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Historical Non-Fiction in Northern Ontario

Archive for January 29th, 2014

Nose Job

This feel-good advertisement-slash-documentary recently released by Dove came my way today.  Here’s the synopsis from YouTube: “In partnership with the Sundance Institute, directed by Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Cynthia Wade and produced by Sharon Liese, Selfie reveals how we have the power to redefine what is beautiful in all of us.  Selfie captures the digital journey of a group of high school girls and their mothers, as they create a new […]

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Which came first: the rubber chicken, or…?

Continuing with the effective supervision theme, if you read my post on motivation, you might enjoy this  follow-up piece in which I discuss incentives in the workplace.  And rubber chickens. The Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) has uncovered a trend as regards the use of incentives to increase motivation in the workplace.  In brief: they don’t work when misapplied.  Besides that little nugget of perhaps unsurprising information, there is the fact that […]

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