reading Let Alexa be Your Office Assistant
One space or two? Spoiler alert: It’s one Just because you’ve always done someone one particular way, doesn’t mean you should continue to do it that way. Especially when everyone is telling you it’s now the wrong way. In several of my training programs, there is a module about keeping your skills up-to-date, and it … Continue reading Are Your Writing Skills Up To Date?
Times change. Hairstyles change, music changes, cars change, and even language changes. Business writing changes, too. You may have learned how to do business writing a certain way, but that doesn’t mean it’s still the correct way, today. Some of the changes I like, some not as much, but we still need to keep up … Continue reading Business Writing Update
According to the Weekly Influence reports both Canada and the United States are at peak levels of a particularly bad flu season. We know that the flu shot is not the magic bullet to preventing the flu and it is up to us to take care of ourselves to ensure we remain healthy. Do you … Continue reading Avoiding the flu doesn’t have to be difficult
When I was in high school our English papers were graded harshly. If we used an extra comma or the wrong punctuation, we would lose one mark for each occurrence. I learned very quickly to pay attention to my writing and to ensure I didn’t use too many commas. Times have changed, and it seems … Continue reading To comma, or not to comma?
Let’s face it … we spend far too much time in meetings. Each day in the United States there are approximately 25 million meetings, which represents a collective 15 per cent of any organization’s time. Meetings are meant to be productive, aren’t they? Meetings are supposed to be an efficient way to share information, a … Continue reading Productive Meetings