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During the Breakfast, the group shifted from a gathering of executives, to a Community of Activators – with new questions and priorities identified. As the morning unfolded, new types of conversations and themes emerged.  

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WHO are Activators? 

Activators are leaders inside of organizations, regions and communities. Some represent large organizations. Others find themselves on the...

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Coming to Toronto all the way from Melbourne, Australia for a six week internship was a huge step out of my comfort zone, but a decision I have no regrets about making.

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While in school, I was purely focused on the content I was forced to memorize, rather than the experience I was gaining through the learning process. I now see the real value behind my education.

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I now have a better understanding of how to integrate art with business, other than just starting an Art Business.

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Just when you think you know what to expect, surprises lurk around the corner. I was certainly surprised recently when our summer student interns presented what they had learned in their brief time at Challenge Factory. 

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In this video, Lisa shares her experience of participating in a global symposium on career development.  And, with the exposure to leading strategic plans, initiatives, and actions other countries have committed to, Lisa reflects on the opportunities Canada has to innovate, advance current initiatives, and lead in the Future of Work. 

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Certain cities in Norway experience the midnight sun in the summer when the sun doesn’t set for a few months. But, how does this affect work and rest?  Norway’s seasonal journey through light and dark reminds us that life is about finding a balance between work and rest; striving hard for your goals, while staying within your natural limits.

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If representatives from around the world came together to reimagine the Future of Work, what would they discuss? How would trends that dominate the thinking in one part of the world be received by others? Is technological advancement a prerequisite or impediment to creative approaches that maximize human potential? Is Canada a leader, a follower or an outlier in terms of work, education, career and vocation?

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After almost 16 years in the making, The Talent Revolution: Longevity and the Future of Work is out and sparking conversations across the nation.  In this article, Lisa reflects on the first leg of her book tour, celebrating the future-focused strategies of our post-secondary institutions.

But this is just the beginning for Lisa Taylor and the Challenge Factory team. Now, with sites on the upcoming International Symposium in Norway, where Lisa will be working alongside leaders from 34 countries, we've put a call out for Canadian leaders to join the conversation. 

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