Here’s How You Create Change
Have you ever made a New Year’s Resolution? Become a more effective manager. Become a better listener. Lose 20 pounds. Those are tall orders.
Have you kept those resolutions all year?
By mid-February, most of the New Year’s resolutions are usually gathering dust, and all you have is the guilt of not succeeding.…Read More
So Be Authentic
In the past year, I have lost over a foot of hair and let my lovely locks grow au naturel.
Why am I writing about my short, silver hair?
Because people are talking about me anyway so I may as well do as I like.…Read More
Mental Health and Business
This morning our Business Mastermind group met to have a conversation about something that even we as good friends avoid. Mental Health.
We don’t want to be seen as weak or broken. We sweep it under the rug and try to power through it – whether it’s addiction to food, drugs, gambling, or shopping, anxiety and depression, or bipolar disorder.…Read More
What’s your next big scary step?
This week nearly 50 engineering, human resources, training, sales, and other professionals from all over the world graduated from the MBA program at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John.
I am proud to have played a small part in their development as one of their instructors.
These MBA graduates came from Armenia, Jamaica, Jordan, Taiwan, Nigeria, Vietnam, and more.…Read More
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 the moving company.…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