Donna. Early Life Experiences and Relationships

posted January 28th, 2010 by Janet Graham

I asked Donna to tell me about the experiences in her early life which she believes had the greatest impact on her work life and career. She said there were two things which were the biggest influences. The first influence was that she was the oldest of six kids, so she was used to running stuff a little bit. And the second big influence was her father who is the person who originally encouraged her to go into finance.


I asked Donna to tell me about her career in terms of the milestones, obstacles, difficulties or roadblocks that stand out when she looks back and what she had learned from all of these experiences and where she turned for support when she faced them.  She said: “I started out my career in law.  I went to law school, did my articles and practised law for two years. Very soon, I …

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Ask Yourself

posted January 25th, 2010 by Janet Graham

How do I choose to be this week?


This is the question of the week. I would love you to share your answer in the Comments section below or in the Forums in the Ask Yourself section. I will include my answer in the Forums. Check it out!!!

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A Whole New Mind – Story

posted January 22nd, 2010 by Janet Graham

I promised to share some of the collection of tools, exercises and further reading materials which Dan Pink provided in his book A Whole New Mind to send us on our way to developing each of the six essential aptitudes — what he calls the six senses on which professional and personal satisfaction increasingly will depend. One of the six senses is Story and Pink outlined a number of tools, exercises and reading materials which one might pursue to develop this sense. The following selection resonated with me. 

Write a Mini-Saga

“Mini-sagas are extremely short stories — just 50 words long… no more, no less. Yet, like all stories, they have a beginning, a middle, and an end. Try writing a mini-saga yourself.” Pink says: “It’s addicting.”

Here is one excellent example: 

A Life  by Jane Rosenberg, Brighton, United Kingdom

Joey, third of five, left home at sixteen, travelled the country and wound up in …

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What do you do when you don’t respect management?

posted January 20th, 2010 by Dr.Nancy McInerney-Lacombe

GET THE HELL OUT OF THERE! I have been there and it only gets worse. You are worth more than that so find a different senior team that you can respect and grow with. If you don’t respect the management team…you are not alone, so be decisive and find a better team. The old expression…if you sleep with the pigs, you smell like them…is very fitting here. Disassociate yourself as soon as you can.

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