Archive for 'leaders and leadership' Category

Do Women Make Better Bosses?

By - Last updated: Wednesday, August 5, 2009

My beloved (and favourite clipping service) sent me the link below with a note which said: "You will love reading this!" And he was absolutely correct!! The link below will take you to a post from the Room for Debate Blog at I think it is a very interesting read and offers lots of food for thought and dialogue. I would encourage you to read it and share your thoughts with others by offering your comments.

Freddie. Leaders, Networks, Marketing and Differentiation

By - Last updated: Friday, July 17, 2009

I asked Freddie to think of the people she considers to be leaders and the qualities she associates with them and her view of their impact on the world and the people around them. She said her first thought about leaders is that she loves true leaders but hates "politicians". She recalled the president at her company who was born in Britain and brought up in Geneva who now lives in L.A. He is semi-retired today, however, Freddie says when he was working full time, he was truly inspirational; a voracious reader with vast knowledge of everything and an unmatched attention to detail. Given his overall knowledge and his phenomenal memory, he could put people in their places if they ...

Freddie. Relationships, Mentors, Role Models and Secrets of Success

By - Last updated: Friday, July 10, 2009

I asked Freddie to tell me about the relationships in her life which she believes had the greatest impact on her and in particular her work life and career. She said from a relationship perspective, she would say mostly good relationships have driven her throughout her life. From the perspective of good relationships, she said one of the people who had the most important impact on her was her stepfather. Her mum remarried a man 25 years her senior when Freddie was 17 years old. He had already brought up five kids of his own (who were fully grown with their own families) and when he married her mum, he took in four kids, two of whom were snarly teenagers ...

Sophia. War Stories, Accomplishments, Success and Significance

By - Last updated: Monday, June 15, 2009

I asked Sophia to relate to me one of her favourite "war stories", a story she might tell if she were amusing a group of friends at a cocktail party. And she said the one which came to mind, although she was not sure why was a time when the president of her firm got a call from the president of a financial institution who wanted to sell one of their divisions. And the president of her firm called on Sophia who covered financial services and a female colleague who specialized in M & A to work on the file. The two of them started working on the file, however, the president of the financial institution did not like them. He ...