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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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"There’s no hiding behind what other people have done, said or thought in this book. I set out to challenge traditional thinking and shake up the HR and Career Development world. It’s a revolution, after all."

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Revolutions are messy. They disrupt and challenge what is currently in place, without fully revealing what is to come. When living through revolutionary times, it is easy to think that the full story can be known. We tell ourselves narratives that make the changes of the day less painful or more aligned with our own values, interests and beliefs.   

The Talent Revolution is also messy. There are many topics and technologies, groundswells and gurus all competing for attention to help paint a picture of the Future of Work.   

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