May 27, 2011

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Where might a future business leader build leadership skills to be able to confront stress and ambiguity with decisiveness, clarity of purpose, and calm and rational thought? MBA candidate Benjamin Gould did all that, travelled the world, made mission critical decisions, plus received full support for his undergrad degree, as an officer in the Canadian Forces. Tune in to hear Benjamin’s journey from basic training to business school.

“Do what you’re good at!” was the career clarifying advice that Matthew Held, CEO of Manawa Networks, acted on, when he dropped career Plan A as a digital artist, and Plan B, as a computer engineer, and instead built a career, and a company, in IT consulting. Dial us in and hear how Matt synthesized influences as diverse as meeting Bill Clinton and Jean Chretien at the G8 Youth Summit, to working alongside his father, to develop a unique approach to IT consulting by supporting talented IT specialists.

Insight from May 13 Career Buzz:

Want to start getting more of what you want and less of what you don’t want in your career? “Stop trying to figure out how,” said Paul Tobey, president of, “and try helping someone else get what they want.” Hear the whole inspiring interview.

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