Category: Personal Development

Pacific Summit opening keynote says change is today’s status quo

Don’t miss your chance to gain insight on personal financial management from Bruce Sellery at CPABC’s Spring Pacific Summit. Bruce’s keynote presentation, “Moolala: Why smart people do dumb things with their money (and what you can do about it)” will

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Learning from younger and older co-workers

Co-workers from different age groups stand to benefit in numerous ways by learning from each other. A recent Harvard Business Review article by Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott emphasizes this point and explores opportunities for cross-generational learning through coaching and

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What do we need to feel good about our work?

What motivates you to work hard and be productive? Dan Ariely, professor of psychology and behavioural economics at Duke University, claims that meaning, pride, and motivation play an important role. That is, people who feel a sense of purpose on

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Happier at work, better at work

Have you ever thought that if you were more productive at work, that you would be happier? Shawn Achor, speaker, researcher, and author of The Happiness Advantage, says the opposite is true. In his TED Talk, The Happy Secret to

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5 quick steps to building your personal brand

By Robert Murray Organizations spend a significant portion of their annual budgets every year on marketing and in particular branding. Large Fortune-sized companies even have large departments staffed with brand zealots that work tirelessly to ensure that the corporate brand

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3 ways the workplace is changing and how to exploit it!

By Lesley-Ann Marriott Like it or not our workplace is changing and at a pace we can barely track.  The good news?  Our work world reflects the dynamic global economy and our emerging customer base. The bad news? We aren’t

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What makes a perfect team?

By Erica Groschler What makes a perfect team? Passionate and curious about teams and team dynamics, I came across recent research Google did about “the perfect team.” The research took some time to highlight the ingredients that contribute to a

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Complying with Derivatives Trade Reporting Rules

Do you use hedges or options, or trade swaps, forwards or other over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives? Do you have clients that have derivatives exposure? Do you purchase or sell commodities through contracts that provide for future delivery? If so, did you

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Obsessed with work email?

Do you check your work email every time notification pops up on your monitor or your phone? Do you check you work email outside of office hours? Do you check your work email even when there aren’t any new notifications

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Which Of These 4 Communication Styles Are You?

Have you considered your communication style recently? Are you an analytical, intuitive, functional, or personal communicator? In a recent blog post, we listed the top 6 communication skills that will get you promoted, today we focus on the four communication styles identified by Mark

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