Posts by author: MarchFifteen

Technical Skills Get You The Job, But Soft Skills Make Your Career – A Guest Blog by Anne Sowden

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Anne Sowden is a Certified Image Consultant and owner of Here’s Looking at You. She provides image enhancement advice, verbal and non-verbal communication skills education, culture-specific coaching, as well as etiquette and protocol training. Anne works with both teams and individual clients so that they represent their companies with confidence and professionalism, and helps them to… Read more »

Interview with Sherry Prenevost, Photographer – What does it mean to be a Canadian?

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As part of MarchFifteen’s Canada 150 celebration, we are interviewing prominent people in various fields to gain their thoughts and insights to the question, “What does it mean to be a Canadian?” Maria Milanetti was pleased to interview Sherry Prenevost, renowned social documentary and travel photographer, as part of this initiative.  MarchFifteen has enjoyed a… Read more »

Youth and Marijuana – A Pine River Perspective

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MarchFifteen believes that an organization’s reach extends to, and impacts, the community at large. After all, one of the organizational values we live by at MarchFifteen is “Higher Purpose” – Believing there is no healthy business without a healthy community around it, we play an active role as a responsible corporate citizen, giving back to… Read more »

When Too Many Smart People Spoil the Team – A Guest Blog by Hodges L. Golson

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We are pleased to be sharing Hodges Golson’s blog on the team dynamics if you have only uber bright people as members. Hodges has been consulting with CEOs on issues of leadership team effectiveness, leadership succession, executive selection and unique life-at-the-top questions and problems for over 40 years. We hope you will find this blog… Read more »

Forbes Coaches Council Feature – 15 Ways You Can Foster Change While Managing Employee Well-Being

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As a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, Edyta gets the opportunity to share her coaching and entrepreneurial expertise with readers. This month she shares the advice to “reward people for failing” in 15 Ways You Can Foster Change While Managing Employee Well-Being. Read the full article here. Please share your comments, we’d love to hear them.

Sales Mastery Essentials for Non-Sales Leaders – Part 2

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    We learned about the business-damaging pitfalls of leaders not fully embracing sales in a prior post. These pitfalls include poor customer experience, high costs, and avoidable financial pressures. We, as non-sales leaders, can avoid these pitfalls by reaching a helpful level of sales mastery ourselves. Though the process of attaining this mastery may… Read more »

Great Things Can Happen When You Break The Rules

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When we think about rules and processes in the workplace, what immediately comes to mind are the policies put in place to increase efficiency. While implementing rules and processes is intended to produce positive results – streamline operations, encourage consistency, provide clarity, assign accountability, and above all, increase our productivity – it is time to… Read more »

Continuous Improvement Requires Continuous Inspiration – A Guest Blog by Stewart Cramer

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We are thrilled to have Stewart Cramer, CEO of Vertex Precision Manufacturing share with us his insights on leadership, and crafting sustainable growth and innovation. Underpinning Stewart’s integrated leadership approach is an investment in, and expression of, a personal value system fueled by passion for bringing people and community together, innovation, the welfare of others,… Read more »

How to Make Take Your Kids To Work Day…Really Work!

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For over two decades now, on the first Wednesday of every November, organizations across the country see an influx of employees. Thanks to The Learning Partnership’s Take Your Kids to Work DayTM, on this day, more than 250,000 Grade 9 students enter Canada’s workforce. As we become increasingly familiar with the benefits of hands-on learning,… Read more »

How to Make Work-Life Balance Work

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In his 2010 TedxSyndey talk, author Nigel Marsh uses the term “corporate warrior” to describe the classic unbalanced work-life situation – one where work rules and life drools. Not surprisingly, the effects of being overworked can be tremendously negative on both body and soul. So much so, that recently German Labour Minister, Andrea Nahles, has… Read more »