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A True Leader

Regardless of your political affiliations there are few who will not agree that Jack Layton was a well respected individual and above all, the quintessence of leadership. His achievements elevate him to  a level beyond reproach and his dedication and commitment, simply indisputable. The Globe and Mail reported this morning, Opposition Leader Jack Layton dead […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Musings

St Patrick’s Day is a day filled with celebrations of Irish culture. Chances are you too are wearing green attire, you’ve seen a few shamrocks, someone has mentioned the luck o’ the Irish and you may or may not be looking forward to the annual toast of green beer among friends. It is an international celebration to be enjoyed by all […]

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Thank You and Best Wishes

Another year is coming to a close and we would like to take this time to thank so many clients, associates, colleagues, new acquaintances and old. The very best of wishes are being sent your way for a wonderful holiday season and a very prosperous career! Please visit our blog and subscribe to our blog posts covering a variety of topics and […]

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Remembering

Managing an executive career is a full time job and if you are in career transition, your job search is a full time job. At times it can become overwhelming and discouraging as it seems that every ounce of determination and confidence is needed to keep moving forward. We will always be faced with some adversity in our lives […]

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20 Great Canadian Leaders

Canadian Business in partnership with Ted Rogers Leadership Centre at Ryerson University present Portraits in Leadership. The following Canadian Leaders were asked what role leadership played in their success: John Manzoni, President & CEO, Talisman Energy Inc. Linda Hasenfratz, CEO, Linamar Corp. Michael Lee-Chin, Founder & Chairman, Portland Holdings Inc. John Beck, Chairman & CEO, Aecon Group […]

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Media consumes more time than sleep or work

Media consumption has increased an hour per day over the past two years according to a recent Ipsos OTX Study. This means we now spend one-half of our waking days interacting with media which exceeds the amount of time we spend sleeping or working! This is a significant increase according to a past study  over the previous 8 years, which showed media consumption had increased 2 […]

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Back to School and Back to Work

After two months of holidays, camps, part time jobs and lots of last minute shopping, children were filled with apprehension and anticipation as they lined up once again for the start of a new year back to school. For those parents with older children, it may have been a welcome return to normalcy and routine in addition to a […]

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Happy Canada Day!

We realize the importance of a personal brand and that of a corporate brand so what about the brand of the country we live in? Simon Houpt, Marketing Reporter for The Globe and Mail writes, What is Canada’s Brand? Canada Day is described as a celebration of a meeting, a union, an agreement about mutual goals over that […]

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Canada’s Top 40 Under 40

Now in it’s 15th year, Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 celebrates another year of outstanding Canadian leaders for 2009,  recognized at the rewards gala June 8th, as the best and the brightest in Canadian business and social services from coast to coast. The Globe and Mail, an ongoing sponsor of this event published, Top 40 under 40written by Christine Varga […]

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Toronto ExecuNet Speaker, Bill Dennis

We are pleased to have Bill Dennis speaking at the next ExecuNet Meeting, June 23rd, 2010, presenting: ” Understanding and Succeeding With Interviewers of Different Cultures, Generations, and Personalities” During career transition, today’s executive experiences a world of widely different types of interviewers and these differences can significantly affect your ability to connect and successfully work […]

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Toronto ExecuNet Speaker, Bojan Pavlovic

We are pleased to have Bojan Pavlovic speaking at the Toronto ExecuNet Meeting on Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 presenting: “The Executive Recruiter, separating fact from fantasy” Bojan is prepared for a highly interactive discussion on the myths and realities of executive search as a vehicle for managing one’s career. His expertise assures no questions will go unanswered!    Bojan Pavlovic is a Client Partner based in […]

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Toronto ExecuNet Speaker, Tim Cork

We are pleased to have Tim Cork speaking at the Toronto ExecuNet Meeting on Wednesday, April 28th 2010 presenting: “Netgiving takes the work out of Networking” How to network effortlessly everyday How to double your network Effective networking communication techniques The power of attitude and first impressions The number one rule to networking and success in life […]

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Over 50 in Career Transition

Are you over 50? And in career transition? If so, you certainly are not alone which may be one of the reasons why “over 50″ produces more search results when googled than “career transition”, “job search” or even “social media! The fact that opinions vary widely may also be a contributing factor. There are many who think those over […]

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Canada’s Top Employers

Exceptional organizations offering ideal working conditions, above average benefits and the most progressive and forward thinking programs are selected for Canada’s Top 100 Employers 2010, now in it’s 10th year. The employers making the list were among 26,000 of Canada’s fastest growing employers which are announced by Maclean’s and The Globe and Mail and published on eluta.ca with the specific reasons they were chosen and […]

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Leadership Quotes

“Leadership is the ability to articulate vision and influence others to move towards achievement.” In today’s challenging economy our global recovery will be achieved through the actions, courage, determination and responsibility of great leaders! Here are a few inspiring quotes on Leadership:  “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” ~ Peter F. Drucker “A leader must have […]

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Toronto ExecuNet Speaker, Bob Woodcock

We are pleased to have Bob Woodcock speaking at the Toronto ExecuNet Meeting on November 25, 2009. Bob Woodcock……….Leadership that guides & inspires Managing Director, Predictive Success Corporation     “Maximizing Your Behavioural Fit To Your Desired Role” Further to Bob Woodcock’s presentation, “Maximizing Your Behavioural Fit To Your Desired Role”, he has offered to complete a Predictive Index profile along with complimentary […]

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Does your Company have an Online Profile?

Maintaining your online profile today is a critical element in managing your career. But does your company have a completed online profile? Recently I was searching Linkedin for a specific company and although I found the organization, there was no company information, which would not be so bad if there was a link to their website. NO, not […]

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Do you have a Linkedin Profile?

Do you have a completed LinkedinProfile? If you are questioning the significance of a presence on Linkedin, please take the time to review the 2009 Social Recruitment Survey Results from Jobvite. You may not be in career transition today but there’s no guarantee that you won’t be next month, next year or the year after that. Here are […]

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The Realization of a Dream Job

Last June, Jeremy Hansen saw an ad in the newspaper and applied for the job. After countless interviews, a battery of medical tests and a series of 20 training tests he has just been selected as one of two candidates to become Canada’s newest astronaut!  In doing so, Jeremy Hansen has realized his dream job, a dream he has held since he was […]

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