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Leadership 101: Military Wisdom in Business – Volume 5

By | Evaluation ,Hiring Process ,Interviews ,Leadership ,News ,Selection | July 10, 2013 | 0 comment
Leadership 101: Military Wisdom in Business – Volume 5

Most Canadians do not understand the modern Canadian Forces. It is an institution that is driven by transformational leadership (not transactional “do this because it is an order” management) and leadership development began the day I joined. The Canadian military is also a very progressive, open minded and thinking organisation that strives to build inclusive and cohesive teams. The basic culture and approach in the military is the same as any good private enterprise. Therefore, adjustment to “civilian work” was very easy.

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Leadership 101: Military Wisdom in Business – Volume 4

By | Interviews ,Leadership ,News ,Selection | June 6, 2013 | 0 comment
Leadership 101: Military Wisdom in Business – Volume 4

All leaders must make decisions with imperfect knowledge, uncertainty, and risk. With a little humility, the willingness to accept that they don’t have all the answers, and the courage to ask for advice and help, leaders can make a difference and perform better under all conditions as the conductor of a team rather than a one-man band.

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Leadership 101: Military Wisdom in Business – Volume 3

By | Leadership ,News | May 1, 2013 | 0 comment
Leadership 101: Military Wisdom in Business – Volume 3

To identify appropriate decisiveness in an employment interview setting, ask “Tell me about a tough decision you made that turned out well.” Follow this up with “Tell me about a tough decision you made that turned out badly.”

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Leadership 101: Military Wisdom in Business – Volume 2

By | Leadership ,News | April 3, 2013 | 0 comment
Leadership 101: Military Wisdom in Business – Volume 2

“No single element contributes more to the success of any team than the quality of its leadership. In the long list of qualities, traits, do’s, don’ts, and other items on the standard leadership checklist, self-awareness and self-discipline stand apart in that these are how the leader leads him or herself.”

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Meaningful Work: The What, Why and How Guide

By | Employee Engagement ,Hiring Process ,Leadership ,News ,Retention | March 12, 2013 | 0 comment
Meaningful Work: The What, Why and How Guide

Meaningful work is not new. It’s echoed in Maslow’s self-actualization, McGregor’s Theory Y Management, and Herzberg’s Motivator-Hygiene Theory. Malcolm Gladwell talked about it in Outliers, and Eckhart Tolle has extolled the virtues of meaning, in general, in A New Earth.

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Leadership 101: Military Wisdom in Business

By | Hiring Process ,Leadership ,News | February 27, 2013 | 0 comment
Leadership 101: Military Wisdom in Business

A key distinguishing characteristic of all good leaders is accountablility. You earn the trust of your superiors by being found to be trustworthy and dependable. You will go far in your career if they know they can count on you to get the job done, no matter what obstacles you encounter.

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Sharing the 3 Lessons We Learned Growing 48% in 2012

By | Hiring Process ,News | January 30, 2013 | 0 comment

Looking back at 2012, many of our successes can be attributed to 3 things – our dedication to value, diversification, and our relationships.

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5 Tips on Retaining the Talent You Worked So Hard to Engage

By | Hiring Process ,News ,Retention | December 13, 2012 | 0 comment

Much has been researched and written on the subject of Retention. A lot of the focus has been on the differences in career aspirations end employment expectations between the various demographics (Boomers, Gen X’ers, Gen Y, etc.). However, at the end of the day, the
individuals you really want to keep for the long term are your loyal contributors and growing leaders….

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