Performance

Bringing Sex Education to the Stage

University of Toronto News | Posted 09.15.2014 | Canada Impact
University of Toronto News

While some are horrified by the overtly sexual movies and TV shows consumed by today's youth, a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health has a slightly different stance. Shira Taylor, a doctoral candidate at the School's Division of Social and Behavioural Health Sciences, is taking to the stage to educate young adults about sex.

3 Strategies Businesses Can Take From Our Olympic Hockey Teams

Matthew Held | Posted 05.13.2014 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

While the entire country celebrated, fewer asked how Canada's men and women's hockey teams achieved this milestone. What about business leaders? Can organizations apply similar strategies to our men and women's hockey teams that distinguish the best? There are three strategies that Canadian organizations can follow to win in business.

Immunize Your Organization Against Negativity

Deri Latimer | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business
Deri Latimer

So, if we can immunize ourselves from the nasty effects of influenza with a vaccine, what can you do to immunize yourself and your organization against negativity (that can absolutely be nasty and contagious and cost your organization time, energy, and money?

How Should Farm Performance Be Measured?

Richard Doyle | Posted 08.06.2013 | Canada
Richard Doyle

Studies, like the recent one by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, that attempt to undermine the value of supply management to...

The Problem With Webinars

Anne Day | Posted 04.06.2013 | Canada Business
Anne Day

Recently I signed up for and have listened to several business webinars. I don't personally give webinars, but as someone who has started taking them, I do have a few observations to share.

Don't Micromanage Your Staff, Coach Them

Dr. Curtis L. Odom | Posted 03.27.2013 | Canada Business
Dr. Curtis L. Odom

If you want performance out of your people it is time that you start coaching them. Coaching is a balance between art and science. You do not want to appear that you are micro-managing your people, but you do not want to leave them in the wilderness.

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival Coming To Vancouver

Nikolas Badminton | Posted 03.13.2013 | Canada
Nikolas Badminton

The PuSh Festival that runs from Jan. 15 to Feb. 3, 2013 bolsters the performing arts scene in Vancouver every year. It's an amazing festival filled with theatre, dance, multimedia and music that is held at venues in and around the city.

Why Performance Reviews Are a Sham

Dr. Curtis L. Odom | Posted 03.13.2013 | Canada Business
Dr. Curtis L. Odom

It was just that time of year again and everyone was dreading it. No, I am not talking about the recent holiday shopping madness, the traffic, the congestion or the lines. I am talking about end of year performance management.

A Crash Course on Musical Transposition

Penny Will | Posted 11.22.2012 | Canada
Penny Will

Transposition is a musical term for moving notes higher or lower to change key. So why do arrangers transpose? Why not keep everything in it's original key and for that matter why don't composers always write in C, as it has no flats or sharps? Choosing the key of a piece is somewhat like choosing a seat in an airplane. Though all the seats are sort of the same, everyone has preferences, for various reasons.

An Illuminating Lunch with Luminato's Artistic Director

Mary Warner | Posted 08.08.2012 | Canada Living
Mary Warner

Jorn Weisbrodt, the new artistic director for Luminato, which runs from June 8 until June 17, sat down with me for lunch. As a new Torontonian, Jorn had almost as many questions for me as I did for him, but somehow, I left wondering more and more about this great city we live in, and what will happen when Luminato opens its doors this month...