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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 | 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 | 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 →
work | Sep 13th, 2012

Bryant Terry Cooks Up Savory, Diplomatic Dishes With The American Chef Corps.

Lavin speaker and food justice advocate Bryant Terry has been selected as one of less than 100 chefs to be inducted into the newly formed American Chef Corps. program. The Chef Corps. is a prestigious group of top-rated chefs who will prepare dishes promoting diplomatic exchanges. The program hopes... Continue Reading →