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CALGARY’S GOING GOLD

Adversity meet Persistence; Persistence meet DESTINY. (featured in Oilfield Pulse December 2015). 



“WhEn ZeaL & WisDom maRRy”

We will see amazing energy when all generations see the value in each other and walk together inter twining Zeal and Wisdom! 



What does TRUST have to do with Collaboration?

During these last two years of developing not only the Motivational Auditing, as Auditing is only as valuable as the understanding and birth to innovative solutions that address the roots and the runners of the audit, I have clearly observed that the foundation to everything is TRUST. Behaviours are only the manifestation of the lack of identity which ultimately leads back to insights and trust in oneself, and then, of course others.



Five Ways to Increase Accountability

Accountability. It’s a buzzword these days. We all want to increase our level of accountability in our interactions with others.



Leadership Presence - Why you need it and how to get it.

Executive presence. Do you have it?

More importantly, do you need it and how do you get it?

A Wall Street Journal article observed that managers who do not exude leadership or executive presence are unlikely to make it to the corner office.

Projecting a commanding professional demeanor is fundamental to corporate success. So, what is this elusive quality? Why do you need it? And how can you acquire it?



Are you causing your own stress? 5 indicators that you are!

Stress – we can’t live with it; can’t live without it! The reality is we need a certain amount of it to stay alive. And without it we would be dead!



5 leadership lessons tracking an elephant

Just over a year ago, I visited one of the most beautiful places on each - Camp Hwange in Zimbabwe - on a photographic safari. Even though this was a vacation, I couldn’t help but think about how my experience had parallels to organizational leadership.



Lose your job? 10 things you shouldn't do!

Lost your job and not happy about it? Did your termination or lay-off come out of the blue and now you’re reeling? In today’s reality, it might not be personal at all…just business.

Your first, and biggest, temptation is to “get back” at those who did this to you.

How should you handle this? What should you do? Not do?

 



What you Need to Know about Coaching

It’s trendy to have a coach. One of my clients said that people in his organization were starting to say “I’ve got to get me one of them,” like coaching is the latest hot new thing that everyone wants. There may be some truth to that.

The term “coaching” is used a lot and there are many types of coaches including sports coaches, life coaches, career coaches, executive coaches, leadership coaches, and the list goes on. If you are considering engaging a coach, how would you choose one?  http://transcendmgt.com/executive-coaching/what-you-need-to-know-about-coaching/

 



The Next Wave is Coming - Is your surf board Ready?

Preparing to not only prepare for the next Corporate Wave but perhaps being part of bringing it through strategy. 



The Hope Brigade: A NEW Corporate Movement...

I truly believe that Corporate has the Heart and the Ability to truly effect people in such a way that it ripple efffects down the generations. 



Human Capital OR Human Treasury?

How words eventually reflect the outcome. 



Need to Read Your Email Faster?

Watch this tip or read on.

Need to Read Your Email Faster?

Use One-Liners

One-liners are quicker for our eyes to process as we've been taught to read from left to right on one line.



Structuring Training in the Workplace for Millennials

Like it or not, things are changing fast and we must adapt or die. How effective is the training you are doing now for your employees? When was the last time you asked them?



HOW TO RELIEVE HOLIDAY STRESS

The Holiday Season is fast approaching and while it may be the most wonderful time of the year, the pressure can be extremely stressful. Luckily, Lana has eleven tips to help you Take Back the Holidays and attract abundance into your life today!

The Art of Leadership – Lessons from the world of business, sport and beyond.

On September 8th I was fortunate enough to attend the Art of Leadership Conference here in Calgary and along with several hundred other participants enjoyed a full day of thought provoking and insightful speakers from the worlds of business, sport and beyond. Rather than try and cover all of the points made I’ve picked one key point from each speaker that resonated with me to share with you.

Do you EXCITE your team?

After three decades as a Champion of a Great Leadership, working with organizations across the private, public and not for profit sectors, there are two aspects of organizational life that I know for certain. Firstly, that all organizations regardless of size or sector need great leadership displayed at all levels to be successful and secondly, that everyone has the potential to display great leadership given the right context, support, development and motivation.

