Work-Life Balance and Boundaries

It’s summer and being from Saskatchewan we love us some Roughrider football. It’s exciting to be a Rider fan, you get caught up in all the fan-fare, the cheering, the beering, the buzz, Rider Pride and Gainer the Gopher. Yes, Gainer the Gopher, an energetic and enthusiastic rodent who is truly one of a kind.…

How Hierarchy Differs Across the World

Remember when you were a young child and your parent introduced you to a neighbour?  They would introduce the neighbour as Mr. or Mrs.  and from that point on you referred to that person as Mr. or Mrs. This simple example is hierarchy.  Hierarchy, as defined in the dictionary, is a system or organization in…

Likeability is key to Persuasion

According to Dr. Richard Wiseman’s book, 59 Seconds: Think a Little, Change a Lot” when it comes to persuasion, likeability is key. There’s a phenomena called the “spontaneous trait transference” (hmm, sounds like an episode of the Big Bang Theory) Essentially, when you pass along positive comments about a colleague, the listener subconsciously applies those…

Why Understanding Cultural Differences is Important for Women in Business

  As a woman in business, you may need to be prepared for culture-specific expectations and practices in business situations. Understanding cross-cultural differences and having an understanding of cross-cultural communication will definitely further your career goals.  You may realize that building close business relationships with people from other cultures might often be more difficult for…