Skin Deep

By Tina Varughese / December 15, 2021 / 0 Comments

This holiday season finds us wearing masks due to Covid19. Now more than ever remember that underneath all of those masks we truly are all the same.

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I Can See Your Voice

By Tina Varughese / November 6, 2021 / 0 Comments

What is Unconscious Bias? Our brains take shortcuts to process information, I Can See Your Voice is an example of how you automatically have an opinion before you have the facts.

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Coping with Covid

By Tina Varughese / April 15, 2021 / 0 Comments

Like everyone else, I’ve been coping with Covid. As a keynote speaker of large conferences and events, to say that my calendar has freed up, would be a slight understatement. On March 12, 2020 (BC- before Covid) I received a standing ovation in Fredericton, New Brunswick after my presentation- it was glorious and, upon reflection, […]

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Getting your Zzz’s – The Role of Sleep in the Art of Productivity

By Tina Varughese / February 27, 2021 / 0 Comments

It’s getting busy at work, you have two meetings tomorrow and task upon task is awaiting completion. You have two choices, you can either go to bed, or, spend some extra time preparing yourself for the day to come. You choose to spend the extra time preparing yourself for the next day and end up […]

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Women in Leadership

By Tina Varughese / January 30, 2021 / 0 Comments

Why Mitigating Gender Bias in the Workplace is Important to All of Us Hungry for learning more about the biases you may have without even realizing it? Here’s some food for thought (pun absolutely intended). A quick google image search of the word “professor” reveals that over 90% of professors are Caucasian men. Now although […]

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What Generational Differences in the Workplace and a Charcuterie Board Have in Common

By Tina Varughese / December 12, 2020 / 0 Comments

Have you ever wondered what generational differences and a charcuterie board possibly have in common?  Well, while at a friend’s home on the weekend I was delighted to see an amazing assortment of delicious meats and cheeses that crowded a charcuterie board.  The textures, the display, the colour, the salty and sweet all combined on […]

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Work-Life Balance and Boundaries

By Tina Varughese / November 14, 2020 / 0 Comments

It’s summer and being from Saskatchewan we love us some Roughrider football. It’s exciting to be a Rider fan, you get caught up in all the fan-fare, the cheering, the beering, the buzz, Rider Pride and Gainer the Gopher. Yes, Gainer the Gopher, an energetic and enthusiastic rodent who is truly one of a kind. […]

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How Hierarchy Differs Across the World

By Tina Varughese / May 21, 2020 / 0 Comments

Remember when you were a young child and your parent introduced you to a neighbour?  They would introduce the neighbour as Mr. or Mrs.  and from that point on you referred to that person as Mr. or Mrs. This simple example is hierarchy.  Hierarchy, as defined in the dictionary, is a system or organization in […]

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Freddie Mercury- the Epitome of Diversity, Inclusion and Rock ‘n Roll

By Tina Varughese / March 7, 2020 / 0 Comments

Freddie Mercury- the Epitome of Diversity, Inclusion and Rock ‘n Roll Everybody remembers their first 45 single; first concert; first song they ever slow danced to. My first 45 was the single, “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen. It’s not even my favourite Queen song now but growing up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan as a […]

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Likeability is key to Persuasion

By Tina Varughese / December 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

According to Dr. Richard Wiseman’s book, 59 Seconds: Think a Little, Change a Lot” when it comes to persuasion, likeability is key. There’s a phenomena called the “spontaneous trait transference” (hmm, sounds like an episode of the Big Bang Theory) Essentially, when you pass along positive comments about a colleague, the listener subconsciously applies those […]

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