Managing change as a strategic imperative – Dr. George Ayee

The focus for change management is on people; to ensure that people in the organization are ready, able and willing to accept and implement change as a strategic imperative and as an ongoing requirement to achieve business and organizational success. Managing change is focused on managing the human response to change and being cognizant of the fact that change is not easy as individuals like to hold on to the comfort zone.

Inspiration Canada - What Inspires You To Take Action? 3 Secrets To Creating Magical Business Relationships

Last week was an amazing experience for me. Inspiration came from all sides. I taught an Extreme Networking class for students launching their careers; I met with two new global business partners to expand my business network, and attended the Business in Calgary’s Leader of Tomorrow Award with my nominee (who was one of the recipients of the award). These amazing opportunities all happened in 1 week. The energy of being part of something greater than yourself is incredible. It has inspired me to open my mind to new ways of being and doing in my life. What inspires you today?

The #1 Threat to Your Organization: A Silo Mentality

My philosophy of connect, communicate, and collaborate lives within me. I get the value and experience it's power but sometimes have a hard time selling why it is the way we need to be solve challenges we face. I realized that people are comfortable in their silo's. Traditional organizations are structured in a department model which breeds a culture of barriers to growth. It breeds leadership that holds back opportunity and innovative thinking with comments like, " this is the way we have always done it" , " legal department wouldn't approve" , " we don't work with that department". This operational mentality creates a culture of people aspiring to meet own needs and goals and not seeing beyond the walls of mediocrity.

Discrimination In the Workplace - Does it Get Much Worse?

Recently, controversy erupted in the National Basketball Association when Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling discovered his girlfriend/companion/assistant (a woman who is, ironically, mixed black and Hispanic herself) released an audio recording of Sterling pleading that she stop taking photos with and hanging around black men. The man who appeared on Sterling’s girlfriend’s Instagram photo was none other than Magic Johnson; not only one of the best 10 players to ever pick up a basketball but a man who, following an HIV diagnosis in 1991, has gone on to donate and raise millions upon millions for community-based organizations dealing with HIV / AIDS education and prevention.

Human Capital Crisis: Are you prepared?

As a business leader in workplace training, I listen to the voice of industry and feel their pain and concern about a new perspective on supply and demand: human capital supply shrinking, and the demand for talent increasing. In some regions it’s a shortage of workers to fill jobs with specific skill sets, in other regions its the boomers retiring that is threatening business sustainability. This may not be a surprise for many who already have to deal with the limited pool of experts to access for opportunities. However, I see it as a wake up call for all business to pay attention to. I foresee a human capital crisis surfacing in the near future and suggest we work together to stop this leak in our business pipeline. We can no longer go it alone.

Dynamo puts unique spin on networking - Calgary Herald

David Parker, Calgary Herald - I admit at times being quite frustrated about not being able to get a seat in a coffee shop because others seem to park themselves with a laptop and lattes and stay forever. But I have to admit my time set aside to meet Denise Baril at a Good Earth Cafe went well over the green tea investment. What a dynamo, and so keen to tell me about her Workplace Speakers Network.

Y is the Gap so Great?

Being in the training industry, I see that the generational gap is expanding, but believe I am one who truly gets it. I just happen to be one of those wise leaders who understand the next generation. So, I take the online quiz to see how close I mirror Gen Y. I was going to show my kids that I really do get it. I finished the quiz and out came the score: 11 out of 100. I proved I’m miles apart from how Gen Y works and views life. I wanted to know what has changed and where I have failed.

Why the Oil Patch Needs Emotional Intelligence

What if there was a proven way to increase employee productivity, reduce stress and sick leaves, and improve the company bottom line? What company would not take a hard look at such an opportunity? Emotional intelligence training now makes a compelling case for energy companies to do just that...take seriously the opportunity to obtain measurable data on improved employee well-being and productivity, and the corresponding impact on their profitability.

Help Yourself, Help Others

You’re no doubt familiar with the part of the flight attendant’s speech when you’re reminded to secure your oxygen mask before assisting others with theirs, so why do many HR professionals violate this simple rule, by putting others needs before their own to the detriment of all? Incorporate these simple tips to ensure that your metaphorical oxygen mask is in place, by achieving optimal everyday efficiency and being prepared to support your fellow passengers when they need you.

