Posts by shannonmack@sasktel.net

How My First Job Changed the Course of My Career

Posted by on Aug 4, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

How My First Job Changed the Course of My Career

Early on in my career I worked as a marketing director where I was priviledged to work with 27 independent businesses. That’s 27 independent business owners; 27 opinions; and 27 very unique personalities. My job was to increase participation of the businesses while promoting the overall entity of the entire group. Being fresh out of university, it was sink or swim. Needless to say, I had a lot of learning to do. Thankfully, I learned to use an important skill to my favor. I didn’t realize it at the time but now as I am researching successful businesses and effective leadership qualities, I...

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5 Ways You Can Change the World

Posted by on Jul 28, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

5 Ways You Can Change the World

Motivation is a funny thing. It has two opposite ends with varying degrees in between. On one end, we are motivated when we are on a roll and things are going so well we want more of the same. On the other end, we are motivated when our backs are against the wall and we have no choice but to do something about it. Either way, we are moved to take action; to either get more of the same or to make a change. And in between, are less intense feelings of motivation. Self-motivation is an essential part of excelling at life and in your career. Have you ever worked with someone who didn’t seem to...

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The Simple Way To Get Fired

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

The Simple Way To Get Fired

I don’t know about you, but I have worked in an environment where the boss was a hot head. It created a toxic work place where the staff around him had to walk on egg shells depending on his mood. Some days he was jovial and fun, other days angry and condescending. It was very stressful. Needless to say, I did not thrive in that workplace. Interacting with others requires self-regulation also called self-control. This is defined as the ability to control one’s emotions, desires, and behaviors in order to reach a positive outcome. It is an important skill not only at work, but in your...

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Avoiding This 1 Thing Makes You Suck As A Leader

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Avoiding This 1 Thing Makes You Suck As A Leader

A friend of mine holds a GM position for Microsoft. He often makes comments about the great team and work environment created at Microsoft…but, he shared, it wasn’t always this way. Of course, being the workplace culture geek I am, I wanted to know more. He generously shared his thoughts on the subject. When he first became the general manager, he knew the people in this area of the company were in need of something. At his first meeting with the entire department he did something different. As in most organizations, someone creates a PowerPoint and the GM skillfully delivers the message as...

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5 Things About Personal Success Your Teachers Didn’t Tell You

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

5 Things About Personal Success Your Teachers Didn’t Tell You

I recently asked a group of job candidates if they thought they were successful. I found their answers interesting. Some said no, they did not consider themselves successful since they were not working in their chosen field. Others were a combination of yes and no while others were a resounding yes. They were all in similar situations but it was their outlook that determined their answers. Of course everyone’s definition of success is different and is based on our own perception. What can you do to ensure your perceiving personal success? We know that the only thing that we can truly control...

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