May 30 2016

Article

Human Capital and Management

Take control instead of being controlled

By Sylvie Boisvert

And, when it comes to stress, let me ask you this: What do you think the primary purpose of stress is? If you said that it’s a survival mechanism, you got it right! And, that’s quite important to understand because, in reality, it signifies that “without stress, there is no life.” Logically, this means that we cannot live without stress. In other words, because stress is essential to survival, we cannot live without it.

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November 16 2015

Article

Human Capital and Management

Resilience and you…

By Pierre Lescarbeau

Have you ever wondered why certain people are able to stay calm when faced with a catastrophe or difficult situation, whereas other simply fall to pieces? Those who are able to maintain their composure demonstrate what psychologists refer to as resilience—the ability to deal with problems and with failure. Resilient individuals are able to use their skills and strengths to face problems and challenges head on and recover well once these situations have subsided.

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The challenging economic situation of the last few years has forced companies to constantly re-evaluate their marketing strategies and business processes in order to increase their competitiveness. These efforts are part of an ongoing quest for excellence—and operational excellence is the key to helping companies reduce costs and improve productivity.

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