Life Lessons from in the Blueberry Patch: Nature’s Metaphor for Abundant Living

1. The largest, most luscious berries aren't readily discovered at first glance. SLOW DOWN, BE PRESENT – YOU’LL BE AMAZED AT THE BEAUTY AND ABUNDANCE YOU’VE OVERLOOKED BECAUSE YOU ARE RUSHING! 2. The best berries are found beside small bushes and moss where they receive shade, moisture and extra nourishment. They flourish with help from their "friends" in the forest.

HR’s role in increasing Productivity

The dictionary definition (Wikipedia) of Productivity can be viewed as a simple equation describing a measure of efficiency – total output / divided by total input. Models and graphs can illustrate the connections between processes and what needs to change in order to increase productivity. In competing organizations, products and services can be essentially the same, however, HOW employees go about their work, is the biggest differentiator of overall success, and likelihood of future growth.

The OGM (formerly, The Oil and Gas Magazine) and the Workplace Speaker Network (WSN) Aligning to Match Oil and Gas Training Needs!

The needs of the oil and gas industry are shifting rapidly and businesses need to know what current resources are available to stay leading edge. The OGM has seen the pressure building for companies to retain and attract new leaders as well as stay leading edge with respect to human capital management. In exploring how to best respond to these needs in the market place, OGM and WSN are setting out on a collaborative partnership to share information about training resources with companies who need them.

Reality TV or Reality on Stage What’s the Rage?

Have you ever been to a meeting where all the aspects of the event are seemingly looked after until the presenter starts talking? The audience is given great information but in no way is energized by the speaker experience. When this happens the rating of your event starts to drop. It has nothing to do with your planning and everything to do with matching the needs of the audience to the live presentation. Welcome to reality tv speaker style.

How Meeker’s ‘Internet Trends 2013′ Became the Mos



Workplace Stress Management

Stress is a fact of life! Regardless of your industry or profession, rest assured that stressful situations, individuals and environments will all be formidable forces which, unless handled with skill and awareness, will compromise your ability to achieve your goals and enjoy the lifestyle that you are seeking. Yet, much like the proverbial head in the sand syndrome, we ignore this fact and neglect investing in learning how to deal more effectively with the myriad of stresses which we must deal with daily.

WSN Trends in Training event on the topic of: Corporate Social Responsibility

It is amazing that when you gather inspiring thought leaders together, innovative ideas surface and sparks start to ignite. Imagine if we keep multiplying this in the world what will we be able to co-create? Here are the comments from the thought leaders who attended the WSN event April 24h/13:

Is Canadian Politeness a Threat to Workplace Innovation?

As Canadian’s we are known as a community of polite individuals respectful of one another. We don't want to offend anyone so we agree so as not to ruffle feathers. We are typically not demanding but seen as leaders in consensus thinking. In general, Canadian’s are seen as the mediators of the world. Although this has many tangible benefits on the worldwide stage, could it be harmful to our success and innovative thinking in the workplace?

What is the emotional wellness status in your organization?

How would you rank the emotional wellness in your organization? How many people are struggling with painful situations, heart breaking stories, tragic situations, loss, grief, fear, conflict, difficult relationships, financial difficulties or emotional health issues to name a few? How resilient is your staff in overcoming or dealing with their difficulties? How are the problems impacting your bottom line?

Learning & training in your organization

As I meet people today the number one challenge I see is that change is happening faster than ever before. I don't know if you are like me but I can’t tell you how many times I get off task because something presumably more urgent surfaces. I don't think I am alone on this one. I meet with leaders in the workplace and see the multiple roles they must play to get the job done. They have their office phone to take incoming calls. They have their cell phones to receive the more urgent calls. They have instant messaging and texting to receive the ubber urgent requests. As an observer in this fast paced workplace world, people cope as if they are living in a triage ward.

