By Lisa van de Geyn When your colleague gets promoted to manager, you can protect both your position and your friendship by setting clear expectations for how you’ll interact on the job and off.
By Karen Wensley While firing a high performer may hurt in the short term, keeping them will hurt even more if they’re a cheat or a bully. In February, Susan Fowler, an engineer who had recently resigned from Uber, published a now-famous blog. In it, she provided details of ongoing harassment and sexist behaviour that… Read More Short-term pain for long-term gain
By Diane Peters People with physical or intellectual disabilities are shining in the workplace. Here’s how your business can benefit from hiring differently abled folks. Tracy Brennan has spina bifida and walks with a cane, but her condition hasn’t held her back professionally. The accountant and EY’s managing partner of central Canada assurance services based… Read More Ready, willing and able
By Lisa van de Geyn Turns out it’s good for a few things. If you learn to control it, stress can be a boon, not a burden. It’s tax season but for Gwyneth James, it might as well be Christmas. Her small but busy firm, Cody & James Chartered Professional Accountants in Peterborough, Ont., is abuzz… Read More Stress: what is it good for?
Toxic co-workers are easy to spot. They’re hard on morale, they gripe and seem to delight in bringing the rest of the office to whatever dark place they like to dwell in. Problem is, they’ll always be a workplace fixture, which is why learning how to deal with these unpleasant colleagues is a necessity.
By Travor Wilson Diversity has not had the transformational impact promised a decade ago. However, if we heed the lessons of the past, there is time to develop diversity into true inclusivity and human equity. A decade ago my company was approached by a US magazine to contribute to a series called the Pioneers of… Read More Lesson learned in diversity