When the Politically Correct Dance Fails Us

CBC
Nov. 17, 2014

Today the world got verified news that another innocent person has perished at the hands of extremists. Does anyone actually believe that talking and doing a politically correct dance will end their violence?

This is not the first time the world has seen a disturbing evil and been forced to choose between action and inaction. Last week, I had the honour of speaking at a Remembrance Day Service in my hometown. My title for the talk was “Freedom Is Not Free”. I spoke of my grandfather getting on a boat in WWII so that innocent people were not overrun. He was injured and discharged, but other comrades were not so ‘lucky’. When people in Europe remember what Canadians did to end the brutality in their nations in those years, they gush with gratefulness.

Most civilized nations today have no desire to resort to force to stop certain movements, but unfortunately for all of us, force is the only language some movements understand.

If you were the leader of a western nation, what would your response be to ISIS, Russian invasion into the Ukraine and other human rights atrocities across the globe?

Three Skills That Increase Your Income

workopolis
Oct. 22, 2014

The economic climate is shifting more quickly than ever before! The chances are that the skills you learned in college need to be upgraded or replaced entirely. The temptation is to lament this fact, rather than recognizing and responding to the increasing opportunities that are around us.

Today is a great day for creatives and innovators who are vocationally nimble and ask themselves:

  • How can I re-package my old skills for a new market?
  • How can I upgrade my skills?
  • How can I leverage my skills as a veteran in my field of expertise?
  • What new skills can I add to my tool belt?

Photo credit: Julia Roy / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND

In this article, two of the three skills (writing & speaking, not writing code!) are cross-disciplinary skills that I have been personally developing over the last few years. I was encouraged that I was on the right track and that I am have increasing opportunities to coach people in those areas.

How might you leverage these skills that increase your income?

 

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Finding Your Sweet Spot

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