Category: seizing opportunity

continuous learning

Straight roads do not make skillful drivers – the importance of continuous learning

When my youngest niece graduated from high school, the class valedictorian at the  convocation ceremonies celebrated the group’s accomplishments and encouraged his classmates to further learn and challenge themselves. During his address, this quote by Paulo Coelho, celebrated Brazilian lyricist

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Periods of vulnerability can present both threats and opportunities

Recently I had a conversation with a scientist friend who told me how biologists use information about animal life cycles to accomplish diametrically opposite objectives – in some cases to purge populations, and in others to conserve them.  The secret:

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Grow your mind and develop your abilities

Stephanie Staples is my professional colleague, a good friend, and a past guest blogger right here on the Turning Managers Into Leaders blog.  And she also hosts Your Life Unlimited on CJOB 680 Radio AM, airing across Canada on Saturday

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Step outside your comfort zone

As long-time readers of this blog know, I am a huge advocate of the importance of pushing yourself to step outside your comfort zone as it is the only way to learn and grow, both as an individual as well

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Curiosity is a key leadership skill

Curiosity never killed a cat! Being constantly curious and inquisitive about your business or department will help you find and capitalize on opportunities. Leadership expert Merge Gupta-Sunderji explains.

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Business threats are growth opportunities

Kodak’s invention of the digital camera provides a vivid example of how business threats are actually opportunities for growth. Leadership expert Merge Gupta-Sunderji explains.

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