We see the word sustainability a lot today. Mostly focused
on environmental issues but I’m seeing it more and more being played
out as a “human” issue – meaning what we do to “sustain” ourselves.
But I think we can confuse sustainability with the idea of
The definition on the Wikipedia page is a great way to
view sustainability: “meets
the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future
generations to meet their own needs.”
I read that and think that sustainability isn’t about
staying the same – it is about doing things that keep us in the fight even when things around us
change. Change will happen. #FACT.
However, what happens to us when things change isn’t writ large in
will push for improvements to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) when
provincial and territorial finance ministers meet in Toronto today, and
warns it will set up its own plan if necessary.Premier Kathleen Wynne
says she wants to work with the federal government and other provinces
to enhance the CPP, but will find what she calls a made-in-Ontario
solution if she has to. READ MORE
Young, unpaid workers face thin protections under Ontario
labour ministry has been warned that holes in provincial labour law
leave young workers particularly vulnerable, the Star has learned.
Unpaid interns aren’t protected by health and safety laws. Apprentices
may not be fully protected by the Employment Standards Act. And many
unpaid “internships” could be illegal. READ MORE
Article: Eight Things Real Leaders Do to Communicate More
Article Written By: Carina Wytiaz
1. Leaders listen
waiting to speak, leaders truly listen to what their employee is
In order to
communicate directives which will drive results, you have to really
hear your employees. Leaders respond to questions, address concerns,
and above all, listen with empathy.
2. Leaders organize their thoughts
The easiest way
to lose your employee’s attention is to present a disorganized argument
with a curtailed thought process.
If you’re in an
informal, idea-generating meeting, by all means engage in that process.
However, if you’re trying to communicate direction to your people,
spend a few minutes organizing what you want to deliver to make sure
the message is clear.