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A Municipal Employee in a Mid-Life Career Crisis: Time to Reinvent?

Filed in MUNICIPALITY by on May 1, 2018
A Municipal Employee in a Mid-Life Career Crisis: Time to Reinvent?

A typical career trajectory goes like this: Your ‘20s is the ‘pay-your-dues’ decade. That’s when you are learning about yourself and starting to figure things out. It occurs to you that you are really good at some things … it’s when your career path starts to emerge.  In your ‘20s you are allowed to take some […]

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Jessica’s leaving … what will we do now?

Filed in HIRING ARTICLES, MUNICIPALITY by on March 29, 2018
Jessica’s leaving … what will we do now?

You just got the news no one wants to hear. Jessica, the one person the municipality can’t function without, is leaving. This is an absolute nightmare. What do you do now? Hopefully, it’s not too late, and Jessica – Jessica is, of course, a stand-in for your key person or people – has not left, […]

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TO FIGHT OR NOT TO FIGHT … THIS IS THE QUESTION

Filed in MUNICIPALITY by on March 1, 2018
TO FIGHT OR NOT TO FIGHT … THIS IS THE QUESTION

4 REASONS YOU SHOULDN’T AVOID CONFLICT “There is nothing I love as much as a good fight.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt   Even though, on a daily basis, we inevitably face conflicts and in spite of the fact that deliberately avoiding confrontations is the default position of many … there just aren’t any real long-term benefits […]

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Why is it so difficult…

Filed in HIRING ARTICLES, MUNICIPALITY by on February 27, 2018
Why is it so difficult…

…To find Good Staff? As author David Foot (Boom Bust and Echo) says, “Demographics explain two-thirds of just about anything!” The question “Why is it so difficult to find good     staff?” can be answered best through a quick review of Canadian demographics particularly as they relate to age groups. The years 1960 to 1980 saw the mass entry […]

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Gone! My favourite boss, ever!

Filed in MUNICIPALITY by on February 27, 2018
Gone! My favourite boss, ever!

Okay, so your favorite boss EVER, has been recruited away by another municipality. Suddenly, your world seems turned upside down, because, the next thing you know, there’s a new player in town. The problem is, you know next to nothing about this new individual, except that something has changed. The new CAO does things differently. […]

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