Mentoring

The Power Of Female Leaders: Q&A With Jamilah Taib Murray

G(irls)20 | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada Business
G(irls)20

Jamilah Taib Murray founded Sakto Corporation, one of Ottawa's foremost property development and management companies. She is a long-time philanthropist with a particular dedication to fostering education for women and children, and female empowerment through promoting participation and leadership skills building

The Importance Of Intergenerational Networking

Evan Thompson | Posted 05.25.2016 | Canada Business
Evan Thompson

Intergenerational networking is when different age cohorts interact, providing participants with fresh ideas and inspiration to build their business and rejuvenate their careers. It can take place on an informal, conversational basis at work or in a social setting. It can also be a structured process within an organization where employees share ideas and insights into how to improve business and build trust internally.

You Are The Sum Of Your Experiences

Judy Mann | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Business
Judy Mann

I am proud of where I am today and who I have become. I am the result of all of my experiences -- the good, the bad, and the not so good. And, I wouldn't go back and change a thing. So, to those that I have worked with, worked for, and known throughout that almost 40 years of workplace experience, thank you. You are part of my whole.

5 Reasons Millennials Should Be Sold On A Career In Sales

Dave Borrelli | Posted 04.22.2016 | Canada Business
Dave Borrelli

When thinking about a career in sales, it's not uncommon for young people to picture a used car salesman or a huckster selling home appliances door to door. But a career in sales is much different today than those clichés we're used to seeing on TV or in the movies.

We Need To Learn To Engage In Difficult Conversations

Betty Ann Heggie | Posted 04.07.2016 | Canada Living
Betty Ann Heggie

Most of us gravitate to those who agree with us rather than investigating alternate ways of thinking about things. It will be difficult to give up those conspiracy websites where one can share information with like-minded people, rather than conversing with those who might challenge our views.

Top 10 Career Tips For Millennials

Ken Rabow | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Living
Ken Rabow

Go with your passion: It is a very challenging time right now to find work... go after the things that inspire creativity in you, (with wisdom) you will find your way and will ultimately be rewarded for it.

Getting To 'I Can' - Bridging The Confidence Gap For Women

Jennifer Tory | Posted 03.08.2016 | Canada Living
Jennifer Tory

Many people may think it's really just a matter of time until true equality for women and men is achieved. Saying it's a matter of time is too often an excuse for maintaining the status quo. We need to keep our eye firmly on the ball and put in place deliberate steps to change how things are, into how you want them to be.

Autism Doesn't Have To Disrupt Your Child's Potential For Greatness

Ken Rabow | Posted 03.02.2016 | Canada Parents
Ken Rabow

As a mentor for teens with autism and their families, I am struck with the level of trust, humility and indomitable spirit that I see in these families weekly on their paths to rising above others limitations of them. I would like to share one story with you from one of my clients and his mom's perspective.

I've Gone From Recovering Alcoholic To Sober Shepherd

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 02.25.2016 | Canada Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

I'm coming up to my 19th anniversary of becoming clean and sober, and this time of the year for me is typically a moment of reflection. I'm still not sure how I went from standing alone on a subway platform with the intention of taking my life 20 years ago, to standing in front of an audience of 200 people looking to me for guidance and hope.

How To Keep Boomers Feeling Valued In The Workplace

Evan Thompson | Posted 02.17.2016 | Canada Business
Evan Thompson

Numerous articles, academic papers, and books have been written by people of all generations about the new complex social and organizational dynamic in the workplace as Millennials and Boomers vie for corner office or executive parking spaces.

4 Ways Women Can Achieve Their Own Definition Of Success

Kerri-Ann Santaguida | Posted 01.19.2016 | Canada Business
Kerri-Ann Santaguida

If you're a young woman just beginning her career, unfortunately there is no blueprint for success. No set of rules or guidelines to follow, no guarantee of "having it all." The truth is we all work at different companies and in different industries, report to different leaders, face different challenges and, most importantly, want different things.

Innovative Initiative Aims To Bolster Female-Led Canadian Companies

Nancy Fornasiero | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Business
Nancy Fornasiero

What is radical generosity, exactly? It's a unique concept conceived by Vicki Saunders, founder of SheEO, a Toronto-based group that celebrates and supports women-led ventures. Her long-term vision is for this grassroots crowd-funding initiative to take hold not just in Canada, but all around the globe.

