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Why every worker needs to construct a backup plan

In popular culture, we love the backup boyfriend.<p>You know the type: the romantic interest waiting in the wings, leaving the audience to wonder which guy our beloved protagonist will choose. Will it be the obvious match or the unexpected one?<p>So what about backup careers? Many of us secretly harbour …

My subordinate tattles on me. Is this a millennial thing?

<b>DEAR GOVERNESS</b><p>A young subordinate went over my head to complain after we disagreed on a work issue. This is the second time she's tattled on me despite my telling her to deal with me directly. Is this a millennial thing?<p>—Carol M., Ottawa<p><b>Dear Carol</b><p>Sort of. Loyalty isn't a given for Generation Y, or …

The Workplace

Welcome to the jungle: The definitive oral history of ’80s metal

Mötley Crüe, Slash, Lita Ford, Dokken and more share the wildest stories from the heyday of L.A.’s Sunset Strip<p>While the New Wave of British Heavy Metal was taking over the club scene in the UK and Europe, a batch of bands in and around Los Angeles — triggered by a love for KISS, Van Halen, and …

Netflix rearms for a Canadian onslaught

Netflix Inc. may have won the initial battle for online viewers in Canada, but the company's chief executive officer says it must now survive an onslaught from the country's traditional television companies who are scrambling to get their own video-streaming products to market.<p>Reed Hastings said …

Televisions

Develop a strategic plan to plot your success

How effective you are as a leader depends on how well you can influence your team to follow your direction to achieve a specific goal. But when an organization lacks a clearly defined set of directions issued by those at the top – a strategic plan – its success is at risk.<p>A thoughtful strategic …