Consulting is as the Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines it: "providing professional or expert advice". However, saying someone is a consultant is a very vague statement since there are so many areas that consultants can operate within. This article provides an introduction to consulting by briefly looking at internal vs. external consulting, as well as an overview … Continue reading So… What Is Management Consulting, REALLY?
The Birth and Infancy of Netflix Netflix became an idea when founder Reed Hastings was furious over owing $40 in late fees to his local Blockbuster. Hastings had forgotten to return a copy of the 1995 film, Apollo 13, of which he could have purchased 3 copies for the same amount he paid in late … Continue reading How a Little Problem Turned Netflix Into a Big Company
Some of the most important learning I've done over the past few years is a principle of collaboration I had long believed in. Its significance was reinforced in an unforgettable fashion when I attended a course on negotiations taught by Peter D. Johnston, Managing Director, NAI Limited. I was part of a double-blind negotiation exercise … Continue reading When I Learned that Negotiation Isn’t About Winning
I met with Gerry Akkerman, Director of Business Technology Programs and Projects at TransLink. The top 3 areas that we focused on were core leadership values, sources of leadership inspiration, and advice to his younger self. Gerry AkkermanImage Source: LinkedIn Our interview began with Gerry explaining his career pathway. He said that he didn’t have … Continue reading Spotlight: Gerry Akkerman and Leadership
The three questions that you will - without a doubt - be asked in your MBA program interview are: Why an MBA? Why now? And why this school? My best advice, from experience, is to be completely honest. The worst answers you can give are the ones that you think the interviewer wants to hear. … Continue reading The 3 Questions in Every MBA Interview and How to Answer Them
Your hard work has paid off and you're now ready to take on your next career opportunity - congratulations! All that is left to do is to tie things up at your current gig. Every career girl should know that leaving an organization is an opportunity to demonstrate personal integrity. The way in which you … Continue reading How to Get a Job-Winning Reference
In the spirit of being a high achiever, you haven't gotten around to using your vacation time. I'm here to tell you that you are not doing yourself a favour by sitting on that mound of hours. Using your vacation time is better for you than you think; not only for your workplace wellness and … Continue reading Taking Your Full Vacation Balance Is Better for You Than You Think
If you live in a big metro area, it's very possible that you measure your commute in more than just minutes. You have likely exhausted all of your music playlists and have heard the same traffic updates at least three times within the last 10 minutes. It's time to introduce your ears to something new: podcasts. Get started with three podcast suggestions specially curated for the emerging professional woman. Continue reading...
You are hunting for a lateral career move with greater opportunity for growth, or you're gearing up to apply for the next appropriate career milestone. All you need to know is how to prepare the perfect resume. This simple tactic may leave you asking yourself, "Why didn't I think of this sooner?" Continue reading...
I get it. You hear the words “interview” and your nerves start buzzing with the spirit of your over-prepared Type A tendencies. Chill – this interview will be the easiest and arguably the most productive career conversation you will have.