Posts about Leadership

We are stronger because we have both men and women in leadership!

With International Women’s Day occurring earlier this week, I like many, took some time to reflect on the amazing women in government, technology, science and business who paved the way before me. I also reflected specifically on our own organization, Vector Marketing Canada, and thought about ...

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What if I've only got 5 minutes?

Adam Grant would say, that’s more than enough. I was introduced to Adam Grant’s book, Give and Take, last summer by our National Sales Manager, and I read it quite quickly on my back deck one summer weekend. Grant’s a renowned professor at Wharton and his book challenges the concern many ...

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Does Public Speaking Scare You? Get some practice in before fall.

While working with Vector Marketing Canada my managers have always encouraged and inspired me to grow personally. Since working with Vector Marketing Canada I have taken on many personal challenges including health and fitness challenges. I ran my first half marathon, and plan to run my first ...

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How To Select a Great Mentor Coach

For over 30 years, I’ve been blessed to have been both informally and formally mentored; I have informally mentored others for over 18 years and formally coached dozens for the past 7 years. When mentoring is executed well, there’s nothing better; once you’ve experienced it, you’ll never want to ...

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Do What I Say, Not What I Do

One day I was sitting in my office, waiting for my assistant manager to come in for a meeting with me steaming. I was upset because he was 10 minutes late to a half hour meeting, and this was not the first time. When he finally arrived, I had to have yet another talk with him about arriving on ...

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Are You Making Progress in Your Business?

Are you making the progress you ultimately want to make? The key is to ask yourself the right questions so you can see your trends clearly. Many times we are simply trying to do better with big visions for what can be. We may even have a plan in place, but then we fall short of what we know is ...

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