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T.O.T.E. Your Way to Greater Success!

January 24, 2020 |
T.O.T.E. Test Operate Test Exit for success

Did you know that Thomas Edison’s most famous creation went through several thousand changes before it worked to his satisfaction? That’s right. His goal: To create an incandescent lightbulb that worked perfectly. His strategy: He demonstrated great perseverance in order to reach his goal. He saw each failed attempt as a lesson learned as he cultivated new insights into how to change the lightbulb in order to manifest the desired outcome. In fact, Thomas Edison used the T.O.T.E. Model to produce a functional lightbulb. The T.O.T.E Model is a powerful…

The Most Important Soft Skill?

October 4, 2019 |

By Cathy Milton. I recently had an unpleasant experience with a service provider (not a career professional), and it caused me to reflect on the myriad of soft skills that people who deliver customer service have to possess in order to do the job really well. That reflection led to me to wonder what career professionals consider to be the most important soft skill in their roles. So, I asked a few. Donna Norcott Empathy, in my opinion, is the most important soft skill we have in our toolboxes as…

6 Tips for Effectively Managing a Small Business with AI

September 27, 2019 |

By Kamy Anderson, guest contributor. Artificial intelligence is everywhere. A recent global consumer survey has shown that while 33% of consumers think they use AI tech, the actual number is much higher. Currently, around 77% of people use popular AI-enabled devices and services whether they’re aware of that or not. The same goes for businesses. Modern-day entrepreneurs falsely believe that AI-driven business technology cannot be afforded at the small to medium-sized business (SMB) level. They associate machine intelligence with mega-brands such as Apple or Google, failing to realize that AI has…

10 Strategies to Future-Proof Yourself as a Career Professional

September 20, 2019 |

By Maureen McCann. Career professionals are career advocates. We believe in the power of career development. We educate clients about what’s happening in the labour market. But what about our own professional development? We are often so busy helping others, who among us is making our own career development a priority? How can we future-proof our own careers in a constantly changing world of work? Here are a few ways I am working to future-proof my career and some suggestions on how you might do the same. Volunteer and engage with…

Self-Reflection and Self-Discovery in a Career Practice

September 13, 2019 |

By Donna Norcott. I don’t know if this is something unique to me, but even though I don’t have children, I love the back-to-school season! The colourful binders, notebooks, and new pens and pencils inspire my creativity and I look forward to “sweater weather” as being an ideal time to reflect, reorganize, and turn a fresh, new page for a season of setting (and re-setting) goals! This is the time of year when I conduct a holistic assessment of myself, my career path, and my private practice. I take a hard…

5 Keys to Excellence for Your Career and Life

September 6, 2019 |
Careerpreneurial strategies for success

By Skye Berry-Burke. The other day, while visiting my child’s pediatrician, I saw an article about the “8 Keys of Excellence” for making great kids greater. Five of these “keys” were immediately etched in my mind and I continued to think about how these principles for achieving excellence apply to all of us – young and old, career pros and our clients. As a new school year approaches, many people – whether they are students or not – view this time as an opportunity to focus on professional and personal…