Create a Winning Corporate Culture (Hint: take a look at WestJet)

If you’re like us, you’ve been hearing a lot about how important corporate culture is to attracting and retaining top talent. It's worth paying attention to: did you know that misalignment with corporate culture is a key reason why...

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Failure to Empower Failure May Cause Failure

“In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.”– Eric Hoffer In this age of technology, organizations must deal not only with disruption and convergence,...

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HR LeadersTalk: Deborah Best Invested in Culture

By Drew Railton, CPHR Deborah Best, CPHR is vice president, head of human resources with Raymond James, Canada’s most successful independent investment firm—with a national footprint and managing $36 billion on behalf of Canadian families throughout its 120 branches. Based...

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The Yogurt Principle in Leadership

By Doug Turner Mahatma Ghandi has often been (inaccurately) quoted as having said, ”Be the change you want to see in this world.” This is actually a paraphrase of what he actually said but the message is accurate. This follows very...

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Five Fundamental Traits of an HR Culture Catalyst

By Amelia Chan, CPHR Every organization has a personality or culture. Whether it is intentional or not, the employees have a way of doing things which ultimately defines the organization—it is how “we roll.” What is interesting about modern management practice...

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Of Toxic Workplaces and Turning Points

By Ingrid Vaughan A toxic workplace is more like a slow drip than a burst pipe and doesn’t develop overnight. The condition is not typically highlighted by a major event or situation, but more subtly defined by a gradual decline...

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Steve Cadigan: The ROI of Culture-Building

Steve Cadigan is founder of Cadigan Talent Ventures LLC and co-founder of Silicon Valley’s ISDI Digital University—formed in 2017 to help address the growing digital divide. Steve advises fast-growth tech companies like Twitter, Google, Eventbrite, GoPro and some of...

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Experience Required? Of Generations, Culture and Resilience

By Benedicte Flouriot They have been called self-absorbed and entitled. They have been dubbed job hoppers and lacking work ethic. More than a few times, they have simply been called “the worst generation.” That said, older generations have always stereotyped and...

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