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The value of having one priority only

Lesson Plans   |   October 6, 2020

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This article examines the value of creating a single item to-do list and outlines the ways in which it can make a person more productive.... read more

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Don't let 'urgent' trump 'important'

Lesson Plans   |   September 14, 2020

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This article examines our predisposition to tackle perceived urgent problems over more important issues and suggests ways in which we can correct this habit.... read more

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Try the one-task to-do list

In the News   |   September 10, 2020

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Peter Bregman used to end each day the same way: Telling his wife he didn’t complete his to-do list. It might have been a super-productive day, but the leadership development consultant felt a tinge of... read more

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Urgent vs. important: How to fight your urgency bias when completing tasks

In the News   |   July 30, 2020

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Our work day might be seen as a continual battle between what’s important and what’s urgent. Of course, sometimes tasks are both urgent and important. But often, there’s a choice between the two, and urgency... read more

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Protecting your job: Surviving the post-pandemic workplace

In the News   |   April 16, 2020

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You may have had a job when the pandemic struck – and may still have one. But the future is uncertain. So this is a good time to think about how to increase your odds... read more

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Your strengths and weaknesses: where to focus your attention

Lesson Plans   |   March 19, 2020

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This article explores the relative values of developing your strengths or working on your weaknesses and examines which you might choose to emphasize.... read more

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What to do when you feel you can’t cope

Lesson Plans   |   March 19, 2020

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This article examines the reasons you may feel overwhelmed and suggests action to address that feeling.... read more

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Inclusion can affect happiness at work and productivity

Lesson Plans   |   March 19, 2020

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This article explores the benefits of keeping people involved and informed and the increased challenges of doing so as more and more people work remotely.... read more

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Make the best of yourself in presentations

Lesson Plans   |   March 19, 2020

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This article outlines a strategy of developing two different outlines for any presentation – one a detailed written outline to ensure your thoughts are complete and a second one just outlining key points in order... read more

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Understanding the impact artificial intelligence will have on your future career

Lesson Plans   |   March 19, 2020

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This article examines the impact that automation and artificial intelligence (AI) are having on the number and nature of jobs at Canada’s banks.... read more

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Working on your weaknesses or strengths? Here’s some helpful advice

In the News   |   February 8, 2020

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One of the biggest career decisions we face is whether to work on improving our strengths or reducing our weaknesses. There is no simple answer. It depends on what those are, how essential they are... read more

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Outlines, the bar test and other tips to deliver better presentations at work

In the News   |   January 9, 2020

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It’s well-known that you should outline the key points of a speech or presentation before delivering it. But speech coach Gary Genard says it’s more complicated than that. You need two outlines. “And the distinction... read more

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Are you constantly overwhelmed at work?

In the News   |   December 5, 2019

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If you’re constantly feeling overwhelmed at work, the culprit can seem to be the whole messy bundle of activity before you. But executive coach Rebecca Zucker says to gain a sense of balance you need... read more

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Why you don’t have to be nasty to be a good boss

Lesson Plans   |   December 3, 2019

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This article stresses likeability as a key characteristic of any good manager and offsets the idea that it has to come at the cost of effectiveness.... read more

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