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Surviving As An Analyst

Making a success of your first job as an analyst is an important career milestone.  I remember looking up at the 53-story office building from the sidewalk on my first day of work.  It was scary, exciting, and pretty intimidating. Twenty-four years on, here’s what I’ve learned about what it takes to do well from…



Facing Up To Face Time

One of my favourite quotes is film director Woody Allen’s line, “80% of success is showing up.” But once you show up, how long do you need to stick around when it comes to your workplace? The perennial question of “face time” (i.e., extra time spent at work beyond normal working hours, especially to impress…


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Would You Take This Dream Job?

The following situation (or something substantially similar) actually exists in real life.  How close is this to your dream job, or is it pretty much the opposite? The Job: Congratulations.  You have been chosen to start work at our organization. You get to pretty much design your own job; it just has to fit within…


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Leadership In Adversity

Life is complicated.  Things don’t always go the way we expect, much less the way we want.  Yet, it is often adversity that brings out our best leadership qualities. For Steve, that moment came in early October when his wife Ann had a serious accident resulting in a brain injury.  As she drifted into unconsciousness…