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Diversity and Employee Engagement

Living in Canada, we are surrounded by diversity – economic, geographic, cultural, and ethnic diversity. With all of this diversity in our midst, it is a bit of a wonder how society can at times be reluctant to embrace it. Perhaps I’ve become more attuned to the concept of diversity since it has been the […]... Read More

Sustainability…in Chaotic Times

I’ve just returned from a career development conference in Toronto. In a number of significant ways, the energy was different from previous years: We’re in a recession. Funding cuts by governments and educational institutions have resulted in less professional development money. For several participants, this was the one conference they could attend this year. As […]... Read More

Engagement Through Charity

Life Strategies Ltd. is involved in numerous charity endeavours. Most recently we took part in Bowl for Kids Sake which raised funds for the Big Bothers Big Sisters organization. Here bowlers of all ages and abilities gathered up pledges from friends, family, and colleagues, laced up their rented shoes, and got their game face on […]... Read More
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Work-Life Balance

    Work. Lots of stuff goes on at work — interpersonal dynamics, personality clashes, team cohesiveness, corporate culture — and then economic ups and downs. Findings ways to regroup, streamline, engage, and play up strengths available is something company management and leadership looks to do. Many companies right now are evaluating how best to […]... Read More

New Year, New Goals

With a new year come new goals and fresh starts. Goals & Fresh Starts Part of being involved in career development involves helping people clarify their goals, and find ways to realize them, if possible. Some people are facing changes brought on by the global economic downturn — they might have to search for more work, […]... Read More

The Quest for Balance in Personal and Professional Lives

The idea of balance is sometimes an elusive one. Everyone strives for it. Much has been written on it…. but working for it and attaining it is another level of commitment and awareness — but oh so worth it! In my own efforts to navigate the ocean of work/life balance, I find that this is […]... Read More