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Insights and opportunities: reach your goals through mentoring

Insights and opportunities: reach your goals through mentoring

Will Christensen CPA, CA is a marathon runner and family man. He knows a thing or two about hard work and dedication; and as a designated accountant for nearly 10 years, he has a wealth of industry knowledge to share. Attributes of a great mentor? Check. But when he first attended the CPA Alberta Mentorship training session in 2014, he was certain ..
Starting and Ending Conversations

Starting and Ending Conversations

Ah, the awkward conversation. Only made more awkward as it progresses, eventually coming to an abrupt and unbearably awkward closing of awkwardness. Maybe it’s not that bad. It certainly doesn’t have to be. A blog post on FindSpark, a community dedicated to career success, suggests making a clean exit by working on your conversation clo..
5 tips for networking like a pro

5 tips for networking like a pro

Walking into a room of strangers is never easy. Okay, physically entering the room might be, but if you want to meet new people and leave a lasting impression, you’ll have to do a lot more than just walk in and stand there. Below you’ll find not only five tips on how to network like a pro, but a few pointers on how to remember someone&#..
The 10-60-90 Principle

The 10-60-90 Principle

The “10-60-90” principle helps people reach their greatest potential in the least amount of time. It goes like this: when you tell an adult how to do something, 10 per cent of what you say will be remembered. If you show an adult how to do something, 60 per cent of what you show will be remembered. If you do something with that same person, 90 ..