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Why Leaders Should Focus on Job Performance Instead of Cannabis Usage
Published 11/2/2018 in Kyle Kalloo
Author Kyle Kalloo
Note: This article contains 988 words and 1 image, with an estimated read time of 4 minutes.   The Canadian government recently announced the legalization of cannabis for non-medical use. This significant and rapid change to the legal status of cannabis raises new challenges and questions for Canadian employers. It is expected that there will be a major increase in the consumption of cannabis for non-medical purposes post-legalization. A survey conducted by Deloitte revealed that an estimated 22% of the Canadian adult population consumes recreational cannabis on an occasional basis while about 17% will be willing to try it out if it were legal. This brings the figure to about 40% of the adult population. Furthermore, a significant increase in the number of cannabis users in some states in the United States where recreational use is legal indicates that there’s a possibility that the number of Canadians using cannabis will increase after full legalization. There... read more ❯
What if All I Want is a Mediocre Life
Published 10/23/2018 in Christopher Lawrence
Author Christopher Lawrence
“What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful. ~ Dalai Lama Recently I read a beautiful piece titled “What if all I want is a mediocre life”.  The writer emphasized that the world is always pushing us to be better, to hustle, to improve, strive for excellence. The mandate we so often follow in our, social media inundated, everything is always happy, I am amazing, look at me, world is go big or go home. It was a good read. But I disagree with her concept of mediocrity. The life she described is not mediocre in any way. I believe the kind of life described is really full of envious accomplishments. The mediocre life she describes could be the ultimate goal that many people are striving toward. Maybe it’s even the ultimate sign of a purposeful life. As a Life Coach I usually encounter clients who want to... read more ❯
How Reiki Changed My Life
Published 10/11/2018 in Catherine Munro
Author Catherine Munro
When I was experiencing a most difficult time in my life, I was introduced to Reiki.  It was 15 years ago, and I was going through a divorce, my Mom was in the early stages of dementia and all of the challenges and heartbreak that goes with that, my brother was extremely ill with a mysterious condition, my car was stolen, my house broken into …. all happening over a span of about 12 months. As you can imagine, I seemed to be in a constant state of worry, with my stomach in knots.  The stress was playing havoc with my body – sleepless nights, headaches, body aches, compromised immune system (catching lots colds).  A friend highly recommended Reiki, and even though I was a bit skeptical I was anxious to feel better and relieve the stress!  But after experiencing that first Reiki session I felt my body tension and overwhelm... read more ❯
The Failure of “Good-Enough” Cultures in the Workplace
Published 10/11/2018 in Kyle Kalloo
Author Kyle Kalloo
Note: This article contains 1067 words and 1 image, with an estimated read time of 4 minutes.   Leaders are bombarded daily with choices; a choice to do right or wrong; a choice to do nothing; a choice to do the right thing or to do the barest minimum required to get the job done. Unfortunately, people have become comfortable with working in cultures where mediocrity and low expectations are the norm. Some leaders have learned to tolerate bad things happening in the workplace because to them "it's has always been that way." They have adopted a hopeless and disinterested attitude and operate with mediocrity as the standard. Sometimes the leader takes the path of least resistance, with the hopes of holding on to their position and employment longer. In time of mistakes, there’s no thorough investigation on the part of leaders to find out how to change processes to prevent further recurrences.  The concept... read more ❯
The Five Best Questions to Ask Yourself During Personal Conflict
Published 10/9/2018 in Christopher Lawrence
Author Christopher Lawrence
We all deal with conflict at some point in our lives. Whether it be at work, home or school. Conflict can happen with anyone, it can be with family, friends, coworkers, bosses, teachers, students or even the person on the street that cut you off and gave you the finger. And conflict can be about anything what-so-ever, no topic is safe from conflict in our world. Conflict can not be avoided; however, it can be managed and it can be productive.  There are a lot of different ways to deal with conflict but why not start by asking yourself these powerful questions before, during or even after you are in conflict to ensure that your conflict is productive. All of the questions are introspective. Meaning, we cannot control what anybody else does but we can control what we do, so we always want to start with us? What am I hoping... read more ❯
Using LinkedIn to Transition Brand New Type of Career
Published 9/25/2018 in Christopher Lawrence
Author Christopher Lawrence
