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A top psychologist shares his 3-step method parents can take to discipline their kids

Ross Greene wants to make life easier.<p>Greene is the groundbreaking psychologist behind the theory of "collaborative partnerships," an approach that discards the stuff of traditional parenting — timeouts and the revocation of privileges — and replaces them with calm, focused discussion.<p>"The best you …

Parenting

How To Increase Productivity By Employee Happiness

Whether you are an entrepreneur managing a startup, or a corporate executive with thousands of employees, it’s hard to ignore the evidence of big value from happy employees. For example, the Harvard Business Review a while back included an analysis of hundreds of studies showing an average of 31% …

Follow these six rules to accomplish more each day

Have you ever noticed some people are able to stay organized while getting a massive quantity of work accomplished, while others appear to be busy but never actually produce results? Time management is the key to becoming a successful entrepreneur. We can have all of the best ideas in the world, …

7 Traits You Need If You Want to Work From Home

Working from home isn't for everyone. Here are 7 traits you need to do it productively and successfully.<p>Working from home isn't for everyone. If you can't get enough of workplace drama, office politics, or water cooler gossip, for instance, working from home could leave you feeling unfulfilled and …

Personality

Twenty-one ways to achieve wealth and success

In his book, <i>Rich Habits – The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals</i>, Tom Corley outlines several habits that distinguish the wealthy from the nonwealthy.<p>It got me to think, How many people operate on autopilot and don't stop to monitor their everyday patterns? Below I've summarized 19 of his …

Five things to do before bed that will jump-start tomorrow

1. Take a look at your calendar.<p>As the saying goes, failing to plan is planning to fail. By reviewing your calendar the night before, you’ll know what’s ahead for the day so you can be prepared and plan for the best method to tackle your objectives. You’ll sleep better knowing that you’ve already …

Nine habits leaders need to break

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>"Keep learning" is the mantra of modern management. You have …

Company uses technology to change employee behaviour

<b>THE CHALLENGE</b><p>More than 95 per cent of the world's biggest companies report on corporate social responsibility (CSR), but employee engagement in such programs typically hovers at a lowly 14 per cent.<p>In 2011, large North American organizations spent about $20-billion on CSR and sustainability related …

The three most important kinds of feedback you can give and receive

<i>From Thanks for the Feedback by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen. Reprinted by arrangement with Viking, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC. Copyright © 2014 by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen.</i><p>The company you work for was recently acquired, your role changed, and your team reshuffled. It's a chaotic and …

Twelve things successful people do before breakfast

iStock<p>“If it has to happen, then it has to happen first,” writes Laura Vanderkam, time management expert and author of “What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast.”<p>Those among us who have managed to find professional success and eke out a life actively embrace this philosophy. They must …

Six expensive mistakes people make when starting a business

Like every startup entrepreneur, Rodney Nelson needed a great website. Woolly Pocket, the company he was building with his brother, Miguel, aimed to sell its cleverly designed, eco-friendly wall planters online. But there were problems.<p>"Our first site didn't follow the standard design protocol of a …

If you are a victim of financial fraud, like I was, here’s what to do

March was Fraud Prevention Month. How fitting then, that I was a victim of fraud.<p>While I don't know if this was in any way related to the Heartbleed bug, which apparently left over 60 per cent of all websites on the internet vulnerable to electronic eavesdropping of sensitive information, it's a …

Dark Chocolate Waffles

6 Servings<p>Buttermilk brings slight tang and moisture to the batter, while olive oil offers fruity richness. Choose a mild-flavored (not too peppery) type of oil for these waffles.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<p>½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>¼ cup (packed) brown sugar<p>2 teaspoons …

Coaching your staff to coach themselves

<b>Coaching for Breakthrough Success</b><p><i>By Jack Canfield and Peter Chee</i><p><i>(McGraw-Hill, 271 pages, $24.95)</i><p>Managers are akin to coaches these days. But managers are also managers, and the style of some managers may not be the approach that is most effective for coaching.<p>In some, if not many, situations, …

Working From Home: 10 Ways To Be Productive Remotely

There's construction outside your living room window, your two-year-old is crying and the dog won't stop barking. While distractions at home can keep …

Seven symbols of leadership transformation

Peter Fuda believes that if a picture is worth a thousand words then seven metaphors can provide a panoramic picture of successful leadership. The Australian management consultant has studied how individuals transform themselves into highly effective leaders, and believes the process can be boiled …

Six key skills leaders need

<i>This is an excerpt from</i> Compelling People <i>by John Neffinger and Matthew Kohut. Reprinted by arrangement with Hudson Street Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © John Neffinger and Matthew Kohut., 2013.</i><p>When we consider how organizations select …

The Smith Manoeuvre: A Canadian mortgage tax-deductible plan

Canadian homeowners do not enjoy the same mortgage interest deduction that their neighbours to the south do. Fortunately, the Smith Manoeuvre is a powerful financial method that gradually restructures the largest non-deductible debt of your lifetime (your mortgage) into a deductible investment loan.<p>…

Tongue-tied at work? These tips will make you a great impromptu speaker

Imagine you're on the street, in a park or in a bar, and you see someone you would like to meet. Negative thoughts will probably pop into your mind, discouraging you from trying to make an introduction – the other person is too attractive, or likely to consider you brash, or is otherwise …

How can I elicit more thoughtful answers from job candidates?

<b>The Question:</b><p>I'm a retail manager, and I often do interviews to hire our store's seasonal staff. The problem is, I get the same canned answers from people all the time.<p>When I ask: "If a customer asked you about a product or service that you don't know anything about, how would you handle it?" I'd …

The 96-minute rule, and other timely tips

Your work day today might be the traditional eight hours, or stretch to 10 hours or more. But imagine if only 96 minutes really counted.<p>What would you do in those 96 minutes, and how would you protect that precious time from external foes (colleagues, business partners, customers) and the foes …

Is it time to fire some clients?

To me, business is all about relationships, and I've been fortunate enough to have clients who feel the same way. I view my clients as true partners, and more than four years in, I'm more than happy with our approach and results.<p>The truth is, however, that not everyone I work with is someone I want …