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Does your job match your work style?

<i>Excerpted from</i> Taking Flight: Master the DISC Styles to Transform Your Career, Your Relationships…Your Life <i>by Merrick Rosenberg and Daniel Silvert. Reprinted with permission of FT Press, an imprint of Pearson.</i><p>The degree to which people like their jobs is largely a function of the corporate culture …

How teachers and students are adjusting to the digital classroom

<i>An occasional series on how digital culture affects the way we think, learn and live</i><p>The kindergarten student, a shy, Mandarin-speaking five-year-old immigrant in the tiny community of Sangudo, Alta., had barely spoken a word during the first three months of class. So her teacher was surprised one …

‘Command and control’ leadership doesn’t cut it any more

What does leading mean in a diverse, globalized work force that must be engaged with a broad, corporate vision, yet in a way that fits with employees' local cultures, values and expectations?<p>What does leadership look like in an organization where aging baby boomers, accustomed to a top-down …

Why Canadian students are among the globe's smartest

The global economy has a bunch of strikes against it these days. Pick your poison: From a rapidly aging population in the developed world, through to the need to pay the bills for government spending during the recession, there are a lot of things that might compromise growth in the years ahead. If …

I want to be an HR professional. What will my salary be?

It's not a paper-pushing job any more, you need to be able to connect to people and help manage change

Job interview questions intended to trip you up

<i>This is an excerpt from</i> When Can You Start? How to Ace the Interview and Win the Job <i>by Paul Freiberger, president of Shimmering Resumes, a résumé writing, interview preparation, and career counselling service. For more information, visit</i> www.PaulFreiberger.com<i>.</i><p>Although it is impossible to create an …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Productivity

How great leaders fire up employees and customers

<i>This is a excerpt from</i> G3: The Gift of You, Leadership, and Netgiving <i>published with permission from author</i> Tim Cork<i>, ©2013. He is presently the president of Straight A's Inc., an international provider of leadership development, coaching and sales training.</i><p>"The leader of the past was a person who …

Sometimes, the boss really is a psycho

Slideshow Photos<p>Bad bosses in film and TV<p>We may not like them, but chances are, almost everyone who has worked long enough has a horror story about a superior who generally behaved like Homer Simpson’s boss, Mr. Charles Montgomery Burns. Here are some of the most narcissistic, psychopathic bosses …

Corporate Culture

The Trickiest Questions Apple Will Ask In A Job Interview

While every tech company asks programmers technical questions to see if they're fit for a job, Apple makes a point to follow up each response with "but how would you optimize that/make it better?"<p>And then there are the questions that really throw you off.<p>Via Glassdoor's Interview Questions and …

Employment

Rewire your brain listening to books on tape

<i>This is the latest news and information for workers and managers from across the Web universe, brought to you by Monday Morning Manager writer Harvey Schachter. Follow us on Twitter</i> @Globe_Careers <i>or join our</i> Linked In <i>group.</i><p><b>BEHAVIOUR</b><p><b>If it's worth hearing once ...</b><p>When he was starting out, …

What’s more important to employers: education or experience?

Take this scenario: Bob and Joe are both applying for the same job. They each interview well, but Bob has 15 years experience and no college degree, and Joe is fresh out of college with no experience. Who gets the job? The answer is: it depends. Here are some factors to consider when it comes to …

Savvy consumers shake up old business models

<i>Excerpted with permission of the publisher, Wiley, from</i> Converge: Transforming Business at the Intersection of Marketing and Technology <i>by Bob Lord and Ray Velez. Copyright © 2013 by Bob Lord and Ray Velez.</i><p>For decades, businesses could easily compartmentalize themselves as they tackled the …

Work Smart: Do Your Worst Task First (Or, Eat a Live Frog Every Morning)

Mark Twain famously said that if the first thing you do in the morning is eat a live frog, you can go through the rest of the day knowing the worst is behind you. Your frog is your worst task, and you should do it first thing in the morning.<p>The best work habit you can ever get into is very simple: …

Time Management

What motivates employees? It’s not just the money

Many managers believe they can motivate most of their employees with money. Others counter that appreciation and recognition is the driving force. But Ilona Jerabek, a Montreal-based psychological researcher, says it's much more complicated. She has tested 23 tangible and intangible incentives, and …

Think leaders today have it easy? Think again

When I first launched my company, countless issues kept me up at night: financing, finding the right talent, developing my go-to-market strategy. The list seemed endless. I complained about my problems to a successful entrepreneur, who I believed had it all worked out. She patiently listened for a …

How and Why to Be a Leader (Not a Wannabe)

We need a new generation of leaders. And we need it now.<p>We’re in the midst of a Great Dereliction — a historic failure of leadership, precisely when we need it most. Hence it’s difficult, looking around, to even remember what leadership is. We’re surrounded by people who are expert at winning — …

Three Myths About Your Strengths

One of the most dramatic changes in leadership development in the last decade has been the shift in focus from correcting weaknesses to identifying and expanding on strengths. As this movement continues to catch hold, three myths have emerged that deserve to be dispelled.<p><b>Myth #1: Focusing on</b> …

9 Job Mistakes That Could Stall Your Entire Career

Clinical psychologist Dr. Meg Jay doesn’t subscribe to the theory that your 20s are a throwaway time to just have fun and decide what you want to be when you grow up.<p>While popular media often depicts 20-somethings as aimless wanderers lounging in extended adolescence, the truth, according to Jay, …

Do Today's Gen Y Students Have Too Much Ambition?

In a recent interview with Fast Company, entrepreneur Bing Gordon shares that "after decades of hiring college grads, I've learned that the people …

Best Ever Barbecued Ribs

This go-to recipe for classic barbecued ribs embraces what we refer to as our "oven-cheat" method -- a technique that'll get you ultra-tender meat …

BBQ

If you want to be an executive, start at the bottom, readers say

From the point of view of our readers, if you're aiming to be the chief executive officer of a company solely to boost your bank account, you're going to fail miserably and destroy the business in the process. Many readers did not have the highest opinion of the CEO role, especially the big pay …

Layoffs can go ‘horribly wrong’ if mismanaged

Most managers are trained to handle a corporate crisis, but when it comes to the dreaded task of terminating employees, not enough do it well, experts say.<p>When breaking the news, some managers talk too much – including how difficult the decision has been for them. Others say too little, and come …

I’m stuck at my retail job. How can I find a career?

<b>The Question</b><p>I am a female in my mid-twenties and I graduated from university three years ago with a bachelor degree in political science. Since then I have worked in administration, event co-ordination, and, for the past two years, I have been working part time at a retail store.<p>I am stuck and …

You told us: Management fads that fail miserably

A Lucy Kellaway piece on the worst management fads got plenty of response from Globe and Mail readers, who had a few examples of their own to add to the mix.<p>Here are some of the best comments on other management fads our audience has watched go awry.<p><b>Total quality management</b><p>JPP221 wrote: "You …

How to network like a pro

Globe Careers expert Bruce Sandy joined us for a Google video hangout about networking.<p>Mr. Sandy is a coach and professional speaker with Pathfinder Coaching & Consulting in Vancouver.<p>Mr. Sandy gave us tips on how to approach people you don't know or co-workers you only see in passing. He explained …

Should I Accept that LinkedIn Invitation?

That’s a question I am almost guaranteed to hear during any social media workshop, or indeed, in one-on-one conversations about social networking. Even committed LinkedIn users are often uncertain of which connection requests to accept, or which invitations to extend: Someone who regularly shares …