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Last week I participated in a group meeting with Gerry Ramsay, Vice President of Fer-Pal Infrastructure, a water main rehabilitation company. His company fixes, re-builds and installs water mains in towns and cities across

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Would the following want ad appeal to you? “Looking for someone to fill a job that will be stressful, that no one has done before. You will have to do many different things, many of

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Imagine a hockey team where every player stays in place, waiting for the puck to come to them. They don’t move around at all, yet when the opposing team scores, they all blame the

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Here are three short stories to prove a point. Last week a new Toronto employee needed a computer drive mapped.  The employee asked for help from a few team members in the office but received

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A few years ago, our Vancouver manager and current COO arrived at the office at 10:00 a.m. on a Monday morning. It could easily have been assumed that she had chosen to sleep-in because she

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What is measurable accountability? Here is an example: “All nutritional information is up-to-date for any inventory item that has been in stock for one month or more.” This is a very specific statement. The answer is

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In terms of workplace behavior there is often the expectation among some employees that they can get away with a lot, that a great many infractions or short-cuts can happen, and that it doesn’t

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How many companies would allow a warehouse team member to take the busiest month of the year off to go on a music tour?  Not many, but in November 2014 we did just that. Our

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Front and centre on the Qualifirst career page is a phrase that is both a challenge and an invitation: “Take on a role where you’ll actually be able to make a difference.” Why do we

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The game of chess has a great many rules designed to offer up a challenging, yet enjoyable game through a wide range of possible outcomes. What can two people do with a chess set if

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