The Evolution Of CPI

It’s year end here at CPI with October 31, 2017 marking the end of our 35th fiscal year. It’s been a banner year for CPI – with the finance and accounting team reporting one of the best financial years to date.   So we thought we’d take a look and what makes CPI so successful and…

Selfish By Nature

Most have heard the old adage, “nice guys finish last.”  Or how about “you can’t play it safe if you want to get ahead.”   And somewhere along the line, many of us received the message that we had to be ruthless to climb to the top of an organization.  So is it true? Do nice…

Why Make A New Year’s Resolution?

It’s getting to be about that time. Maybe you’ve already gotten a head start on making your New Year’s resolution list. Or maybe you categorically refuse to participate in the ubiquitous tradition of self-denial or self-improvement.  Love it or hate it, we can not escape the New Year’s resolution. Even if we flat out refuse…

Personal Finance And The Power Of Education

In 2010 the US Department of Education released a series of recommendations on providing personal finance education in secondary schools. According to Tony Hobman, Chief Executive, Consumer Financial Education Body (CFEB), providing personal finance education in schools is the best opportunity to embed a basic understanding of financial matters in our young people. However, there…

Personal Branding On Social Media

The information age ushered in the Internet and all things online, including social media.  In the early 1990s, the World Wide Web was developed for commercial purposes. Every company, large and small started to develop their online presence by building websites with home pages or virtual store fronts. Today, our children are growing up in…

Staying Productive At Work Even When You Don’t Want To

We all have days when we just can’t get anything done. We’ve all been there. You can’t seem to concentrate on anything, and you can think of at least a dozen other places that you’d rather be. So what to do? Theoretically, you’ve got 8 to 10 hours ahead of you, as you dread another…

Personal Branding

Maybe you’re familiar with the term brand as it relates to your cereal or your cell phone. We all have brands that we like or we are loyal too. Most of us understand that companies spend money to “brand” a particular item. Who among us doesn’t at least know what Coke is? But today, there’s…

You’ve Been Ghosted!

So you’ve started to job hunt and you’ve upped your networking game to include at least 3 business related engagements a month. You’ve recently attended a local networking event and by fate, you run into the hiring manager of a company you’ve been interested in working for, for years. You don’t want to appear too…

Getting Past The Fear Of Public Speaking

How many people do you know that love to get up in front of a group of people and give a speech? Out of the hundreds of people in your immediate network, there may be one or two people who can tolerate or even enjoy public speaking. And then there are the rest of us….

Another Job Interview? Be Ready!

So you’re on the hunt for a new job? Or maybe your CPI recruiter just called and you have an interview next week! Now what? There are so many books on prepping for an interview that it could potentially take you at least a couple of years to read through all of them – and…