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Introversion: Reflections on Susan Cain's "Quiet"

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Colin Johnson, BEd - Director of Operations "What I have taken away from Susan’s book is an appreciation of the different working styles of people. The books and my personal reflections on it have shown me that as a managerthere is not a one-size fits all solution for managing your team." When I started reading Quiet by Susan Cain (New York: Crown Publishers, 2012) I was drawn in quickly to the descriptions and stories that she told and how reflective they were of my own experiences. I was impacted argument that an introverted manager will manage people differently than an...

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Industry Update - Fall 2013

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By Jason Watt, CD, CLU, RHU The low interest rate environment has brought about some new product offerings in the insurance industry. Proving that everything old is new again, a couple of insurers have introduced permanent insurance products featuring variable premiums. Those of you who have been around long enough to remember might recall variable whole life insurance of the early 80s, when the product was designed to take advantage of high interest rates. This time, the product is being marketed to take advantage of putative increases to interest rates. As interest rates go up, and insurers are under less...

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Capilano Construction Update - August 2013

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Construction is moving along here at our Edmonton Campus. We are happy to report that the elevator is up and running again. We have fresh paint, new carpet and tile and a refinished ceiling outside of our offices.   Large sections of the mall have begun to be demolished and sections of parking lot are being dug up to make room for the new development. We appreciate your patience as the area gets a facelift and, judging from the work already completed, it will be for the benefit of our students once the work has finished.   Kelly Brewer

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Industry Update - Summer 2013

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 By Jason Watt, CD, CLU, RHU     The second quarter of 2013 has seen less change from within the insurance industry than we have seen in recent times, but much activity from external sources.  There have been no major entrances or exits from the market by insurers, but there have been several high profile mergers and acquisitions among Managing General Agencies.  Some new product developments have seen the re-introduction of variable premium permanent insurance, as well as moves towards non-guaranteed premium life insurance.  Premiums for level cost of insurance permanent products have increased again, but industry experts generally indicate that...

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Designation Spotlight Summer 2013

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By Kelly Brewer, BA     The Elder Planning Counselor™ is the first elder designation designed in Canada. Developed from the ground up by Canadian professionals, the EPC™ provides thorough training for providing the best advice and service to clients over 55.     The Elder Planning Counselor™ course is offered by Business Career College in partnership with the Canadian Initiative for Elder Planning Studies (CIEPS). The designation program takes a comprehensive look at the issues affecting Canada's elders including Aging & Health Issues, Social & Psychological Issues, Financial Issues and Communication & Other Timely Issues. This designation is great for professionals...

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