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Coach or Mentor?

The terms coaching and mentoring are often used interchangeably. They seem synonymous, and while there are similarities and some overlap, there are also significant differences that should be noted.  Defining Mentoring  A mentor is someone who shares their wisdom and can facilitate action that has a positive effect on our careers and lives. Mentorship programs in workplaces and…
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The Seven Human Emotions

We are all human, it is easy to become consumed by emotions. Whether it be anger, happiness or fear we all succumb to these emotions at one point or another. When it comes to the workplace, it can be increasingly difficult but also important to be able to filter these emotions, and prevent the true feelings from being blatantly obvious.…

Hide and Seek in the Business World
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Hide and Seek in the Business World

The best part of playing Hide and Seek as a kid came as you finished counting down.  With your eyes closed,  you could hear everyone rustling around, laughing, bumping into things and of course – changing their hiding spots.  “Ready or not – here I come!”- the hunt was on.  The best spotters would catch the ones hardest to find first; those…

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Tug Of War

Ah…remember the fun of pulling as hard as you could? Then, as you leapt forward, you realized that you were being pulled back.  Alarmed you would yell: “Pull!!!“ and everyone leaned back and grimaced while pulling with all their might.  Everyone would struggle as hard as they could; veins popping out of their necks, teeth…

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Defining Risk and Risk Management

What is Risk? 

The ISO 31000 risk management standard defines risk as, “the effect of uncertainty on objectives.” Risks are typically related to one of four areas: The organization’s long-term strategy (three years, five years, and beyond) The way that an organization manages change (for example, during mergers and restructuring) The day-to-day operations of…