Demonstrating “Heart” in your Business

A business with “heart” is a business that has loyal employees AND loyal customers. This combination equals profits and sustainability. So, what is this “heart” and how do you demonstrate this to others? How do people know that you are a heart-based business, so that they will come to you and be loyal to you?

Forgiveness for teens and in the workplace

The opportunity to impact the lives and hearts of teenagers at an anti- bullying day along with numerous other volunteers in a local high school was amazing. Watching the students file into the auditorium, for opening exercises, one could sense the pain and deep needs throughout the group.

Creating Wellness - A Personal Journey to Fulfillment

Creating Wellness is all about the choices we make in our day to day living. Rather than being a destination, wellness is a journey which we can choose to be on! It is a path which calls for great awareness, diligence and discipline, and once taken, it yields valuable returns in the form of increased energy levels and vitality, more clarity of thought, enhanced feelings of wellbeing and even spiritual freedom! Yet my observation over the past 2 decades of working with individuals is that we do not necessarily choose the path of wellness despite all of these benefits.

Creating Wellness In Aging

Wellness is both a state of mind and a body experience. Where you place the emphasis is up to you. Our actual age and the feeling of ‘what age you are’ is less relevant than the quality of the life you are living. With increasing longevity we are experiencing issues that occurred less frequently in the past. Back in 1900 when the lifespan averaged 47 years of age, the issue of ‘old age’ and ‘dementias’ had little impact on most families. We now boast an average lifespan of 80 years with the additional years all being in the advanced portion of the process! This wonderful extension of life has allowed us to develop wisdom and enjoy many generations of our family, but also created a potential flip side of new learning and challenges.

Conflict Survey

Do Your Conflict Management Practices Measure Up?

Submitted By WSN Member: Michelle Phaneuf

We need your help to complete our survey on conflict managment practices in business organizations. 

Businesses put significant focus on productivity and efficiency gains, yet the cost of conflict in the workplace, is rarely, if ever, measured or considered. Why not? Does the fear, discomfort or denial associated with unresolved conflict prevent businesses from assessing the impact it has on their bottom line?

In conjunction with HRIA, and as a member of Cooperative Solutions Group we are presenting a short survey that will assist in analysing and benchmarking conflict management practices. This survey measures the cost of conflict and is designed to help professionals understand what practices should be put into place to help them manage conflict effectively.

This self assessment tool will

1.      Survey conflict management strategies.
2.      Provide a simple approach to measuring the ‘cost of conflict’.
 
Respondents will gain an understanding of how their conflict management practices measure up, so that they may more effectively be champions of best practices in conflict management. The survey is expected to take less than 10 minutes to complete, individual results and responses will be confidential. Results will be compiled, summarized and reported to willing participants in October. Details in this report will allow respondents to observe and ‘benchmark’ where they fit into the spectrum.
 
We require as many respondents as possible to delivery good results.  
Please complete the survey at feedback.clientinsight.ca/coopsol
 
or
 for HRIA members at http://www.hria.ca
Learning from a legend

Learning From a Legend/ Knowledge Transfer Matters

Here is an article I wrote about my mother who is a legend in the Wine and Beer Making industry in Canada. I realized the importance of knowledge transfer when I had the opportunity to interview her regarding her journey as a small business owner. I hope this inspires you to invest your time to learn from someone who has impacted your life so you too can experience the magic.  Knowledge transfer matters in business and in life. 
Learning From a Legend
 

Have you ever been to a meeting where all the aspects of the event are seemingly looked after until the presenter starts talking? The audience is given great information but in no way is energized by the speaker experience. When this happens the rating of your event starts to drop. It has nothing to do with your planning and everything to do with matching the needs of the audience to the live presentation. Welcome to reality tv speaker style.

Today people want something more from presentations. They want to see themselves in the information and examples being shared. The more connected the speaker is to the audiences the more 5 star ratings they will get. How do you make the magic happen? Here are 5 things you can do to match the right speaker to the right audience.

 1) Ask and You Shall Receive

Make sure you understand what the companies like and don’t like before you go to select a speaker.  I just met a conference organizer who shared how the last conference they planned was built around a strict business theme. In the end he said the event sucked the life out of their attendees. Not the outcome they were looking for. This year they are clear that they want an educational focus mixed with inspiration...edutainment. When people are able to determine their needs clearly, it allows planners to capture the essence of what their clients want. The more thumbs up the better life gets!

