Simple Things You Can Do To Support Cultural Diversity

Did you know? May 21st was World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.  Here are some suggestions for activities adapted from the Do One Thing For Diversity And Inclusion Facebook page: 1.  Visit an art exhibit/museum dedicated to other cultures. 2.  Invite people from your neighborhood with different cultural/religious backgrounds to share a meal with you. 3.  Rent a […]... Read More

Step Beyond Your Comfort Zone

In recent research for our Look Before You Leap suite of resources, we discovered something simple but surprising nonetheless. We were trying to identify factors contributing to self-employment conversations (i.e., why do some career counsellors/coaches put self-employment on the table as a possibility for all clients to consider while others never bring the topic up […]... Read More

My Diversity Dream

Did you know that November is National Career Development Month in the US? As this year’s theme is “My Career Dreams,” the National Career Development Association (NCDA) held a poetry and poster contest open to students (i.e., Kindergarten through College/University). In reviewing the winning entries, the diversity of the individuals became clear; each person coming […]... Read More
Thank You

Appreciation in the Workplace

It’s almost Thanksgiving, so we conducted a brief survey about appreciation in the workplace. We appreciate all the thoughtful responses we got – clearly appreciation is alive and well which was encouraging to hear! The good news was that a third of our respondents had been appreciated within the past 24 hours and an additional […]... Read More

Dancing with Digital Natives – Book Review

Dancing with Digital Natives is a new, and interesting, book edited by Michelle Manafy and Heidi Gautschi. It is a must-read for anyone interested in generations in the workplace, especially Gen Y, and how this generation, and their exposure to technology, is changing the way business does business. That being said, the editors are clear […]... Read More

The Synergy of Teams

People are constantly asking me how I do all that I do – my response invariably is that “I have a great team!” At its simplest, synergy is defined as “two or more things functioning together to produce a result not independently obtainable.” Research has demonstrated that synergistic teams can out-produce even the most talented […]... Read More

Fatherhood: What is it All About?

A father carries pictures where his money used to be. ~Author Unknown As this past weekend was Father’s day, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on hard-working fathers who struggle to balance work and family commitments. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) reported that working fathers were dissatisfied with the amount of […]... Read More