Are you feeling lost?

I remember a time when I was young – it was my first time taking the bus, and I was supposed to meet my parents and some family friends at a specific time and place. I can’t remember all the details, but instead of getting on the red bus, I got on the green bus

You're fired!

I guess it’s true that headlines will get your attention! I am sure that is not something you would wish to experience, however, in this day and age, it happens on a regular basis. This is the start of the fall TV line-up. There are all kinds of new shows trying to make it, and

Is your career worth dying for?

This past Monday, Steve Irwin (a.k.a. The Crocodile Hunter) died. He was doing some filming for a new television series that he was working on when he received a deadly blow to his heart from a stingray (I have dived in Australia, and, having seen one myself, I can tell you that the stingray is

The tipping point of your career

You may have heard of the book The Tipping Point, written by Malcolm Gladwell. It has been recommended as one of the 10 most important business books of the 1990s, and the author is a Canadian to boot. His premise for the book is this; at some point, certain businesses or trends take off. Think

Body language and job interviews

I have arrived back home safely from my trip out west. We flew as a family on August 16 – if you have been reading the news lately, that was supposedly the day when 12 airplanes were going to be blown out of the sky with IPODs and a tonic mixture that wasn’t meant for

Becoming an Expert Part 2

In last week’s WORKout we discussed the role of time in becoming an expert at what you do. The second important piece of this discussion is motivation. According to Wikipedia (the biggest multilingual free-content encyclopedia on the Internet), motivation refers to the "initiation, direction, intensity and persistence of behavior". It is the encouragement to do

How do you become an expert in your career?

If you have been through a Tim Horton’s drive-thru, you know that you can get a meal or coffee that is decent in two minutes or less, at a price that won’t break the bank. It is not quite the same when you go to a restaurant like Canoe. For those of you not familiar

Monopoly and the evolution principle

Monopoly is a game that most of you are familiar with. My children, from the time they turned 5, have enjoyed playing and have learned how to beat my wife and I on a consistent basis! The game offers us a glimpse of what life is really like – asset management, cash flow, unforeseen elements

Paul Newman's ingredients for success

Paul Newman – actor, race car driver, and seller of sauces! I have always admired his ability to be true to himself while being involved with so many interesting and diverse projects. His passion for racing began in 1969, while working on the film "Winning". In this film, Paul played the role of a rising

Lessons from a soccer match

I was a bit surprised, to be frank, to see how much World Cup soccer has really taken off in North America. For years, only a select group of people have been following this sport over on our side of the pond. Yet, did my eyes deceive me, or did I really see flags hanging