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How to Tell a Coworker They’re Annoying You

Whenever we’re working closely with other people, it’s easy for tensions to arise thanks to differences in personal styles and priorities. When they do, we have a choice: should we raise the issue, or keep quiet? Many of us bite our tongue, worrying that speaking up will harm an important …

Self Control

‘Emotional intelligence’ key for selection of public service employees

Woman using laptop in office corridor . (photo credit: ING IMAGE/ASAP)<p>Public service executives would be well advised to look for employees with high …

Emotional Intelligence

23 books Mark Zuckerberg thinks everyone should read

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a single mission: to connect people around the world.<p>It's one reason why he decided to launch a Facebook-based book club last year, with a reading list that focused on "different cultures, beliefs, histories, and technologies."<p>Although the birth of his daughter, …

Silicon Valley

8 of the Smartest Things You Can Do to Be Insanely Productive

Saying "no" to people gracefully is really, really important.<p><i>What are some productivity tips from various professions? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Patrick Mathieson, VC at Toba Capital,</b> …

User Stories

Theodore Roosevelt used this productivity trick to get more done in a couple hours than most people do in a day

Theodore Roosevelt, widely regarded by political scholars as one of the greatest American presidents, was also one of the most prolific.<p>Before becoming the country's youngest president at age 42 following President William McKinley's assassination in 1901, Roosevelt had already served as police …

Time Management

You Don’t Have to Be Type A to Be a Great Manager

The lens we use to evaluate managerial talent is usually that of the high-octane Type A leader (aggressive, impatient, high-stress); lower-volume Type B people (calm, patient, laid-back) tend to end up in lesser positions even when they’re extremely capable. There are two big problems with this. …

Management

26% of Ontario homeowners struggling to afford homes

An analysis of housing affordability — the first to factor in such things as daycare and transportation — estimates that some 26 per cent of Ontario …

What's The Difference Between A Manager And A Leader?

It is tough to manage people. You have to manage up and down at the same time. Often managing your relationship with your boss is harder than managing the team you were hired to supervise!<p>To make things even more complicated, we have done the managers of our corporations and institutions a huge …

Leadership

The Intangible Things Employees Want from Employers

There are some companies we look at, admire, and say, “Wow, I really want to work for them.” These companies understand that employees are as important as the paying customers who consume the products and services they sell. And they know that the transparency of social media means the company’s …

The Workplace

What's the Merit of Meritocracy?

A reader broadens the debate that started with the number of Black students at elite universities:<p>In response to the email questioning the North American and European idea of meritocracy, I would argue that very few Americans believe in it to the degree that your reader is suggesting. While there …

Time I

Should down payments be raised to cool housing market?

Meanwhile, prices in about a quarter of Canadian cities declined this year. Sales in Calgary, epicentre of the oil price shock, fell 29 per cent in …

Yellen Signals Economy Nearly Ready for First Interest-Rate Hike

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen delivered a cautiously upbeat outlook for the U.S. economy, signaling the conditions necessary for an …

Federal Reserve

John Tory's new levy: is this the way to pay for transit, housing?

Councillors Perks, Campbell debate mayor's proposed .5% levy on property taxes<p>Is the .5 per cent tax proposed by Toronto Mayor John Tory yesterday …

Income Inequality