 2) Use a Guide to Screen Speakers

Systems are everything today.  At the Workplace Speaker Network we created a guide to help event organizers and planners standardize the speaker screening process. Conference committees or organizers may change up annually. Having a consistent screening process they can use to replicate their success matters.

 3) Preview Speakers via Video

The best way to screen a speaker if you cannot see them present live, is to view their performance via video.  With you tube being the second largest search engine in the world today, leverage it to your advantage. If you are part of the decision making process, use video to screen multiple speakers and showcase your top 3 picks. It welcomes your clients to feel good about their speaker investment and places the final stamp of approval into their hands. They know their audience best.

 4) Ask About Audience Engagement

Ask the speaker what kind of tools or ways they drive participation or buy in from the audience. In the age of reality everything, people want to see themselves in the talk. They want to feel like they are being heard. The more presenters use interactive tools like Joinspeaker.com to invite people to ask questions from their phones, the higher value they feel they are getting. Our capacity to create a high level of social engagement not only leverages our relationships but also becomes a crucial component of event success.

5) Many Eyes Make Light Work

The best way to know exactly what everyone wants is to ensure you involve all stakeholders in the process. Ask who the stakeholders are and their needs/requests.  The more you know who is invested in the event, the better event you will create for all. The more we work from a framework of connect, communicate, and collaborate the more effective we all become in the process. 

 In the end, it is not what you think that matters. What matters is that the audience feels they got their time or monies worth! 

Denise Baril, Founder
Workplace Speaker Network
Making Connecting Easy!

Study on The Obstacles of Knowledge Transfer in Organizations

We would like to invite all of you to participate in our study exploring how knowledge is distributed in the workplace and how this knowledge helps people when working together in a team, department, or organization. This study also explores the obstacles that prevent the proper distribution of knowledge in organizations. This will only take 30 minutes of your time by completing a short survey! Please answer all questions regarding your current or past work team in your current or past organizations.
 
If you have any questions about this survey, please contact:
christine.gockel@unifr.ch or
jamie.demore@mcgill.ca

Your participation in this study is greatly appreciated! 
Please click on the link below to begin the survey: http://www.unipark.de/uc/teams/

6 Tips to Staying in E-Touch To Build Relationships

Today connecting with people on their terms is everything. Whether you are trying to get people to attend your training events or you are wanting to create new business opportunities, staying in touch matters. As a user and business partner of Constant Contact, I thought I would share with you some tips to help you get noticed and amplify your impact. 

Tip#1: People Are Busy and Need Reminders

I have planned a few events over the past few years and after seeing a decline in attendance I wondered why people didn't show up. I made a few calls and discovered a trend happening. People are busy and screen 
emails in the moment. In my discussions with my client community I found out that although people are interested in events and my communications, they do not necessarily respond the first time an email is posted. People shared that they would like reminders of events that are planned so they do not miss them in the future. My fear of imposing on people by sending out more than one email was in my head, not theirs. If this is a trend in your business, ask people for feedback, and you too can use this secret to improve your attendance or open rates. 

Tip#2: Use Data to Help Improve Readership 

Constant Contact allows many forms of tracking to identify patterns you can access in your mailing lists.  With traditional mail, you send out an 
email and think that all who you send it to open it, right? The fact is, many emails go unread. Many business owners or corporate leaders today do not use tools that will allow them to know who is opening their 
emails and who is not. This can have a huge impact on the investment in projects and events you organize. You put a lot of effort into serving your business network so it makes sense that you want to know who is engaged and who isn't.  

What's The value of data?
Research in effective use of email marketing is valuable. If you know who is opening the emails you may be able to assess those who are more invested in a project or program you are running. If you know who is not opening your emails you can begin to find out why. Did your message get to them or did it get filed in junk mail? Do they not open your emails when out of town or traveling for business? Did they feel it didn't apply to them? Was you email clear enough to get a response?

