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What to Do When Stress Gets the Best of You

What to Do When Stress Gets the Best of You

If you experience stress from work, you are not alone. According to a 2017 Stats Canada report, one in four Canadian workers report being highly stressed – and 62% of these say that work is the main cause. As a career coach for over 30 years, these statistics come as no surprise.  People are working longer hours than ever before.  The pressure to keep up with new technology and industry changes is increasingly intense.  The home dynamic is also changing.  There are more dual income households, more single parent families and less support from far-flung families.  If you add to…

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Career Management 101: Why doing a good job is not enough!

One of the challenges of working life is that it’s easy to get caught up in the demands of the day to day – in “doing a good job” – that you lose sight of where you are headed in the longer term. It is a truism of our careers and our lives that if you don’t know where you’re going you’ll end up somewhere else. Leaders of organizations spend a great deal of time on a process called strategic planning –creating a vision for the organization’s future based on a realistic assessment of its strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities and threats…

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