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

Does your career feel like it's 6 feet under?

I came across a recent article about Career Day at Concord High School in Staten Island. Their visitors included a firefighter, postal workers, an engineer, as well as Matthew Scamardella – a third generation funeral director. Mr. Scamardella is very dapper man with a brochure titled “Searching for a career that’s 6 feet above the

How do you choose your next gig?

If you’re Bonnie Hunt, the answer is “Yes”, that is how you choose your new gig. At this point, you may be asking; "Who on earth is Bonnie Hunt, and what is she saying ‘yes’ to?". Bonnie is the actress who played the concerned sister in Jerry Maguire, as well as the unbelievably patient mom

The vacation results are in

We had a tremendous response to last week’s email onvacations. The winner of our “Tell Us Your VacationStory” contest is Pam Soltesz. She has won acopy of “Unforgettable things to do before you die” byWatkins & Jones. Here is her story: A couple of years ago, my husband and I decided totake a TWO WEEK

Would you like to take a vacation?

It’s that time of year again, when we start getting our bags packed for our summer trip to Europe. Ten glorious days on a ship, followed by a two-month vacation in France, and then, (sigh), I awake from my dream. I am back in the year 2006, but at least I was right about one