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Change or Die!

Well if that doesn’t catch your attention, I am not sure what will. Recently,a study was done by Dr Edward Miller, the CEO of a very well respected medical institution in the United States, Johns Hopkins Center. Each year, over 600,000 people undergo bypass surgery to deal with heart related issues, costing on average $100,000

Great Careers Happen By Design!

“Great Careers Happen By Design”. This slogan came to me after I saw an ad in a design magazine that said “Great houses happen by design”. I happen to know this first hand after my wife and I worked with a very well known architect, Richard Limmert, whose work we admired. Limmert developed a new

When Not to Follow the Rules!

A few weeks ago I was sitting in my office on the 22nd floor, in Toronto when there was a fire alarm. Shortly after the alarm began there was an announcement saying that they were investigating the alarm however, we were to stay in our offices until they had more time to find out the

Were You Drafted in the First Round?

When I was young we used to play hockey on the street (that was before they outlawed it!) yes if you can believe it they have tried and in some cases been successful in outlawing street hockey. That is another story altogether. So we all lined up on the street, tallest to shortest, choose two

Is Your Career Going Downhill?

You may not have heard of him, however, you may have heard of the athlete that he coached to the first ever Olympic gold medal for snowboarding. The athlete was Ross Rebagliati and the coach was Tim Griffin This past weekend, Tim graduated from medical school and was president of his graduating class. Tim grew

Do You Need A Career Autopsy

Autopsy is not a word that slips out of our mouths that easily in today’s world for a variety of reasons, most likely because we don’t really want to think that someday we are going to die. Autopsy’s really came into vogue (if you can say that) in 1761 with a scientific paper published by

20 Career Lessons From Those Under 20

I thought this week that I would share with you a program that you may or may not be aware we are a part of. The program is Top 20 Under 20, a national program that recognizes Canada’s most innovative contributors to our society who also happen to be under the age of 20.I was

Are You Too Old For a Change?

“Wanted, CEO of Not For Profit group, offices in all major cities towns and regions of the world. Workforce of 3 million, annual budget of 2 billion. Serving over 1 billion clients per year. Dealing with worldwide geopolitical events, you will need good stamina, much travel and meetings involved.”Can you imagine what you would need

10 Coolest Jobs

A recent survey produced by AOL and Salary.com was conducted to gage people’s attitudes towards the sex appeal vs. the financial prospects in career choices and survey says these are the 10 Coolest jobs:1. Firefighter2. Flight attendants3. CEO4. Reporter5. Interior Designer6. Event Planner7. Nurse8. Teacher9. Doctor10. Lawyer To be frank, I was surprised how common

Career Assessment Tools

If you have followed the Olympics the last few years you will have noticed a country far away with a limited amount of people winning lots of medals (no, not Canada). Australia came 4th in the world 17 Gold, 16 Silver, 16 Bronze. The US was number 1, and Canada came in 1 medal above