It's time for a new career. Something that is different from what you have been doing for the last 5, 10, 15 years or more. How can you use LinkedIn to Transition Brand New Type of Career? According to Jane Heifetz, author of the Harvard Business Review Article "How to use your linked in profile to power a career transition," there are some simple but critical ways of doing this. Be sure to check out the original article as there are some great examples in there about how you can do "niche mixing" - my term for trying to represent yourself as more than one niche. There are so many LinkedIn gurus out there, but for most of us, they won't be necessary in our job search. Instead try following Heifetz advice. While the article is a little oder, I like Heifetz approach because it is simple and easy to follow. Simple... read more ❯
Change My Business Coaching’s Kyle Kalloo Appointed BNI Ambassador – BNI South Alberta Region
Published 9/21/2018 in Change My Life Coaching
Author Kyle Kalloo
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Phone: 844-910-7111 Email: info@changemylifecoaching.ca   CALGARY, AB – September 21, 2018 –Change My Business Coaching and Change My Life Coaching proudly congratulates Kyle Kalloo, CEO and Business and Leadership Coach, on his appointment to BNI Ambassador – BNI South Alberta Region.  The BNI South Alberta Region offers support and guidance to the Leadership Teams and members in the region, which are made up of business professionals. With two decades of experience in senior management positions, Kyle has established a robust record in leadership, people skills, communication, innovative problem-solving abilities and capacity to develop high performance habits. “I love systems that work. And BNI is all about proven systems, procedures and protocols. Every week our members pass referrals to other members that end up turning into closed business. Who doesn’t want to grow their business from referrals? In fact, 83% of my business is from referrals”, says Kyle Kalloo. BNI South Alberta Region encompasses 18 chapters in... read more ❯
Debunking Common Employee Engagement Myths
Published 9/18/2018 in Kyle Kalloo
Author Kyle Kalloo
Note: This article contains 1,656 words and 1 image, with an estimated read time of 7 minutes.   Employee engagement is much more than a buzzword for modern business. In today’s competitive marketplace, employee engagement has emerged as an important component of business success; fostering customer loyalty, promoting retention and improving organizational performance. Engaged employees are fully involved, enthusiastic and committed to their work. Engaged employees are willing to do their best for the success of their organization. Recent studies have shown that companies with engaged employees outperform those without by up to 202%. The United States alone loses an estimated $11 billion on employee turnover, with Canada ranking the 4th globally for highest employee turnover rate at 16% (United States rate at 13%, 5th place, and France being 21% in first place). Employees are more likely to leave the company they work with if they do not feel engaged by or committed to the... read more ❯
The Absolute Best Way to Introduce Someone
Published 9/13/2018 in Catherine Munro
Author Catherine Munro
“Tell us a little bit about yourself” … suddenly - all eyes are on you! If you are like me, when in a group or meeting and introductions are happening around the room, those words instantly make me freeze - my mind goes blank, and for the life of me I can’t think of anything to say!  The natural default is to quickly say what you do for a living, or mention a hobby or interest you have…and then hope that they move on to the next person. But as these types of introductions move around the room they do not give you even a glimpse into the amazing, interesting folks in attendance. Do they make you feel a connection to the person?  Do you want to know more? Author Kate Northrup shared an interesting experience in her blog “Radical Networking for Transformation”where, instead of having each person stand up and introduce themselves, they... read more ❯
Losing Weight and Reducing Inflammation? Choose Your Words Carefully
Published 9/11/2018 in Christopher Lawrence
Author Christopher Lawrence
You might not realize it but what you say can greatly impact your habits and behaviours as it relates to food and healthy choices. Dr. Mike Breen and I run the Healthy Transformations Weight-loss and Anti-Inflammation program. We have been running this program for five years and and we have seen it time and time again. Mindset makes all the difference and part of your mindset is indicated by the words that come out of your mouth. The Healthy Transformations Information Sessions are launching again this fall (2018), please go to the Healthy Transformations website and find a date to register now. Can't find a date? Email us directly info@healthytransformations.ca. How does this work? Our unhealthy habits have roots in the way our culture defines rewards.  We are trained to crave the very foods that hold us back. We feel as though we deserve to treat ourselves or to have a cheat day but... read more ❯