Earth Day 2020 – “Climate Action”

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, it now includes events coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network in more than 193 countries. Earth Day 2020 is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Celebrations will include activities such as the Great Global CleanUp,…

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How will the #labour market fare post-COVID-19?

The lead-up to Thursday’s release of Canadian March employment figures has been a gruesome guessing game for forecasters. How bad will the job carnage be? Half a million? A million? More? Two things are certain. The number (released by Statistics Canada at 8:30 a.m. ET) will be huge. It will also be largely irrelevant. What…

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Improv classes helped me learn to live with #ADHD

“You sound like you have ADHD,” my doctor said. “You’re a classic case.” Hormones, brain chemistry, a difficult childhood – these things I’ve long accepted. But, as the doctor indicated, together they enacted an alchemy of enormous proportion; too much for vitamins and positive thinking to resolve. “I don’t think so,” I said. “I’ve always…

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Email strategies for the socially-distanced workplace

With more people working from home, e-mail is probably gobbling up an increasing proportion of your day. So let’s look at some tips to sharpen your efforts. Consultant Kevin Eikenberry on his blog actually recommends some extra e-mails that you wouldn’t ordinarily send but he argues they can “improve your life and results.” They include:…

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