Saturday, December 01, 2012

Golden Oldies

Alberta Oil Sands Investment Real Estate News®
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December 1st., 2012
Volume 13, Issue 7

Dear Friends and Partners,

I took part in pretty good workshop last week and here's one of the takeaways I got;
"If you want people to listen to you, listen to them". Simple enough, right? Something good to practice everyday and double time over the holidays.

At this event we were seated in tables of 5. I immediately noticed that my partner for the morning session had a real knack at asking excellent questions and then listening empathetically to the reply. Actually, it really wouldn't have mattered if her questions weren't as good as they were, it was at the quality and depth of her listening.

I asked her what line of work she was in and it turned out that she is a psychologist. Now you don't need to be a psychologist to listen well, but granted she's honed her skills. Nevertheless speaking with her reminded me of the effectiveness asking a few quality questions can bring. The real skill can be found in and waiting, listening and drawing out your partners reply - and not necessarily comment on it, just acknowledging it.

Another useful comment the speaker made was to 'Grow your strengths and manage your weaknesses'. It's a fairly popular adage and also a powerful one, especially when you apply it to the people that you work with, your family and your kids. Have them tell you what they perceive as strengths/weaknesses and then build them up whenever you have the chance. If you have kids you know they will love this exercise and your wife will tell you without asking!

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Alberta Oilsands to Propel Canadian Economy for Next 25-30 Years, Report Says
EDMONTON - Many Canadians don’t realize how vital the Alberta oilsands are to the national economy, and the need for a public dialogue based on facts is critical to the success of the industry, says the co-author of a report by a leading financial advisory firm.

“The oilsands are going to be the economic engine for the country for the foreseeable future, for the next 25 to 30 years, and it is akin to the impact of building the national railway in the 1880s,” said Marc Joiner, a partner at Deloitte in Toronto.

The firm’s report, Gaining Ground in the Sands 2013, outlines 10 obstacles and opportunities and cites the need for a national debate and some kind of unified action and direction, perhaps along the lines of the Canadian energy strategy being promoted by Alberta Premier Alison Redford.

The Deloitte report lists some facts about the oilsands, including the estimated generation of $2.1 trillion in economic benefits over the next 25 years and 905,000 jobs across Canada by 2035. Outside Alberta, about $5 billion each year in supplies and services will be flooding into the province, primarily from B.C., Ontario and Quebec, states the report.  GRAB THIS STORY


 Finding Skilled Workers a Tough Job All Over the World, Not Just Alberta

By Gary Lamphier, Edmonton Journal, November 27th 2012

EDMONTON - With the lowest jobless rate and the fastest-growing economy in Canada, Alberta is again grappling with labour shortages.
The situation isn’t yet as severe as it was at the height of the last boom, but if existing trends persist, a repeat of 2006-2007 may be just a year or two away.

Which is why Alberta government and business leaders have spent the past year pounding the table, warning of a looming shortage of more than 100,000 workers by 2020.

What is less well known, however, is that Alberta’s labour challenges are hardly unique. If anything, the global competition for qualified workers will get far tougher in the years ahead.   FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE


Calgary Top Real Estate Investment Market in Canada, Edmonton Ranked Second

By Mario Toneguzzi, Calgary Herald, November 12th 2012

CALGARY — Calgary has been ranked as the top real estate investment market in the country followed by Edmonton by the Real Estate Investment Network Ltd.
In its Top Alberta Investment Towns report, REIN said that Alberta’s economy has come out on top after a few years of economic turbulence.

The report identifies towns and regions poised to outperform other regions of the province over the next three to five years.

And none is better than Calgary.

“After a couple of roller-coaster years, Calgary is back on a roll. The return of jobs to the city, as well as greatly reduced office vacancy rates show us that the city’s short slump has come to an end,” said the report. “Recording a GDP growth of three per cent in 2011, and one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, it’s no wonder Calgary is sitting as one of the top places in North America for property investors. When you combine the economic fundamentals, the population growth, and a burgeoning provincial economy, it is easy to see why so many businesses and people have come to call the city home.  READ MORE HERE


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