You’re Not a Superhero
Remember I told you about moving into a new office last month? When the movers left, I headed to the university to teach a class.
Wham! A young woman rear-ended my car in traffic. (Spoiler alert: I’ll be fine.)
I checked on the other driver and then made the usual phone calls – police, the university to say I’d be late, my physiotherapist Denise for an appointment, and hubby.…Read More
Teamwork is Key
Last month I moved into a new office at 89 Canterbury Street. If you’re like me, packing, lifting furniture, and unpacking isn’t up there on your list of favourite things to do. But I was extremely grateful for the strong arms, careful movements, and communication skills of the gentlemen from Lawrence and Sons.…Read More
Try 100 Days of Happy
Some days happy takes more effort than others. Right?
I was scrolling through my Facebook memories a few months ago and saw two years ago where I had started 100 Days of Happy. I had been inspired by a friend’s gratitude posts, so each day for 100 Days I had shared something that made me happy that day.…Read More
Humility Humility Humility. Then Apologize.
It was like an out-of-body experience. I could feel myself being cranky. Really, really cranky, and I couldn’t seem to stop.
It was my fault.
I was in pain, and I should have said so and left.…Read More
The Power of Reading
Extraordinary people. Great leaders. Creative thinkers. They do this thing. Every day. They read.
Oprah, Bill Gates, Arianna Huffington… Some statistics show that successful people read four or five books per month.
Isn’t it time you got started?…Read More
Lessons from an Intern
We were very pleased to host our first New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) student this summer. Here are Cristina Bregel’s thoughts on productivity…
Oh, hello Catherine’s readers. It is nice to finally write to you. I’m sure you don’t know who I am, but let me tell you my story. …Read More
Yes, you read that correctly
It has been one of those periods when I have been hesitant to pick up my phone or check social media, as I have learned of deaths of friends from years ago or their loved ones or life-threatening health issues for others.…Read More
Today you are going to make a mistake. As will each member of your team. Now the tough part… decide that it’s okay.
Of course, you’d love to be right all the time. Who wouldn’t? I’d love it if my every decision as a leader worked out the way I wanted.…Read More
Positivity and Productivity
Everything was going well. But I was so cranky.
I love my work, training business people to improve their communication skills with colleagues and clients. It truly is my passion.
Yet even the Champions for Change can get grumpy.…Read More
5 Steps to Organize and Boost Productivity
In my last post, we talked about the cost of the collection of clutter at work. Why bother to organize your workspace? The typical executive loses 150 hours a year (almost an entire month), searching for lost information. …Read More