Boost Your Brain: The Brain Science Secrets of Motivation, Productivity & Peak Performance

Dr. Brynn Winegard is not your conventional neuroscience speaker. Whether keynoting—as she is for CPHR BC & Yukon at the upcoming HR Conference + Tradeshow in May 2018—or delivering a workshop, she engages her audiences on why we do...

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Paying Attention is More Important Than Thinking

By David Creelman Dr. Jordan Peterson, a leading Canadian psychologist, says, “Paying attention is more important than thinking.” For a person who makes their living thinking, it’s an odd thing to say. However, it immediately brings to mind the work...

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New School Performance Process Design: Opportunities and Cautions

By Kyla Nicholson and Vincent Chow Well known companies such as Microsoft, Motorola, Gap, Expedia and GE have made, or are in the process of making, the move away from rating past performance and toward more frequent, meaningful conversations aimed...

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Diversity and Chemical Conversations

By Jody Kennett As a leader or colleague working with a diverse group of people, do you know what chemicals your conversations are producing? Yes, every interaction you have with someone in your company is producing a cocktail of chemicals. The...

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Moving Beyond the Annual Review

By Jennifer Gerves-Keen What motivates change? How about two million hours? That’s an enormous amount of time… and money. Time for a Change of Track? When Deloitte realized that their firm was spending two million hours a year on filling in forms and...

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Empathy 101: Why are Soft-Skills so Hard?

By Isabelle St-Jean While neuroscience has had ripple effects across various fields of endeavour, one thing that has united them all is that we human beings are “wired to be social and empathetic.” Indeed, it is said that the brain...

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A Healthy ROI: Working Wonders with Wellness

By Ingrid Vaughan These days, few would argue the importance of employee engagement on a company’s bottom line. Where once “engagement” was a concept that didn’t even appear on an employer’s radar, then became arguably one of the most used...

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Empathy Underrated? Soft Skills Offer Solid Value

By Isabelle St-Jean In contrast to the ongoing conversation about technological advancement, the topic of empathy is turning up everywhere these days—in best-selling books, in surveys, and perhaps not surprisingly, at conferences exploring the future of the workplace. While an...

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