Becoming a Great Leader

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It’s not a faith in technology. It’s faith in people. — Steve Jobs Some lucky people are born with the right traits and personalities to be natural leaders. Their very behaviour and actions inspire others. But they’re few and far between. The rest of us need to learn how to lead teams successfully and have […]

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Getting in the Game

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“I absolutely believe that people, unless coached, never reach their maximum potential.” – Bob Nardelli CEO, Home Depot If you want help planning your financial future, you ask an accountant, your bank or a financial planner.  If you’re planning to renovate your house, you seek the advice of an experienced contractor.  If you’re planning an […]

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When the Interviewer is Younger than Your Own Kids

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If you’re a working KAA-Boomer (born between 1946 and 1964), you may have noticed that the people who are making significant business decisions are getting younger and younger. Many older job seekers now regularly find themselves being interviewed by recruiters or managers who are 20 years younger than they are – often the same age […]

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Why it’s Importation to Brush Up Your Tech Talk

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While most older workers – especially the KAA-Boomer generation — have done an admirable job of embracing emerging technologies, replacing their VCRs for PVRs, their cell phones with the latest smartphones, and their PDAs with tablets, many have not. And that can be a problem in a workforce where the second largest generation in history […]

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Using LinkedIN to Boost Your Job Hunting Profile

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Gone are the days when job seekers simply searched the want ads in local and national newspapers and then typed up cover letters and resumes and popped them in the post.  Today’s job hunt requires some technical savvy – and an understanding of the pivotal role social media plays. Facebook – Keep it Closed!   […]

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Trashing Trash Talk: Foster a Positive Self Image

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Those of us over the age of 45 face many negative societal stereotypes – we’re “past it,” not as creative, as productive, as energetic, as adaptable or technically proficient as our younger counterparts. These are completely unfounded . It seems North American culture views” older” people as less attractive and less advantageous – as opposed […]

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How boomers can enjoy freedom without retiring

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Baby boomers aren’t going anywhere anytime soon! A recent Harris/Decima poll found that 69% of Canadians plan to continue working after retirement age — some by financial necessity, but most by choice. Most baby boomers like to work and consider their professional accomplishments the defining factor of their lives. However, as they approach retirement, they […]

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Market your transferrable skills and land the job you want

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Whether you’re 20 or 60, looking for a new job can be intimidating and ego-deflating. You may think, “I’ve done the same job for 15 years…I can’t do anything else” or “I’ve been a stay-at-home mom. I don’t have any work skills.” Or even, “I’ve been in a blue-collar job since my 20s…I don’t have […]

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Baby Boomers: Don’t Let Appearance Stand in Your Way!

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Ageism in the workplace exists. If you’re a baby boomer and you’ve had to job hunt, you’ve probably experienced it. There are many misconceptions around older workers but the reality is that baby boomers are highly skilled in using new technologies, agile when it comes to a changing workplace, and more committed and engaged than […]

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