September is Disability Employment Month: A Case Study in Shared Opportunity

The first question people ask in social situations is, “What is your name?” The next question is, “What do you do?” Too many British Columbians with disabilities do not have a good answer to the second question. Of Disabilities and...

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HR LeadersTalk with Kim Toews: “Be Bold, Be Curious”

Kim Toews took on her current role as executive vice-president of HR for HSBC Canada in 2017. Prior to this she held a range of roles both in Canada and globally with HSBC. HSBC is the leading international bank...

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Being Real in a “Reality” World

Today we read a lot about “reality stars”—the Kardashians, the “Real Housewives” of various locales and others come to mind. The problem is that these “reality stars” are not actually being real. Rather, they are leading lives tailored to...

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HR LeadersTalk: Leading the Mental Health Conversation at Work

There may be no tougher—or more worthwhile—discussion for a leader to initiate in the workplace. Destination Mental Health As CEO of Destination BC, a crown corporation that promotes British Columbia as a tourist destination, Marsha Walden knows how hard it is...

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Readers Make Healthy Leaders

At a time when information is available to us 24/7 in Twitter-esque increments, taking the time to read an entire book is becoming increasingly rare. However, reading—versus just gathering information in bits—stretches our mental capacity, improves our health and...

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Whole-Life Leadership: Self, Others, All

What does it mean to lead from any level? Through our interaction with people, we help to raise people up. We instill a sense of confidence and create leaders who are confident and ready to inspire others. Whether I am facilitating...

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HR LeadersTalk: Donna Wilson Strives for HR Gold

Donna Wilson has held executive level positions since 2001 in both the public and private sectors. Having always given her best, she also served on the Olympics Organizing Committee. Most recently, she transitioned into a new role as vice...

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The Power (and Responsibility) of Leadership Level Listening

Hemingway once said, "When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen." Unfortunately, it is hard to disagree that truly listening to people is a lost art form. Too often, we are moving onto the next meeting, distracted by our...

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