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A Coach Approach to Building Leadership Across Cultures

Coaching and Mentoring

Next Coach Certification Course Starts January 28, 2015   Cowan Coach Certification     Cowan International announces the start of our next Cowan Coach Certification group on January 28th. Cowan Coach Certification is designed for mining professionals who believe in the power of coaching as a way to transform human potential and develop talent as…

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Coachology : Cowan Coach Certification, South Africa

Coach Certification

Congratulations To An Amazing Group       Congratulations to an amazing group of coaches in training who just completed the first leg of their certification journey in Johannesburg, South Africa over the weekend of June 27, 2015!! We enjoyed a wonderful and enlightening weekend with colleagues from across Africa and the world. The weekend…

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Coachology : Employee Onboarding For Engagement and Retention

Employee onboarding

As a CEO you painstakingly plan attracting, recruiting and hiring of new employees. You assign a budget to an internal recruitment team or third party service provider to conduct the search and selection process. HR works with department heads to assess needs and write job descriptions. Time and resources allocated to the hiring process quickly…

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Africa : Rethinking The Role Of Expatriates In Mining

expatriate, mining

When a mining company transplants an expat into Africa in a management role is training, hiring, and succession planning part of the assignment? Advancing Skill Development and Competencies of Nationals   Making local talent development a high priority by attaching measurable objectives outcomes is arguably the most important role of an expatriate assigned to remote…

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Lessons from Tom Peters : Becoming a Talent Magnet

talent magnet

This article is a tribute to Tom Peters, leadership guru, otherwise known as the “Red Bull” of management thinkers.   People Are Everything       Imagine a world in which leaders recognize that talent doesn’t just support the brand, it is the brand. So how does an organization become a talent magnet? Peters’s rules…

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Cowan Tips : Expats Keeping Fit On The Job


Contributed by: Lisa Parent, Cowan Client Services Specialist Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. Being a mining engineer, or driller, or even a financial accountant for mining companies your career can lead you to all corners of the world in various types of living arrangements. Mine sites for example are typically found in…

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Canada Oil and Gas Jobs: How To Attract Generation Y

A few weeks ago,  Cowan took a look at global workforce trends. This week, we’re taking a look  at the talent crisis impacting the oil and gas industry as a result of the industry’s difficulty in attracting young talent. Canada’s oil and gas sector is expected to create over 16,000 new jobs within the next ten…

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Job Interviews : 8 Ways To Beat Out The Competition

Making an impression in an interview can be a nerve wracking challenge for some professionals. While there are skills shortages affecting skilled technicians like Drill Operators in Oil and Gas, you always want to approach an interview ready to impress. Follow these guidelines to blow your competition out of the water: 1. Research The Company…

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Oil and Gas: Where Are the Jobs In Canada’s Booming Industry?

While the Canadian oil and gas industry is predominantly focused on the oil sands of Alberta, twelve out of Canada’s thirteen provinces now have an active oil and gas industry. Alberta As the major producer of oil and gas, Alberta is responsible for the majority of oil and gas jobs in Canada. The province directly…

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Cowan in Latin America : A Focus on Chile

Cowan recently opened its first Latin American office in Santiago, Chile. Chile is the fifth largest economy in South America and the biggest producer of copper in the world.  With a positive business environment and a stable economy, Chile contributes significantly to the global mining industry. Copper mining in Chile represents 20% of its GDP and 60%…

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