Category: PeopleTalk

Exploring Option B (and Bouncing Forward)

By Isabelle St-Jean Adversity—we all encounter it at various times in our lives. Whether within the personal or workplaces realm, we are bound to encounter hardships. In her most recent book, Sheryl Sandberg, Exploring Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy, begins by talking about the horrendous impact of her husband’s sudden death […]

General Duty of Honesty Only Extends So Far

In a resounding decision from the Alberta Court of Appeal, the Court rejected the lower court’s decision that had greatly expanded an employer’s obligations to its employees. The lower court had declared that employers were now subject to a common law duty of “reasonable exercise of discretionary contractual powers.” The Appeal Court found this not to be the case and leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada was denied.

Why EQ is Essential for all Leaders

The emotional intelligence quotient (EQ) and leadership are two concepts so ubiquitous in workplace lexicon that they are thrown around with the assumption that: 1) we all know what they mean, and 2) we all agree on their definition. But do we? More importantly, are we really practicing them?

Rethinking Recruitment: The Flex of Agile Thinking

“Agile” has been a bit of a buzz word in recruitment for a while—usually associated with breaking big tasks into smaller projects with assured feedback from stakeholders propelling greater success. While this holds true, there is an argument to be made that even greater agility is called for both personally and in terms of business process.

Education as the Great Divide

Where do workers envision themselves five years from now? Who has the skills to succeed in the fast-changing job market? The answer—and the level of optimism—may very well depend on the amount and type of education attained.

CEO TalkBack: Finding The Courage to Act

By definition business contains risk. It’s in everything—the market conditions, the product and service launches, the environmental landscape, human resources and finance. There is no escaping risk if you want to play the game in business. Given this, leaders who want to win need resilience to succeed, rise to challenges and face risks.

New School Performance Process Design: Opportunities and Cautions

Well known companies such as Microsoft, Motorola, Gap, Expedia and GE have made, or are in the process of making, the move away from rating past performance and toward more frequent, meaningful conversations aimed at driving ongoing improvement, development and realizing potential.

HR LeadersTalk: CHRO Todd Wohler on Engineering Career Resilience

Todd Wohler, CPHR is the chief human resources officer with Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers.