build leaders

Saving the Day Can Hurt the Company

January 30, 2019

Build Leaders Instead

Have you ever thought it was just easier to do it yourself?

How’s that working for you? Getting tired? Overwhelmed?

I totally understand. Passionate managers and entrepreneurs have a specific vision for their organizations. We want things done …

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asking for help

Asking for Help Sucks

January 16, 2019

Until It Doesn’t

I’d like to be some sort of super woman who doesn’t have to ask anyone else for help. Sound familiar?

Do you hate asking for help too?

Running a business is like its own personal growth program. …

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3 PowerPoint Practices That Make People Cringe

February 5, 2018

Technology is Great… When You Know How to Use It

Don’t turn people off when you present. These annoying habits will distract people. Build slides that help instead of hurt your message.

Here are three unfortunately common mistakes and how to fix them…


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courageous change

Courageous Change

October 23, 2017

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 …

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Communication Lessons from Movers

September 18, 2017

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 …

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Being a Productivity Bada$$

July 14, 2017

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 …

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Gain 150 Hours per Year

May 15, 2017

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

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77% said it Damaged their Productivity

May 1, 2017

4 Lessons I Learned By Fixing It

The same problem had a negative impact on the lives of 90%. More than 50% said it affected their motivation. 40% reported it hurt their professional image.

The answer:  Clutter. Based on these …

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Productivity: Tune into Your Work

December 19, 2016

The Impact of Music

We’ve all had one of those days – tons to do but you can’t seem to concentrate to get anything done at work.

Maybe the silence is deafening. This project is the last thing you want …

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Bad for Business Holiday Messages

December 12, 2016

What Holiday Cards Are You Sending?

I know the holidays are just around the corner, so I had to share few words about holiday messages.

Here is the big lesson for today…

Greeting cards are for greetings. That’s it!

They are …

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