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Interview with Jane – Being a Working Mother

By - Last updated: Tuesday, November 11, 2014

I asked Jane whether she had any regrets about being a working mother, what it was like for her and how she dealt with the challenges and conflicts particular to working mothers   She says: “No I don’t have any regrets.  My children are very well-adjusted. They are 9 and 13.  Actually, I have four children because I have two step-children as well, so I have a 9 year-old, two 13 year-olds, and a 17 year-old.  Two of them are not living with me but it still means juggling and trying to prioritize.  You need to make sure that you get involved. I’m home every night for dinner with them; I don’t miss dinners.  When I have to travel occasionally to give ...

Interview with Jane – Role Models, Mentors and Sponsors. Men and Women in the Workplace

By - Last updated: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I asked Jane whether she had a role model who inspired her to be ambitious and aspire to succeed in her career and her life.   Jane says: “Well as far as setting goals and benchmarks and that sort of thing, I would say that it’s more innate for me. I didn’t really know anybody who did it that way.  I’m sure there are people, I just didn’t know them. My role model as far as my work ethic and tenacity would have been my mother.  My mother, despite not having an education…actually probably because she didn’t have an education…she just had to work so hard for the family and so I saw her as such a role model, somebody who had ...

Top 10 Tips to Success

By - Last updated: Monday, September 29, 2014

My husband Dan Nixon was inspired by Colleen Campbell's "Top 10 Tips to Success" to come up with his own list. In his words:   1. Understand the character, competence and work ethics of all your partners or potential partners. If they are not up to your expectations, move on.   2. Loyalty. Never, ever be disloyal, even when things are going bad do not be disloyal to others.   3. Chemistry, team approach. Ensure you work in a all-for-one environment. The team is important, the individual is not.   4. Have a good sense of humour. Try to make each day at work a delight for yourself and your co-workers.   5. Have and use common sense and good judgement.   6. Identify the leadership style of your superiors - do ...

Top 10 Tips to Success

By - Last updated: Monday, September 8, 2014

Colleen Campbell is a Vice-Chair of BMO Capital Markets and so much more!! The following are her “Top 10 Tips to Success” which she recently shared at a BMO event and has graciously agreed to share with us. Here goes: Give more than you take. Be excellent. Build genuine relationships/don’t just be a networker. Do the right thing. Listen to and try to understand the perspective of others. Time is your most limited resource – outsource where possible. Don’t try to do it all – delegate as you move up. Invest in great friendships and take time along the way to do the things you love. Work out. Pick the right partner!