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Who are you MEANT to be?

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2013

My friend Anne Dranitsaris and her daughter Heather Dranitsaris-Hilliard have written a book "Who are you MEANT to be?" which is based on the Striving Styles Assessment tool and system which they also developed.   I love having this resource available to me.  I find the tool and the system remarkable in terms of its ability to effectively assess the way my "brain" operates. However, the truly wonderful part of their work is they take their assessment tool to the next level by describing the way each "Striving Style" operates so I can understand what makes me tick, my relationship style, how I satisfy my needs, when I am in a self-protective mode or a self-actualizing mode, what activates my self-protective system, ...

12 questions to get a jump on the year ahead

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Friday, January 4, 2013

Eileen Chadwick a work-life and career coach and principal of Big Cheese Coaching in Toronto wrote a column for the Globe in late December in which she shared 12 questions she uses to focus her reflection on the year past and the year ahead. She invites readers to do the same, answer the questions in order to take stock and consider their intentions and aspirations for 2013.   Ms Chadwick provides six questions which focus on the past year. 1. What went well? 2. In what ways did I grow and evolve? 3. What were my favourite moments of 2012? 4. What do I need to clean out or let go of now to be ready to start fresh in 2013? 5. What and who am I ...

Workplace 101

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Friday, October 19, 2012

In the October issue of CAmagazine, there is a great article Workplace 101 written by Lisa van de Geyn. The tag line says: "So, you've landed your first accounting gig. Want to impress your colleagues, manager and partners? Follow this advice from CAs who have been there."   I thought the artilce was well worth reading.  It offers ten tips to navigate a first job successfully. The ten tips are:   1. Find a good fit. 2. Sponge smarts off the seniors. 3. Respect office culture. 4. Find a mentor. 5. Embrace your errors. 6. Be passionate. 7. Put in your hours...and then some. 8. Remember the other two Rs. (Reading and writing.) 9. Work it outside the office. 10. Ask questions.   I think the entire article is worth reading for those just starting ...

Why Women Should Stop Trying To Be Perfect

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A friend forwarded me the link to a great article in The Daily Beast written by Deborah Spar, the President of Barnard College. I have included the link below. The article is fairly long and well worth reading to the very end!   http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/09/23/why-women-should-stop-trying-to-be-perfect.html   I would love you to share your thoughts in the Comments section below!