Marie-Hélène Budworth

Associate Professor of Human Resource Management, specializing in learning, development & motivation.

Marie-Hélène Budworth

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Passion

July 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off on Passion · Uncategorized

I had one of THOSE moments over the weekend.  With a title such as passion, this likely requires significant qualification. As an academic, I have the enormous privilege of attending conferences and speaking with thought leaders in my field.  Last week, the Canadian Positive Psychology Association hosted a conference in Ottawa where leading researchers and […]

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Neuroscience meets social science

June 4th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

I have been reading Matthew D. Lieberman‘s book, Social: Why our brains are wired to connect.  It is incredibly interesting. Lieberman describes scientific studies that use brain imaging technology to observe the neural pathways in the brain that are active as individuals perform certain tasks.  This type of work gives us great insight into how […]

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Finding meaning at work when suffering loss

May 15th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

This is a call for volunteers more than a Blog post.  My co-author, Kate Rowbotham and I are at the very beginning of a research project around how workers deal with personal loss.  As an initial step, I am looking to speak with one or two people who have suffered the loss of a friend […]

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Overdoing your strengths

April 29th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

Last week, the School of HRM hosted an event where Glain Roberts-McCabe of the Executive Roundtable shared her ideas about leadership – and she has a lot of them!  As the president and founder of this leadership development firm, Glain has worked with all kinds of leaders from a range of firms.  I asked Glain to […]

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The future of HRM

April 2nd, 2014 · 9 Comments · Uncategorized

A couple of weeks ago, I served as a judge for a case competition hosted by McMaster University.  The competition, Focus 2040, asked students to consider one simple question – what does HR look like in the future?  A larger field of competitors had been narrowed down to a group of 10 finalists.  Over the […]

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Positive Psychology

February 27th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Uncategorized

Yesterday, I gave a talk on positive psychology.  The aim was to create a buzz about the topic at York University and to get people excited about the upcoming Canadian Positive Psychology conference to be held in Ottawa.  As a Board member for the Canadian Positive Psychology Association, I have been anxiously looking forward to this conference.  We have an […]

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Olympic fever!

February 11th, 2014 · Comments Off on Olympic fever! · Uncategorized

I am completed addicted to watching the Olympics!  I watch them every time – winter, summer whatever. They allow me to experience a full range of emotions – anticipation, excitement, pride, and even tears.  This year’s Olympics have not disappointed; the win by the Dufour-Lapointe sisters, the repeat performance by Bilodeau – amazing moments.   […]

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What have I been up to?

January 29th, 2014 · Comments Off on What have I been up to? · Uncategorized

It has been a while friends!  Please forgive my absence.  It has been a busy semester but I am about to start a new MHRM course so I thought it was time to restart this Blog.  I really enjoy having this here to engage students between classes.  Due to the structure of the MHRM course, […]

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Can you spot the taker?

July 19th, 2013 · Comments Off on Can you spot the taker? · Uncategorized

I just started reading Adam Grant‘s first book called Give and Take.  It is quite well done.  When reading non-fiction written by an academic, it can sometimes be inaccessible and at other times overly simplified, Grant does a really nice job of representing the complexity of the research while using rich and entertaining storytelling devices. […]

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Trudeau – Reframing the attack ad

April 24th, 2013 · Comments Off on Trudeau – Reframing the attack ad · Uncategorized

There is something really interesting happening in Canadian politics at the moment.  The Liberal party who, for decades, held great power in this country has been struggling.  There was a need for some kind of reinvigoration.  As you will be aware, this came in the form of Justin Trudeau, the newly elected Liberal leader.  I […]

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