Category Archives: Management

Are You an Ambassador of Change?

This year has been an amazing year of wondrous adventure and challenges that have provided me with opportunities and learning potential. Over the last year I have successfully adjusted to a new role with my employer, successfully assisted in multiple … Continue reading

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What do you do as an HR Professional to add value to your role?

When was the last time you retreated to a peaceful place in your mind and asked, “What do you do as an HR Professional to add value to your role?” Is this a question you have asked yourself recently? If … Continue reading

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The Nemesis of Improvement is Complacency

If my years of experience have taught me anything it is that the nemesis of improvement is complacency. It’s that acceptance that whatever could be potentially improved won’t be because “that’s the way it has always been” or “that’s just … Continue reading

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Dufresne Furniture – Customer Service or Customer Obstruction?

The following is an account of my current experience with Dufresne Furniture in Winnipeg, Manitoba through the Ellice store location and call centre staff. It is a representation of my opinion and perceptions based on my experience. On September 09, 2012 … Continue reading

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Checking References – Don’t be annoying, be organized!

Recently I was contacted by someone to provide a reference for someone else. I was surprised to receive the call because I had not been informed that I was on someone’s list of references to begin with. A helpful tip … Continue reading

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Interviewing a Candidate

Do some of the interviews in your organization remind you of a skit from the famed comedy group Monty Python? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjBfatgVlfI&feature=player_embedded I hope not, but I have in my experience seen some interviews unfold that were obviously very disorganized. I … Continue reading

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Stephen Covey – Thank you.

I was 18 years old when I entered my first supervisory position at a restaurant in Winnipeg.  I had worked hard to master the many aspects of working in a kitchen and was often left performing various aspects of inventory … Continue reading

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