Tag: professional development
BC Business Valerie McTavish| August 6, 2012
The ideal job candidate is probably already working for you, so it pays for
companies big and small to develop talent within.
A full-colour projected image of Mickey Mouse is the first thing a
visitor sees when stepping off the elevator at the offices of Disney
Interactive Studios in Kelowna before being greeted by … Read More »
The Leader’s most critical role.
According to Statistics Canada, the Canadian economy produces an average of 100,000 new small businesses each year. A small business is defined as one with 5-100 employees. Stats Can also reports that 85,000 small businesses fail each year. That’s a pretty significant attrition rate. And as almost half of all … Read More »
You may think you’re getting more accomplished by working longer hours. You’re probably wrong.
There’s been a flurry of recent coverage praising Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, for leaving the office every day at 5:30 p.m. to be with her kids. Apparently she’s been doing this for years, but only recently “came … Read More »
Forget good to great. Here’s what makes a great employee remarkable.
Great employees are reliable, dependable, proactive, diligent, great leaders and great followers… they possess a wide range of easily-defined—but hard to find—qualities.
A few hit the next level. Some employees are remarkable, possessing qualities that may not appear on performance appraisals but nonetheless make a … Read More »
The last thing we need are more meetings, but having a company-wide gathering will allow you to make sure that everyone is marching toward the same goals.
I admit it, all-hands meetings are a tough one, especially if you’ve got a larger small business. At my company, VerticalResponse, we were once split between two floors in … Read More »