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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Building Cool Things and Disrupting Entrenched Systems

May
29

May 27, 2015


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When you get a masters degree in systems design engineering do you go on to do a PhD and have an academic career, or do you cut loose from academe and get your hands dirty while trying to make the world a better place? Jonathan Fishbein chose the latter. Tune in for Jonathan’s career story leading to his present situation, Building Cool Things and Disrupting Entrenched Systems.

How can Canadian companies respond to recent changes to the temporary foreign worker program with creative ways to connect unemployed Canadians to available jobs? Benjamin Guth, an entrepreneur and founder of Mobilize Jobs, is an advocate for Canadian youth from coast to coast. In the ever-changing labour landscape, Benjamin has found new, creative ways to attract millennials to industries suffering from employee shortages nationwide.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

Be kind, not nice

May
29

When Dr. Marcia Sirota was “too nice” she lost sight of her own wants and needs, and her personal life fell apart. That led her to shift her psychiatry practice, and found the Ruthless Compassion Institute to focus on the “nice versus kind” conundrum.

“People go to extremes in how they deal with themselves and each other,” Marcia told Career Buzz listeners (May 13, 2015). “They’re either too hard or too easy on themselves. And when dealing with each other they’re too tolerant of mistreatment, or too aggressive.”

How the clues apply to you: Marcia’s fresh perspective is finding balance between these two opposing points of view. Stop being “nice” and pleasing others at the expense of your own wellbeing. “Be kind to yourself, which is being honest but loving; be kind with each other which is caring but setting limits and boundaries.” Now, take that perspective into your workplace.

Download and enjoy learning from the May 13, 2015 podcast, also featuring Judi Walsh, the “habit interpreter.”

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

Facing the world with ruthless compassion and mastery over uncertainty.

May
13

May 13, 2015

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When Dr. Marcia Sirota noticed how many people suffer from a deficiency mindset and too much self-criticism, she responded with the Ruthless Compassion Institute. Marcia is a board-certified psychiatrist, Huffington Post blogger, and author of the Short and Sweet Guides to Life series. Tune in for Marcia’s fresh perspectives on career and culture.

What if uncertainty were a skill to master versus a problem to fix? As the Habit Interpreter, Judi Walsh teaches people to build the skill of adaptability, by focusing on their habits of behavior and mind. New habits then help people operationalize change plans both professionally and personally.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

Mountains, leaves, and the breeze of change

May
13

Career Buzz Podcast: Are you a mountain or a leaf?

Lodro“We often get lost in our head when we’re trying to change things in our lives and communities,” Lodro Rinzler told Career Buzz listeners (April 26, 2015). Author of The Buddha Walks into the Office, Lodro spoke about the importance of meditation to help you “come home to who you are, your true self and innate wisdom.”

“When the breeze of change or uncertainty or fear hits a mountain, it deflects off the mountain,” Lodro said, referring to the “weightiness” of our innate wisdom. On the other hand, those of us “not confident in our innate wisdom, we’re more like a leaf in the wind. We get carried wherever the winds of change take us.”

How the clues apply to you: Be who you want to be. Let Lodro guide you in this brief mandala exercise.

Listen and learn from the whole interview, also featuring Mike Fenton on where a degree in sports marketing and commerce can take you.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

Career Challenge Reveals Canadians Need and Want Support Finding Career Satisfaction

May
11

The Canadian Council for Career Development (CCCD) released their findings for the Career Development Challenge. CCCD found that while participants are eager to be satisfied in their careers, they aren’t sure how to access information and resources that could help them. Career development professionals are well positioned to bridge that gap to ensure Canadians are happy, engaged and fulfilled at any stage of their careers. Read CCCD career challenge press release.

Canadian Career Challenge

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

 

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