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Deliberate Leadership

May 27, 2015 |

By Ken Keis. Deliberate Leadership is about being self-aware enough that you can be purposefully wise, diplomatic, and intentional with competence. It is about embracing the values (and behaviours) of accountability, reliability, and responsibility. Admittedly, there are hundreds of other definitions of leadership; they all vary somewhat in orientation, but most imply that the leadership process contains the element of influence, which is situational, in constant flux, and could be directed towards individuals, teams or organizations – all with the intent of achieving success. Deliberate Leaders lead by personally modelling the…

Career Challenge Reveals Canadians Need and Want Support Finding Career Satisfaction [INFOGRAPHIC]

May 6, 2015 |

Today, the Canadian Council for Career Development (CCCD) released their findings for the Career Development Challenge. CCCD found that while participants are eager to be satisfied in their careers, they aren’t sure how to access information and resources that could help them. Career development professionals are well positioned to bridge that gap to ensure Canadians are happy, engaged and fulfilled at any stage of their careers. Nearly four thousand participants took part in the Challenge which was launched in November during Canada Career Week. The interactive quiz was a free,…

Health: Is Your Lifestyle Killing You?

May 6, 2015 |

By Ken Keis. Health care is quickly becoming the number one concern in the Western world. People are now looking at the quality of their life as equal to, or more important, than the length of their life. How are you treating your body? Today our life expectancy is higher than ever; the average lifespan for men and women exceeds 70 years. As the baby boomers reach retirement age, they are expecting an active lifestyle — not the past stereo-typical “doing nothing” view of retirement. In fact, most want the option of…

Beyond the Career Myth: Career Crafting the Decade After High School

May 5, 2015 |

Despite the rhetoric that today’s young people have been pampered, the reality is that they are confronted with more challenges than previous generations as they make the school-to-work transition. Lengthy stints in training institutions. Student debt that takes years to pay off. An enigmatic labour market. Having to put marriage and family on hold.  Endless sorting through an overwhelming number of options to find a viable career fit. Further complicating the process is the expectation that young people’s careers should follow a linear, predictable route from high school to post-secondary…

Mental Health Week

May 4, 2015 |

Every year, one in five Canadians experience issues related to mental health or addiction. May 4-10, 2015 – Mental Health Week CMHA’s Mental Health Week is an annual national event that takes place during the first week in May to encourage people from all walks of life to learn, talk, reflect and engage with others on all issues relating to mental health. Host your own Mental Health Fundraiser. Use this toolkit of materials to help promote CMHA’s 64th annual Mental Health Week. There are also four different factsheets that highlight this…