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A great post, especially if you feel unchallenged in your job.
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Often the traits that land the job are the ones that lead to failure. Taking a broader view of talent and the traits that promote long-term success would likely lead to better organizational performance.
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FTA: "The CEB research indicates that one of the key problems is that qualified, diverse candidates are not getting due consideration for leadership roles, owing to unconscious (and sometimes conscious) bias in hiring and promotion decisions."

We've probably all seen examples where some people are more qualified for a position but don't get it because of some biases against them. But with increasing competition and the threat of not having qualified people able to take over when people retire, it's critical to start looking at ways to ensure that the right people are selected and groomed. Adding some more objective measures could certainly help.
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Introverts are generally overlooked because they're so quiet and reflective, yet they can bring invaluable insights into problems (usually if they're simply asked).
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Even though it's not real-world experience, I think that the simulation is a brilliant idea that allows students to apply the concepts in a more concrete way. We used Markstrat simulations in some of my marketing courses, and they were one of the best parts of the class and really helped to reinforce the concepts while working in a "competitive" environment.
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While I'm not so sure about using the tablet (it seems like it would be awkward to perform the surgery), this is very cool. Allowing surgeons to better visualize and see things that they can't with their eyes should help to improve long-term outcomes.
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From a management perspective, a very interesting read. The leaders of these organizations have some serious challenges to overcome.
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Very cool! While there's still a lot of work to allow this to the point where it can be used in humans, it gives a promising path forward. 
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Written material is one of the ways in which customers first encounter a company, so having good writing is critical. A company shouldn't be expected to produce a great literary work, but its content should at least be clearly written, well-organized, and free of basic grammatical and spelling errors.
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Entrepreneur, Professor, Marketer, Writer
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  • Information Services Corporation of Saskatchewan
    Market Reserach Analyst, 2010 - present
  • University of Regina
    Adjunct Professor, 2005 - present
  • Self-Employed
    Property Manager, 2009 - present
  • Information Services Corporation of Saskatchewan
    Business Writer, 2007 - 2010
  • Self-Employed
    Personal Trainer, 2006 - 2009
  • University of Regina
    Research Assistant, 2004 - 2005
  • University of Regina, Registrar's Office
    Technical Writer, 2003 - 2003
  • Saskpower
    Technical Writer, 2002 - 2003
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Entrepreneur, Professor, Humanitarian--trying to make the world a little better day-by-day.
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I'm an inquisitive and knowledgeable entrepreneur and philosopher at heart who balances profitability with my passion for doing good. By blending different ideas, I imagine the future then work to make it real. I'm the relaxing sigh from tension, often supporting others in solving their problems.

Active in the community, I sit on the board of the Regina Home Economics for Living Project, volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, and having lost my mom to, and having someone close to me afflicted with cancer, am a regular platelet donor, helping those undergoing chemotherapy to recover. I also provides microloans to people in developing countries through Kiva, and I donate to a number of charities including the Nature Conservancy of Canada, the World Society for the Protection of Animals, and Unicef.

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  • University Of Regina
    Master of Business Administration, 2011 - 2013
  • University Of Regina
    B.Sc. Economics, 2009 - 2011
  • University Of Regina
    MA English, 2002 - 2005
  • University Of Regina
    BA (Hons) Psychology, 1995 - 2001
  • University Of Regina
    BA English, 1995 - 2001
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