Excel: Learn Far More Than the Basics

Almost every professional office role involves Excel in some capacity. And that’s not surprising, because Excel contains around 500 different functions. The first Excel for Mac was released in 1985, and the first Windows version came out in November 1987. Since then, it’s grown to phenomenal heights. Here at The Great Canadian Training & Consulting […]

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Tough Conversations – Never Easy, But You Can Get Better!

Like it or not, tough conversations are a part of our normal business life. We have interactions that are pleasant, but sometimes we all find ourselves in a situation involving some kind of conflict. Employers and leaders especially so. Since you can’t always avoid tough conversations, the most important thing to do is learn how […]

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OneNote – It’s for Everyone

OneNote is one of the greatest unsung success stories ever to come out of Microsoft. It’s the ultimate place to store and share your information in a single, easy-to-access location. Do you use it? You should! This month we’ll tell you why you need this software, and get you started along a path you will […]

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Three Workplace Goals for 2022 and How to Reach Them

There’s a motivational quote ascribed to Karen Lamb that says, “A year from now, you may wish you had started today.” Have you ever had a goal that you would have liked to achieve but just never got started on? Most of us have at one time or another. We just never started it “today”. […]

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Remote Employees – Why Is Professional Skills Training So Important?

Adapting to the demands of working remotely has been difficult for many of us. What have you found to be some of the challenges? Perhaps you miss the face-to-face camaraderie of being in the office. Or perhaps you’ve experienced the unfortunate situation of a message being misunderstood, and now there are hurt feelings between you […]

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Training For Transitions

Do you ever take the time to pause and consider your future career goals? You may have some short-term goals, or perhaps you’re already planning for further down the road. Either way, it’s a good idea to include professional development in your planning. Sometimes we only consider personal development or training to overcome a challenge […]

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The Not-So-Secret to Success

Universally, successful businesspeople will tell you to make use of every legitimate advantage you may have. If you were to buy a new car and discover it came with a free set of winter tires—on rims— wouldn’t you accept the offer? You might not need those winter tires right now, but the time will come […]

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Fast Track Your Development with Our Updated Professional Skills Courses – Part One

Normal workplace Lots of things are happening quickly. 2021 has come to an end and you and your team are likely heading back to work after your vacations. The workplace you are returning to has probably changed from a year or two ago. The ways in which we interact with one another have changed too. […]

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Learn On the Go – The Great Canadian Leadership Podcast

More and more people realize the benefits and the enjoyment of listening to podcasts, and we are proud to announce the recent launch of The Great Canadian Leadership Podcast. Podcasts allow you to listen and learn as you go about your daily routine, and they’re becoming increasingly popular. You can’t watch the news on TV […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Maximizing Your Training Results

How many apps do you have installed on your smartphone? Now, how many of them do you use regularly? Probably only 4 or 5, out of the possibly dozens installed? Sometimes we have things that could be useful timesavers, but we end up not using them fully. We don’t maximize the potential benefits. How can […]

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