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Accelerated Program for CMA members!

Do you need a refresher in concepts you learned in the CMA Accelerated Program?  In January 2012, CMA BC will, once again, be offering the modules that make up the Accelerated Program to CMA members*. Whether you took the program a few years ago, and are looking for a refresher on a key topic area or the Accelerated Program is [...]

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Being a Positive Force in any Situation

The CMA Centre for Strategic Change hosts Ryan Quinn – Assistant Professor in Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, consultant to Fortune 500 companies and author of Lift: Becoming a Positive Force in any Situation. No matter what roles a person plays in life – business manager, parent, friend, neighbor, and so forth – we all want to have [...]

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CMA BC’s BC Budget 2011 release

Continued Strong Leadership Vital to B.C.’s Future Vancouver, B.C. – February 15, 2011 — “B.C. continues to recover steadily from the economic challenges of the past couple of years. The province maintains its excellent AAA credit rating and the government’s recent announcement that they are able to reduce the province’s deficit due to higher forecasted revenue demonstrates B.C. is being [...]

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Suggestions for increasing empowerment

How many of the following ways of increasing empowerment do you actively encourage at your workplace? Could any of the following tips bring some of your fellow colleagues or direct reports out of the sidelines and into the spotlight?  Some useful tips to consider this summer… 1. Position Centrality and Criticality * Expand personal communication networks (internal and external). * [...]

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B.C.’s 20 most innovative companies

Innovation – a business buzz word, an elusive quality, thing or way of thinking? Innovation, and being innovative, is a quality most businesses strive for and hope to achieve.  But how can one apply/encourage/create innovation in their business? Featured in this month’s issue of BCBusiness magazine is the 2010 Guide to Innovation where a panel of innovator experts has looked [...]

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2010 Leadership Conference Registration is now open!

Great Leadership is invaluable asset to your team.  In a highly changing environment, it is your leadership that creates a stable foundation for your employees to perform at their best — even in the face of ambiguity. At Conference 2010 you will not only learn the importance of engaged teams and how to become a motivating leader in the ‘Knowledge [...]

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Part 4: Four types of communication from an article by Christa Janke, CMA:

Communication Type #4 Listening: Listening is a vastly underrated skill. In most programs where communication is taught, it’s rarely emphasized or valued. However, where this skill is mastered, organizations save time, energy and resources because messages are heard and fully understood the first time they are communicated. With communication skills (as with many other things in life), practice makes perfect. [...]

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Part 3: Four types of communication from an article by Christa Janke, CMA:

Communication Type #3 Non Verbal: It’s not always just “what you say”, but also “how you say it”. Non-verbal cues are very powerful, making it crucial that you pay attention to your actions, as well as your words. Actions that compliment your words will enhance your message, and actions that do not compliment your words will contract your message. Part [...]

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Part 1: Four types of Communication from an article by Christa Janke, CMA

Communication Type #1 Written: The best written communication is both complete and concise. You should pinpoint the goal of the communication and then focus only on the pertinent facts. You should organize these facts so that your communication is clear and holds the interest of the reader. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

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