By knowing who is opening what emails, it may help identify where gaps in communication may be taking place in your business. With email comes misunderstanding. Do not assume people do not want or need your information. Follow up and ask the right questions and find easy solutions to get more people engaged. 

Tip#3: Know That Timing is Everything 

Most people prepare emails and send whenever they are finished. It you want to get noticed, pay attention to when the majority of your list open the emails. It is first thing in the am? Is it on the weekend when they are free to read? By using email tracking systems, you can see patterns and respond to the needs of your audience more effectively. If you can increase your response rates by 10-20 % by simply sending it at the right time, you become more effective in your communications.

Tip# 4: Use Catchy Subject Lines 

When I get emails sent to me I often screen via the subject line. It an 
email says,"newsletter", I tend to not open right away because I have more urgent messages to read. Make the subject line a topic worth opening. If you have a team to share with regularly, let them know that all emails coming from you reading "must read" or "business updates" in subject line is a priority to open that day. Think about how you screen your emails and notice what catches your attention so you can use it to get results.  

Tip#5: Make Content Relevant and Scan-Able

People get so many e communications they get tired of long winded not relevant material. Be precise, use point form if possible and add links to direct people to article and projects they can read more about if interested. Most people are busy and scan for what is of value. Make your communication easily scan-able and get more traction. 

Tip#6: Create a Custom Template to Use in Business

Branding is critical to stay in the mind set of people you serve. Make sure your branding and e communications are representing your company messaging at all times. Marketing Matters Canada now offers a free branding template to new user of e-services registered through us. Making it easy for you to stay in the hearts and minds of your business community. 

To learn how you can use e-marketing tools to measure your email open rates or increase team e-gagement, contact us.

Denise Baril is the founder of The Workplace Speaker Network and owner of Marketing Matters Canada. To reach her or inquire about using 
e-tools in business: 

Denise Baril 
E mail: Denise@workplacespeakernetwork.com 
Phone: (403) 620-5010 
 

Play +Work = Profit$


The Power of Play!

When I think about being 6, I think about gymnastics in my backyard, barbies, and mud pies. 
I think about the bamboo fort, crawling through the pit next door playing hide and seek, and 
games started by chants of, “ My mother punched your mother in the nose...what color was the
blood?” It brings a smile to my face to recount these memories which I consider”the good old days”.
It was a time in life where I was able to live in the moment and time was for play. The only reason 
we stopped playing was because the mosquito's were biting. Read More 

Trends In Training/ WSN Network Luncheon's

Starting this fall, the Workplace Speaker Network (WSN) will be hosting a series to help share Trends in Training to keep organizations leading edge.  At our luncheon events you can:
  • Meet local experts/speakers that you can access for: lunch/learns, training, conferences, PD, fundraising, inspiration, etc.
  • See speakers/consultants/experts demo their training through "Speed Talks".
  • Meet industry leaders (corporate and non profit) who are interested in leveraging workplace training for engaging and retaining employees.
  • Join us as a corporate sponsor and get engaged as a leader in this learning community.
This luncheon series is designed for the following audience: 

Corporate or non profit organizations who plan training/education: 
  • HR Leaders who plan workplace training
  • Wellness/Benefits Managers
  • Occupational Health Nurses/Occupational Health and Safety
  • Executive Directors
  • CEO's and Executive Teams
  • Directors/Managers of CSR
  • Managers who Plan Team Training
  • Associations who use training to grow their communities.
  • Government leaders/agencies who support workplace learning
Questions? 
Let us know how we can help you! 

Denise Baril, Founder
Workplace Speaker Network
Making Connecting Easy!
(403) 620-5010 

Faith Wood: In The Next Great Speaker Race

3 Canadians in the Race to be The Next Great Speaker

May 2nd, 2012 Calgary, AB --- The eWomenNetwork.com announced yesterday the Top 10 finalists in the semi-finals for the North American Next Great Speaker contest and along with 2 other Canadians, Faith Wood from Airdrie has made the cut. 

“I’m thrilled to be given the chance to be stepping onto stage on July 12th as a semi-finalist and I wish I could thank everyone individually who voted for me.” said Faith Wood, Airdrie speaker and businesswoman when she got the news.

