Change Resilience Assessment

Resiliency Assessment How well are you able to cope with change and life's ups and downs? Take the short quiz below to find out. Are You Ready for What's Next? Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. It’s the ability to mentally or emotionally recover from a crisis quickly. The question becomes, how does one become resilient? Is it something we are born with or is it trainable? Evidently, it’s a little of both.  According to psychologist, Susan Kobasa, there are three elements that are essential to building resilience:Challenge: Resilient people view difficult situations and setbacks as challenges; not as paralyzing events.Commitment: Resilient people possess a strong sense of commitment. They have a compelling reason to get out of bed in the morning.Personal Control: Resilient people spend their time and energy focusing on situations [...]

2020-09-28T22:04:58-04:00By |Career|0 Comments

Trudeau, Mulcair, Harper — Why Should We Hire You?

An Election is an Extended Job Interview One of the key milestones in the federal election currently going on in Canada was Peter Mansbridge, from CBC, interviewing Liberal Leader, Justin Trudeau, NDP Leader, Tom Mulcair and Prime Minister, Stephen Harper about their candidacy.  In each of his three interviews Mr. Mansbridge ended with this question: What is it about you, that you feel should make you a good Prime Minister? Asked slightly in a different way, this is a common question that many interviewers ask candidates: Why should we hire you? or What makes you the ideal candidate for this role?   Sidestepping an Important Question The best answer would be something that distinguishes the candidate from all other candidates who are applying for that role.  In other words, they talk about what makes them unique.  What their competitive advantage is over their competition. In my opinion, none of the three political [...]

2016-10-15T20:54:59-04:00By |Career|0 Comments

5 Signs It’s Time To Leave Your Job

It’s Monday morning and you are dreading going into work.  As you are getting ready, you’re wondering if it’s just the thought of getting up early and having to go to any job that is making you cranky or is it this particular job that’s making it so difficult to get up? Sure there are things about the job that you don’t like, but aren’t all jobs like that?  How do you know whether it’s your particular job that’s the problem?  In other words, how do you know when it’s time to leave?  Here are five signs that tell you it may be time: You’re bored.  You’ve lost your passion and your skills aren’t being utilized. You’re struggling getting out of bed.  The alarm goes off and you have no motivation to get up. You hate entering the office.  The same routine is getting to you.  Same people, same work [...]

2016-04-29T15:08:53-04:00By |Career|0 Comments
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