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How to Mentor Someone Who Doesn’t Know What Their Career Goals Should Be

“Tell me about your career goals.” How often have you said this to a person you’re managing or mentoring, only to get a blank stare in return? Perhaps the person confides that they don’t know what their goals should be, or even whether there are opportunities to advance at your company. How do you …

Employment

"Security is never a priority until you've been hacked"

Arcadia Laboratories is one of a growing number of cybersecurity companies worldwide that are working to thwart cyberattacks, such as the ones that have hit massive organizations in recent years<p>Pierre Roberge is in the worry business.<p>Specifically, the chief executive officer of Montreal-based …

19 Mistakes to Avoid on Your Ecommerce Site Before It Goes Live (INFOGRAPHIC)

So you built an ecommerce site and think it’s now ready. But is it really good to go live?Several businesses have ecommerce websites these days, but …

eCommerce

Big Data will open a big career with this 9-course training — for under $50

For all the intricacies and nuances of heavy data analysis, outlining what Big Data is doesn’t require much detailed explanation. If you want to be the numbers guru who knows what all the vast number sets in those giant business reports mean, then this nine-course Big Data Bundle (on sale now for …

Do you have the right fuel to make it through your workday?

<i>This is part of a series looking at micro skills – changes that employees can make to help improve their health and life at work and at home, and employers can make to improve the workplace. The Globe and Mail and Morneau Shepell have created the Employee Recommended Workplace Award to honour</i> …

Why we love these 5 data visualization tools (and you should, too!)

If you are from the finance, sales, marketing or operations sector, then you must have noticed that massive data is crawling into your everyday life. …

Career Strategies I Wish I Knew Earlier In My 20s

You’re talented, you have great ideas and you’re hard working, but you’re often unrecognized, misunderstood and taken for granted.<p>Whether it’s in …

Self-help

From Zero to 45 Days in a Row: How I Built a Habit of Daily Exercise

This year I’m focusing on habits to help me build new skills and look after my health. One of these habits is to do push-ups every morning. I went …

All-weather solar cell design generates electricity come rain or shine

Numerous research efforts have already demonstrated the potential for graphene to improve the efficiency of solar cells. Now a team of researchers in …

Wanted: Web developers and coders for Canada’s tech ‘gold rush’

Three years ago, Erik Dohnberg was working at the Genius Bar at an Apple store in London, Ont.<p>He'd been there for 10 months after graduating with an information and media studies degree from Western University when he decided he wanted more.<p>With the intention of starting up his own business, …

Canada's hot housing markets can expect some ‘payback’ after boom years: TD

Several of Canada’s housing markets lost some steam in January, hot on the heels of a new report that warns of a cooling-off period.<p>Or, as Toronto-Dominion Bank put it in a fresh forecast, some “payback” after the exceptional boom years.<p>According to the Teranet-National Bank home price index …

Price gap between Toronto houses and condos expected to shrink

The price gap between condos and houses soared 50 per cent last year in the Greater Toronto Area as values of single-family homes skyrocketed, while the condo market flatlined.<p>But industry analysts expect that divide to start shrinking over the next several years as local municipalities green-light …

7 Things That Make Great Bosses Unforgettable

Unforgettable bosses change us for the better. They see more in us than we see in ourselves, and they help us learn to see it too.<p>Once again, Google has topped <i>Fortune</i> magazine's list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For." This marks Google's second year in a row at the top of the list, and their …

Leadership

Toronto experiencing a rental renaissance, new report shows

Toronto is experiencing a rental renaissance with the number of new apartment units under construction hitting a 25-year high this year.<p>There were 26 apartment buildings under construction in the Toronto area in the third quarter of the year, containing more than 6,500 rental units, according to a …

The Blockchain Might Be The Next Disruptive Technology

To process a transaction, you need first to make sure the sender owns the asset he wants to transfer, and make sure he will not trade it twice.<p>In the blockchain, information is stored in blocks that record all transactions ever done through the network. Hence, it allows validating both the …

Blockchain

7 Traits Every Leader Should Avoid

How can you become a better leader? Don't make these mistakes.<p>In any type of managerial role or as an entrepreneur, your leadership skills will directly impact the growth and ultimate success of your company.<p>There are certain qualities and actions that prevent individuals from being effective …

A Blood Supermoon Rises Around the World: Pictures

United Kingdom

Are You Sure You Want to Be a Manager?

Renowned restaurateur Danny Meyer likes to tell newly promoted supervisors that they have just been given the “gift of fire.” As a boss they now have a new and potent power, but Meyer wants to ensure they understand the appropriate — and inappropriate — uses of this gift. Fire, Meyer explains, can …

Must-sees in seven cities: How to make the best use of that stopover

Having a layover in a foreign city is one of the hassles of business travel. If it’s a couple hours, it’s at least a chance to catch up on e-mails. But nobody wants to waste half a day at another anonymous, soul-numbing airport. With that in mind, here’s a look at some great things you can do if …

Would You Put a Dollar Figure on Your Time?

Follow Five Rules When Booking a Flight

What to Do If You Feel Stuck in the Wrong Career

If you’re midway through your career and feeling stuck, you are not alone. Maybe work doesn’t feel meaningful anymore, or your industry has drastically evolved, or your values and interests have changed. No matter what, your 40-something self is a very different person from the 20-something you …

How to Negotiate with Powerful Suppliers

In many industries the balance of power has dramatically shifted from buyers to suppliers. A classic example comes from the railway industry. In 1900 North America had 35 suppliers of cast rail wheels; railway builders could pick and choose among them. A century later no one looking to build a …

Management

Identify the Marketing Metrics That Actually Matter

The Internet of Things will collect and transmit unprecedented amounts of data. This poses a big problem for marketers, who can end up down a rabbit hole of fruitless information. Now, more than ever, marketers need to be measuring the right things. However, too many executives rely on metrics that …

When an Employee Quits and You Didn’t See It Coming

It’s Friday afternoon and one of your employees asks for a private meeting. Before you even close the door, she tells you she’s found another job and is leaving the company. Once you get over the shock, how should you respond? How do you cover her responsibilities? And how do you make sure that the …

How to Co-Lead a Team

We don’t lead alone. We lead with others. The days of the ‘Great Man’ theory of Leadership – where one sole leader rules over the masses from their ivory tower, are long gone.<p>Some of us quite literally lead with another person – we co-lead a project, a team, or an organization with a peer. A study …

Make Your Team Less Hierarchical

The cargo door of an aircraft opens at 25,000 feet. The dark, freezing air rushes in and swirls around the Special Operations Forces (SOF) team that stands on the ramp of the aircraft, ready to jump. Their team leader stares into the darkness through his night vision goggles. He spots what he’s …

Does it pay to be a jerk at work?

Do you need to be a jerk in business to get ahead?<p>It's an ongoing argument in my house. I've always believed that playing fairly with others is the most advantageous route, but my hubby insists that it pays to be a jerk – not to everybody, but strategically to generate specific results.<p>It's …

Why It Pays to Be a Jerk

New research confirms what they say about nice guys.<p>Smile at the customer. Bake cookies for your colleagues. Sing your subordinates’ praises. Share credit. Listen. Empathize. Don’t drive the last dollar out of a deal. Leave the last doughnut for someone else.<p>Sneer at the customer. Keep your …