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11 12, 2018

Waiting to be rewarded & recognized?


Frustrated because your male colleagues are moving up and you are being left behind? "I would never ask for [a bonus]. If it wasn't freely given, I wouldn't ask for it. I might gripe about it at home, but that would be the extent of it." Marcela, nuclear engineer  "I tend to think people are pretty [...]

Waiting to be rewarded & recognized?2019-07-08T14:39:42+00:00
4 12, 2018

The high costs of negotiating like a man


Did you know that both men and women penalize women for negotiating aggressively? So you are planning on negotiating with your boss for a salary increase. You have been with your current organization for over 6 years, you have a proven track record of bringing in sales and clients love your work. You did a [...]

The high costs of negotiating like a man2019-07-08T14:38:11+00:00
11 11, 2018

What are we failing to teach our students?


For the past 15 years I have been teaching at the University level and developing and facilitating soft skills seminars and workshops for businesses across Canada. During this time I have noticed that students and employees alike are struggling with emotional concerns, communication challenges and a host of mental health issues such as anxiety,  depression, [...]

What are we failing to teach our students?2019-07-08T14:49:05+00:00
11 10, 2018

Learn to let them fail!


I know. I get it. The economy, the high rate of youth unemployment and the investment you made in your child’s education (which you have convinced yourself will never reap dividends because of the economy), not only keeps you up at night, but has you hovering over your kids in order to keep them safe, [...]

Learn to let them fail!2019-07-08T14:48:43+00:00
30 06, 2018

The antidote to depression: Action!


Friends you cannot land a job sitting in your apartment contemplating what it is that you want to do with the rest of your life. Don’t get me wrong. Reflection is a very important part of figuring out what you want to do after university. But rarely will you land a job just surfing the [...]

The antidote to depression: Action!2019-07-08T14:50:05+00:00
11 06, 2018

For better or for worse does not apply to your career


Congratulations to all my students graduating from Concordia University. For those not yet graduating, congratulations on completing yet another academic year. This time of year seems to evoke a great deal of apprehension in new graduates as they try and navigate the transition from school to work. It can be scary, overwhelming, and confusing. One of [...]

For better or for worse does not apply to your career2019-07-08T14:50:30+00:00
1 06, 2018

To the class of 2018, as you move forward, make interesting, glorious, amazing mistakes!


On June 7, 2016 I finally crossed the stage and graduated along with my fellow John Molson School of Business, JMSB, colleagues. I was also lucky to share the day with some of my students, making it an even more special event. To the class of 2016, I am incredibly proud of all your accomplishments. [...]

To the class of 2018, as you move forward, make interesting, glorious, amazing mistakes!2019-07-08T14:51:26+00:00
14 02, 2018

Will you be there for me when things go right?


When I make my first million? When I get married? When I have my first child? When I buy my dream home? When I get promoted? When I become CEO? Will you be therefore me? Fill in the blank with whatever positive event has occurred in your life and ask yourself if those that you [...]

Will you be there for me when things go right?2019-07-08T14:51:56+00:00
16 02, 2017

Is meaning the new money?


Employee motivation is quite a complex topic. For a long time, management scholars and practitioners maintained that money was the key to employee motivation. This perspective originated at the time of the industrial revolution and can be traced back to Adam Smith’s, The Wealth of Nations, a renowned work in classical economics. I will spare [...]

Is meaning the new money?2019-07-08T14:52:59+00:00
9 02, 2017

The generational divide: fact or fiction?


Some call it the generational divide while others refer to it as the generational chasm. Whatever you call today’s multigenerational workforce, chances are you are focused on our generational differences. Gen Y, born between 1982 and 2002, also referred to as the millennials, are often touted as entitled. Lazy. Attached to their technological gadgets and [...]

The generational divide: fact or fiction?2019-07-08T14:53:22+00:00