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Jul

Inclusion Sold Separately

Article by Tru Pettigrew I remember as a child, some of the best gifts that I got for Christmas always seemed to require batteries. I also remember how quickly I learned to dislike the phrase “batteries sold separately”. There were numerous occasions when my mom or one of my older brothers or sisters would have to run out and get batteries in order for…

24 Jul 2014
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13
May

Talent Management Alliance Inclusion Summit

Talent Management Alliance (TMA), today shared additional details about its upcoming 2014 Inclusion Summit. The summit will be held at the Westin Buckhead in Atlanta, from September 22nd-23rd, 2014. Last year the event attracted over 100 Diversity & Inclusion executives and this year it is expected to attract more. The 2014 Inclusion Summit will feature practitioners and thought leaders sharing case studies, best practices…

16
Apr

Building Culture

In an interview with Norm Sabapathy, Executive Vice President of People for The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited we discuss culture as a management discipline and how it can be architected to affect organizational behaviour. Norm will be a session presenter on Day 2 of the Canadian Talent Management Summit May 5th and 6th, 2014. Below is the Original Article from ARCHYTECT™ A Feature Post for the 4th Annual Canadian Talent Management…

Does Diversity Breed Peace?

“Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the presence of justice”. I remember hearing this quote for the first time and thinking about how much sense it made to me after really processing those words. There are plenty of people who have acknowledged being at peace by knowing that they were “fighting” for the right thing. The flip side of that is true…

05 Aug 2013
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Why Multicultural Millennials Need to Embrace Generational & Cultural Diversity

by Tru Pettigrew We all know the statistics of how diverse the millennial generation is. This generation is known for its cultural curiosity, racial and ethnic diversity and multicultural mindset. I am very encouraged when I see the way things are heading with the level of acceptance and inclusion among the millennial generation. I imagine that we can only expect things to get better…

24 Jun 2013
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When in Rome… Embrace the Culture & Share Some of Yours

by Tru Pettigrew Okay, so I switched up the saying a little. For those who are familiar, the original phrase is “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”. Over the years, the phrase has been shortened to simply “When in Rome”. The intended communication of this commonly used phrase is to conform to the ways of wherever it is that you are. This…

04 Jun 2013
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The Five Drivers of Happiness at Work

By JESSICA PRYCE-JONES Source: The Source Original Article I am in a wood-paneled boardroom of a large multinational waiting to make a pitch. My stomach lurches as I anticipate having to use the “H” word to the CEO. It just feels too “new-agey” to associate with the hard-numbered world of business. “We’re here to talk about happiness. Happiness at work.” The words sound so…

21 Oct 2011
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Do Happier People Work Harder?

Article Summary Employee engagement may seem like a frill in a downturn economy. But it can make a big difference in a company’s survival. In a 2010 study, James K. Harter and colleagues found that lower job satisfaction foreshadowed poorer bottom-line performance. Gallup estimates the cost of America’s disengagement crisis at a staggering $300 billion in lost productivity annually. When people don’t care about…

20 Sep 2011
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Four Things Leaders Can Do To Reduce Team Conflicts

Article Summary Studies of workplace behaviors reveal some startling statistics with regard to the impact that conflict has on business performance. One study indicates that two out of three employee performance problems can be traced to unresolved interpersonal conflicts. Another study estimates that the average manager spends something like forty percent of their time addressing workplace conflicts. Guy Harris also makes an interesting correlation…

09 Sep 2011
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