talent shortage

Where have all the wanna-be leaders gone?

An employee survey by Randstad (results of which were published in the Globe and Mail earlier this week) claim that 51% of respondents say they’d rather NOT become a manager in their workplace.  Main reason for avoiding the big promotion… “skyrocketing” stress levels and more paperwork.  Eeps.  Looks like the leadership funnel is a little …

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Hey, all you screamers out there…this post’s for you.

Recently I’ve been ranting with friends about leaders who are under the delusion that screaming at their staff is an effective management technique.  Now, to be clear… I’m not talking about dramatic emphasis that may involve raised voices to press a point to the troupes.  Personally, I’ve always been a believer that a well timed …

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Generational differences or poor management?

This past month our PowerRoundtable event featured a discussion on all the “generational” buzz that’s going on in the workplace.  My executive panelists Razor Suleman (I Love Rewards), Naomi Shaw (Scotiabank) and Sarah Nisbeth (Young & Rubicam) dove into the discussion on what leading multiple generations in the workplace is all about. Personally, I’m beginning to think …

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