09 Nov Inspirational Leadership at Nubik
By Stéphane Poirier, Marketing Director at Nubik
Last night, November 8, 2017, Nubik President, Katie Bussieres was recognized for her socio-economic leadership. She was awarded the 2017 entrepreneur of the year prize in the medium-sized business category by the Réseau des femmes d’affaires du Québec. Congrats Katie! It’s an accomplishment we are extremely proud of here at Nubik.
Allow me to speak more from the heart.
As a newcomer to the Nubik team and in my role as manager, I am actually in a very privileged position to be able to notice and comment in total objectivity about the kind of work our president accomplishes daily.
The Réseau des femmes d’affaires du Québec has aptly highlighted Katie Bussieres leadership abilities, vision, creativity and determination. I can tell you, without hesitation, that she has all these qualities – most notably leadership, or rather her style of leadership – which is an excellent example to follow.
Katie knows the importance of being surrounded by a strong team and encourages each member in their pursuit of excellence. This finely orchestrated participatory leadership style seems to work, as I have never worked with such an engaged group of individuals, all focused on both the collective success of the group and towards each other.
The result is an annual business growth in at least 45% over the last three years, and an employee retention rate that would make the competition blush!
At Nubik, there’s no strict hierarchy; no gossip in the corridors, siloed departments, or barriers to success. The structure is flexible, the people are nice, and praise and encouragement are the currencies that bring everything together to benefit the growth of the organization.
No, it’s not by accident that all of us “Nubikians” are extremely proud today to be associated with the recognition of excellence of our president. With such effective hands-on leadership, our team can’t help but be inspired (or even aspire!) to excellence.