Why Start-Ups Are Like Parenting

Ryan Spong | Posted 09.11.2015 | Canada Business
Ryan Spong

For those of us who have founded companies, startups are like your first-born -- exciting, terrifying and usually there are only three of you! There is only one goal: survive. It's crisis management everyday and the strategy is "let's find something that works today."

My Mentor Taught Me the Power of Personal Modesty and Humility

Jay Rosenzweig | Posted 07.15.2016 | Canada Business
Jay Rosenzweig

One very telling trait in a prospective candidate's makeup is their ability to ascribe whatever success they may have had thus far in their careers to the influence or assistance of others. Often they will speak of a mentor or a series of mentors as pivotal figures. One very special mentor and teacher of mine is the Honourable Irwin Cotler.

My Dad's a Better Mentor Than Yours

Jessica Glazer | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada Living
Jessica Glazer

When you are part of the start-up world, one of the things everyone will tell you is that in order to succeed in your career, you must find yourself a mentor. Someone who can help guide you through the trials and tribulations you will endure in your business because they have been there themselves.

What Women Must Do to See Themselves as Leaders

Betty Ann Heggie | Posted 06.03.2016 | Canada Business
Betty Ann Heggie

Each of us, male or female, form our identity using a combination of who we are inside and what the outside world feeds back to us. It's the latter that creates a problem for ambitious women. When people around us make it clear they don't see our gender as leaders, through actions or lack of action, it is more difficult for us to believe it as well.

How to Be an Effective Mentor

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Business
Kathy Buckworth

The biggest hurdle for most people seems to be how to get a formal mentor and how to become one. I spoke on this subject at a conference for women entrepreneurs and at the end of the session I had exactly one woman approach me.

When Women Take Risks in Business

Betty Ann Heggie | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Business
Betty Ann Heggie

Even though not every risk delivers the results we desire, one thing is certain: the biggest risk for a woman is to hold back and try to be one of the crowd. If we hide what makes us special and unique, our companies will suffer and so will our careers. It is a lost opportunity.

How To Use Mentoring As a Business Development Tool

Mary Donohue | Posted 03.22.2015 | Canada Business
Mary Donohue

Mentoring is seen as the heated steering wheel in your next car. Nice to have but you could live without it. It's not airbags or anti-lock brakes of the business world. But it can be standard equipment, just as formerly high-end safety features are standard on the cheapest of cars.

10 New Years Resolutions for Milenials

Ken Rabow | Posted 02.13.2015 | Canada Living
Ken Rabow

Yeah. I know. New years is soooo far away. You might as well wait. Start cramming when the Dick Clark replacement is at the 3...2...1 before figuring...

The Greatest Gift I Ever Got Was Giving My Haasen Fraas Away

Ken Rabow | Posted 11.19.2014 | Canada Living
Ken Rabow

I was meant to give that ice cream to those people. To have all the people in the airport help me out on my odd quest and it would not possibly have been as sweet, if the ice cream had survived. So what did I learn? If I had kept it all for myself I would have had nothing.

The One Thing I Did To Hire The Best Employee Ever

Kelsey Ramsden | Posted 11.04.2014 | Canada Business
Kelsey Ramsden

It took me staying up all night and reaching near exhaustion to get fed up enough to seek a new solution to hiring. I hope you find you sleep easier knowing what I know now. You have to balance the great parts of the job you are offering with the truthful parts of both the job you are offering and what working for you can be like in order to find the right fit for a long term hire.

Why We Should Mentor Millennials Suffering From Mental Illness

Ken Rabow | Posted 11.01.2014 | Canada Living
Ken Rabow

Some with Bipolar or other mental health issues but they had one advantage that Robin Williams did not (I really wasn't going to say me, please)... they had not learned how to succeed in life. They were stuck and nothing before our work had worked.

How to Find a Mentor

Kelly Lovell | Posted 10.05.2014 | Canada Living
Kelly Lovell

While we cannot make up for the experiences we lack, we can certainly draw from the knowledge of those who have lived before us. Regardless of your age or the stage you are in your life, I believe mentorship is an invaluable tool. There is a reason why maps were created. Imagine a road trip without the aid of a map?

How To Be Relevant in an Hour a Week

Elan Divon | Posted 03.28.2014 | Canada Living
Elan Divon

The average Canadian spends a whopping four hours and 20 minutes a day watching TV (5 hours in the U.S. for comparison), and that doesn't include social media time. That's 30 hours a week or 1560 hours a year in which the average Canadian sits on a couch. So here's my challenge to you: Give up one sitcom, one iffy reality show to free up an hour of your time each week.