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How Well Do You Receive Feedback?

While the focus traditionally is put on how to give feedback, how you receive it is equally as important

By Craig Dowden, Ph.D.

Douglas Stone is the best-selling author of the widely recognized and respected book, Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most. He is also a lecturer at Harvard Law School and consults around the world to leading organizations including Fidelity, Honda, HP, Merck, Shell and Time Warner, on topics such as negotiation and mediation.



Who Owns the Employer’s Intellectual Property?

Copyright and patent ownership becomes more ambiguous in today’s flexible world of work

By Donya Vahidi

If employers are concerned about protecting their intellectual property, they should be aware of certain intellectual property ownership laws that govern ownership. While intellectual property covers a broad range of subject matter, the areas that are most commonly seen in the heart of employer-employee disputes are patents and copyrights, and to make matters interesting, the laws

Working  On The Move

Is your workplace ready for remote and flexible work?

By Melissa Campeau

Right now, someone is riding a commuter train and buying groceries on a smartphone. Someone else is streaming a podcast while sitting in a park, and yet another person is checking work emails while sitting on a plane.

In the past few decades, technology has taught us we can do anything, from anywhere. It’s not surprising, then, that growing numbers of people are looking to apply that anything-from-anywhere sensibility to their jobs, as well, with flexible and remote working options.

Is Your Organization Ready for the Labour Shift?

Bridging the gap between technology and culture

By Alison Grenier

Digital transformation is changing the way we do business in all industries. This is not just about doing what we’ve always done more efficiently, but fully embracing and using technology to unlock new ideas, new markets and new ways of thinking.

Staying Connected

Improve internal communications by introducing or improving social networks

By Heather Hudson

Are your organization’s employees satisfied with the standard of internal communications? If they’re anything like the 1,000 U.S. workers surveyed by Bambu, an employee advocacy platform by the company Sprout Social, the answer may be, “Not quite.”

Fulfilling Missions and Serving Communities

Seven key leadership roles nonprofits will need to succeed

By Sarah Matsushita

Transformations in the Canadian labour market will require changes in the way organizations hire workers. Thirty-six per cent of employers in Canada have difficulty filling positions due to lack of suitable talent, ManpowerGroup Inc. found in their 2017 Talent Shortage report.

Let Data Define Your Succession Plan

The leadership succession path is clearer with behavioural analytics

By Doug McCann

It’s 11 o’clock; do you know where your next leader is?

The issue of succession planning continually rises to the top as a hot-button issue for boards, but few executives actually know who their next leader will be. Research conducted by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business shows that less than 50 per cent of Canada’s small to mid-sized (SMEs) businesses have developed a formal succession plan.