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When Right is Wrong

I’m a driven individual. I’m passionate and single-minded about what I do. When I look at the organization I’m responsible to lead, I want us to be the best we can possibly be. I want us to do the right things, the right way. I like to be right. Sometimes being right is wrong. This is a lesson I’ve learned as a leader. I can come up with...

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Leaders in the Workplace
Leaders in the Workplace

How can we become more effective leaders? Often when we think of leadership we think of CEOs of major corporations, or politicians who are responsible for leading their countries. However, we are all leaders in some respect. There are many areas of life where having good leadership skills can help you make a huge impact, without having the letters...

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Steven Slater, working-class Hero?
Steven Slater, working-class Hero?

How do you handle the stress you encounter at work and home? Yesterday Steven Slater, a flight attendant for 20-something years, finally lost his temper with the rude airline passengers he no doubt encountered on a daily basis: The incident took place just after the Jet Blue flight landed when a passenger stood to remove a bag from the overhead...

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Midlife Career Crisis
Midlife Career Crisis

midlife crisis - n. A period of psychological doubt and anxiety that some people experience in middle age. (The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition) Although now thought to be much less prevalent, many people do have a midlife crisis. This is when a person takes stock of their life and what matters most, often...

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Teaching is a Tough Job
Teaching is a Tough Job

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week, and it's a good time to pay tribute to the hardworking and dedicated individuals who have dedicated their lives to educating children. "Teaching is a tough job, requiring boundless energy, time and dedication, both during the school day and beyond. In the course of any day, teachers tie shoelaces, wipe noses...

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5 Alternative Ways to Find a Job Online
5 Alternative Ways to Find a Job Online

If you are one of the millions of people who have lost their jobs recently, you've no doubt tried searching popular job websites like Monster or CareerBuilder. However, there are many other job search resources available on the web. Here are some websites you may not have tried: Meta-Job Searches Why search just one site when you can automatically...

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Ready for that Job Offer
Ready for that Job Offer

Most people apply for jobs not really knowing how much the position will pay. No one wants to apply for a job that will earn them less money than what they are making now. If you are transferring within your department or are making a career change you don’t want to sell yourself short and accept less money than what the company is willing...

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Freddie Mac acting CFO found dead
Freddie Mac acting CFO found dead

Unfortunately, it doesn't sound like the economy is going to get better anytime soon. Today it was announced that the world economy is projected to contract by 1.3 per cent this year, which makes this the most severe recession since World War II. (Source: CBC) It was also revealed today that the Chief Financial Officer of Freddie Mac Corporation,...

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