Along with the nine other contestants (check out the Top 10), Faith will have 3 minutes on July 12th, 2012 to WOW the judges who will cut the group down to three.  Then on July 14th, 2012, the final night of the four-day eWomenNetwork.com Annual International Conference, the last three contenders will have 6-minutes to Flash or Splash. The winner will walk away with the title of the North American Next Great Speaker and $100,000 prize package.

Judges for this event include Ken Kragen, manager for some of the world’s top entertainers including Lionel Richie & The Bee Gees; and creator and organizer of “We Are The World” and “Hands Across America” plus Lisa Nicols, best known for her participation in “The Secret” and Founder of Motivating the Masses.

Faith Wood is an accomplished speaker, entertainer, coach and trainer who brings sparkle, wit and inspiration to all her audiences. With the publication of The Graduating Bully and Taking Bullying by the Horns, Faith is a recognized expert on the 21st century’s version of bullying.  In addition she has written & published Fundraising on a Shoestring and Liar Liar (how to tell when someone’s lying).  Check out Faith at www.imind.ca or www.faithwood.com

AGING WORKERS TO EMBRACE ENCORE CAREERS

Analysts predict many opportunties
By Misty Harris, PostMedia News March 19/12

Alberta Families at Risk of Too Much Stress

Parkland Institute Research
February 17, 2012
Family Day on the Treadmill:
Alberta Families at risk of too much stress

In 1989 there was significant debate in Alberta’s legislature over the bill to create Family Day. Many believed it was important, at least symbolically, to recognize the need for families to spend more time together.  Since then, the challenges facing families nationally and here in Alberta have intensified. A look at leisure time, work hours, vacation and holidays, child care, and sense of belonging to communities paints a picture of families at risk of too much stress.

According to the Canadian Index of Wellbeing, Canadians are spending less time on social leisure. The average portion of total time that Canadians spent on the previous day on social leisure activities dropped from 15.2% in 1994 to 12.4% in 2008 for an overall decrease of 18.5% during the fifteen year period. 



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WSN Blog Publications
CALGARY’S GOING GOLD
“WhEn ZeaL & WisDom maRRy”
What does TRUST have to do with Collaboration?
Five Ways to Increase Accountability
Leadership Presence - Why you need it and how to get it.
Are you causing your own stress? 5 indicators that you are!
5 leadership lessons tracking an elephant
Lose your job? 10 things you shouldn't do!
What you Need to Know about Coaching
The Next Wave is Coming - Is your surf board Ready?
The Hope Brigade: A NEW Corporate Movement...
Human Capital OR Human Treasury?
Need to Read Your Email Faster?
Structuring Training in the Workplace for Millennials
HOW TO RELIEVE HOLIDAY STRESS
The Art of Leadership – Lessons from the world of business, sport and beyond.
Do you EXCITE your team?
Managing change as a strategic imperative – Dr. George Ayee
Inspiration Canada - What Inspires You To Take Action? 3 Secrets To Creating Magical Business Relationships
The #1 Threat to Your Organization: A Silo Mentality
Discrimination In the Workplace - Does it Get Much Worse?
Human Capital Crisis: Are you prepared?
Dynamo puts unique spin on networking - Calgary Herald
Y is the Gap so Great?
Why the Oil Patch Needs Emotional Intelligence
Help Yourself, Help Others
Life Lessons from in the Blueberry Patch: Nature’s Metaphor for Abundant Living
HR’s role in increasing Productivity
The OGM (formerly, The Oil and Gas Magazine) and the Workplace Speaker Network (WSN) Aligning to Match Oil and Gas Training Needs!
Reality TV or Reality on Stage What’s the Rage?
How Meeker’s ‘Internet Trends 2013′ Became the Mos
Workplace Stress Management
WSN Trends in Training event on the topic of: Corporate Social Responsibility
Is Canadian Politeness a Threat to Workplace Innovation?
What is the emotional wellness status in your organization?
Learning & training in your organization
Demonstrating “Heart” in your Business
Forgiveness for teens and in the workplace
Creating Wellness - A Personal Journey to Fulfillment
Creating Wellness In Aging
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