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work | Sep 22nd, 2015

Opening Doors for Youth: Dave Wilkin Helps Launch netWORKS

This morning saw the launch of netWORKS: an exciting GTA-based networking and mentoring project that connects companies with young people. Entrepreneurship and leadership speaker Dave Wilkin—founder of TenThousandCoffees.com—is a driving force behind this new resource. In partnership with... Continue Reading →
work | Apr 14th, 2015

Can We Improve Decision-Making Skills? Introducing New Speaker Francesca Gino

New Lavin speaker Francesca Gino is an expert in something most of us could use a little help with: decision-making. She is the author of Sidetracked: Why Our Decisions Get Derailed, and How We Can Stick to the Plan, a book that examines why our decisions get derailed and what we can do to stick to... Continue Reading →
work | Nov 27th, 2014

The Power of Anonymous Work: New Speaker David Zweig on "Invisibles"

Who are the Invisibles? They’re the skilled professionals in your organization who often go unseen or unrecognized, even though they’re vital to your company’s success. New speaker David Zweig studies Invisibles—from the structural engineer at the world's second tallest skyscraper to an interpreter... Continue Reading →
work | Sep 16th, 2014

Up Close & Personal: Susan Pinker On Face-to-Face Contact and Happiness

Psychologist and bestselling author Susan Pinker is back with a fascinating new book: The Village Effect. In it, she shows how face-to-face contact is crucial for learning, happiness, resilience, and longevity—and how it can even save our lives. A recent feature on Pinker and the book in Maclean's... Continue Reading →
work | Jun 18th, 2013

Adapt Or Perish: An Innovation Success Story By Charles Fishman

Adapt or perish. That's the lesson innovation speaker Charles Fishman presents in his new Fast Company article. And, it's the motto that American company Marlin Steel employed to combat aggressive Chinese competition. Companies like Marlin Steel are finding ways to bring jobs back to America;... Continue Reading →
work | May 28th, 2013

"Bill Strickland Is Changing The World": Twitter Reactions to His Recent Keynote

What will the workforce look like in the next decade? How can employers attract the best talent and foster the most productive environments for their employees? Leadership speaker Bill Strickland addressed questions like these at the World Employment Conference in Toronto earlier this month (fellow... Continue Reading →
work | May 14th, 2013

Elizabeth Dunn: Want Happier Employees? Give Them More Time Off

The majority of us probably wish we got paid more. We fantasize about what we'd do with a big raise or a bonus—assuming that a higher paycheck leads to a happier working experience. Work speaker and Happy Money co-author Elizabeth Dunn disagrees. In fact, she has new research to suggest that there... Continue Reading →
work | Dec 11th, 2012

Alex Samuel In HBR: 6 Things To "Get Over" To Improve Your Productivity

While quickly passing information to and from employees and clients is vital to a organization's success, Alex Samuel argues that many companies are not doing so effectively. In a new article in the Harvard Business Review, the social media expert at Vancouver-based research and technology solutions... Continue Reading →
work | Nov 14th, 2012

Brilliant Misfits Wanted: The Lavin Agency is Hiring! [VIDEO]

The Lavin Agency is hiring agents for our Toronto and New York offices, and we do our hiring a little differently. We don't just want to know what you've done. We want to know who you are. In other words—we're looking for brilliant misfits. Or, as President David Lavin describes, "the people who... Continue Reading →
work | Oct 24th, 2012

Busy Work: James Fallows Talks to Productivity Guru David Allen

Do you feel like you're being bombarded with what seems like an overwhelming number of tasks 24/7? James Fallows, National Correspondent for The Atlantic, talks with productivity expert David Allen in a recent article about what it takes to "get things done" in a time when emails and digital... Continue Reading →
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