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Soft skills and practices for tech leaders (and future leaders)

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Leadership skills are a hot topic in today’s conscientious business environment. It seems as if articles and studies are split in half; half on universal leadership skills and the other half on industry-specific leadership skills. So, the question is: Are leadership skills specific to each industry? Do industry differences drastically change the competencies managers need in order for their companies to thrive?

Keeping Employees Engaged

Employee engagement used to be viewed as an add-on, only to be dealt with once all other aspects of a company were fully developed. Now, it is recognized as integral to a companies’ success. Rather than being an add-on, it is recognized as the life of an organization. Every leader should be concerned with engagement levels among their employees.

She-TO Boost: Chloe

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For our 10th and final internal She-TO Boost post, we’re excited to present our Marketing Intern— Chloe. As our youngest team member, Chloe brings an exciting and positive energy to our Toronto office. She’s our social media guru, and she happily and effectively tackles each challenge that comes her way. She’s never seen without an iced coffee in hand, or a stylish, J.Crew inspired outfit. Once the summer is done, Chloe will be moving back to Kingston, Ontario for her second year of Commerce at Queens University.

She-TO Boost: Victoria

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It’s our ninth instalment of She-TO Boost, and we’re excited to give you an inside look at Victoria — CTO Boost’s Project Manager. As one of the brain’s behind the conceptualization of She-TO Boost, Victoria is a clear example of what it means to be a powerful, strong woman in tech. Though Victoria comes from a small town North of Haliburton, she has big city dreams. After studying law in University, Victoria made the decision to pursue an alternative career path: Tech. Victoria is a meticulously organized Project Manager with a witty sense of humour and a team-player attitude which derives from her background in competitive sports. She’s quick to lend a helping hand to anyone in need, so much so that she’s the team-appointed IT support person. As a strong behind-the-scenes force at CTO Boost, we’re pleased to put Victoria in the spotlight for once!

She-TO Boost: Mikayla

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For our 8th installment of She-TO Boost we are pleased to present Mikayla, our Marketing Specialist! Venti iced americano in hand, Mikayla welcomes and tackles every challenge that comes her way. Her hard work is about to pay off- next week is her graduation and her birthday! Mikayla’s energy lights up the London office, and the Toronto office is always looking forward to Thursdays when she comes in!

She-TO Boost: Emily

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Emily is a quiet but deadly force in our company’s tech room, and is a subject matter expert on almost everything data related. Whether she’s working away on a technical presentation for a conference, or building out a recommendation engine, everything that Emily works on is completed with the highest degree of accuracy. When Emily isn’t running the tech room, she’s sharing her delicious treats and rose tea from China with the team, or leading a quick, mid-day stretching session.

She-TO Boost: Cristina

For this week’s She-TO Boost Blog Series, we are pleased to present Cristina — CTO Boost’s Business Analyst. Whether it’s crafting the She-TO Boost questions, sharing a fun tid-bit of information, or undertaking new research, it often seems as though there is nothing she can’t do. She’s even been dubbed the company poet, as she’s responsible for writing the beautiful birthday poems we share for each employee. When she isn’t analyzing research, you can find Cristina sipping on a glass of wine on a patio or training for her next triathlon.

Women in Tech: She-TO Boost

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It’s no secret that technology is a male-dominated industry. According to a recent study, women hold less than 20 percent of the technology jobs in the United States, despite accounting for more than half of the country’s workforce. Recently, Observer published an article outlining some statistics that show how large the gender gap in technology is. Here are some key takeaways.

She-TO Boost: Maggie

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It’s the fifth instalment of She-TO Boost, and this week we’re featuring CTO Boost’s Administrative Assistant – the marvellous Maggie! Whether it’s organizing a company outing, crossing another item of her to-do list, or preparing for the next conference, Maggie is the foundation of the company and keeps everything running smoothly. She’s a lover of all things wine, pizza, and food-related, and she ensures that our employees are never without a mid-day, pick-me-up snack. Plus, she’s likely the only person that could keep our CEO Gurminder on time.

Worldwide Stress and the Workplace

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Unsurprisingly, our current society experiences higher levels of stress than previous generations. In 2019, it is estimated that over 700 million people worldwide are affected by mental health issues – many of which are directly correlated to stress. For many academics and researchers, the cause of these elevated levels of stress is clear: The Fourth Industrial Revolution.