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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 …

‘Emotional intelligence’ key for selection of public service employees

Woman using laptop in office corridor . (photo credit: ING IMAGE/ASAP)<p>X<p>Dear Reader,<br>As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post …

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, …

Mark Zuckerberg

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> …

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 …

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. …

26% of Ontario homeowners struggling to afford homes | The Star

“It used to be we had a social housing problem — people who didn’t have a lot of money couldn’t find housing. But now, that line has moved and we …

Canadian Real Estate

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 …

Public Policy

Female Sexual Identity, Desire, and Attraction Way More Complex Than Previously Believed

It's ComplicatedNew study sheds light on female sexual identity and desire.Previous research from the University of Essex alleged heterosexuality …

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 …

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 …

Should down payments be raised to cool housing market? | The Star

Canada’s Finance Minister Bill Morneau faces a delicate decision on housing as his own officials push for tighter mortgage rules to cool Toronto and …

Canadian Real Estate

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 …

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

Is the .5 per cent tax proposed by Toronto Mayor John Tory yesterday the right way to address the city's pressing need for transit and …

Bidding wars intensify as Toronto housing market smashes records

Toronto’s hot housing market is now in record territory.<p>Given the accompanying surge in Vancouver, this is certain to raise eyebrows yet again amid questions over inflated property values.<p>Home sales in Toronto climbed 14 per cent in November from a year earlier, to 7,385. What that means is that …

Inequality caused rise of ISIS, Piketty says

Prominent French economist Thomas Piketty believes massive inequality in the Middle East caused the rise of ISIS. Many American economists say that's baloney.<p>In a controversial op-ed published recently by French newspaper Le Monde, Piketty argues that terrorism is an extreme version of a peasants' …