Archives by Tag 'books'

Dish!

By - Last updated: Thursday, June 23, 2011

The subtitle of Dish which was written by Barbara Moses is Midlife Women Tell the Truth about Work, Relationships and the Rest of Life.   Moses says the book is populated by many voices. Over the years immediately prior to her writing the book, she received close to a thousand stories from women, including those who responded to an email survey she did, in connection with an article she wrote about why women should fight to express their authentic selves at work. She married these thousand voices to those of thirty women, in their late-thirties to mid-fifties, whom she calls life mentors, insightful, thoughtful, interesting women who she personally selected to be part of the group. And she changed all of their ...

Career Advice from “Bossypants” and “The Great One”

By - Last updated: Tuesday, April 19, 2011

There were a couple of great articles in the weekend papers, the first an interview with Tina Fey by Johanna Schneller in the Globe and Mail which you can find at  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/movies/johanna-schneller/annoying-things-about-tina-fey-she-really-does-have-it-all/article1986115/ and the second a story about Trevor Gretzky, the middle of five Gretzky children and his father Wayne who we know as The Great One which you can find at http://www.thestar.com/sports/baseball/article/975808--the-next-99-gretzky-tells-son-to-find-his-passion   In the Tina Fey article, there is a quote from her new book Bossypants where she offers the following career advice:   "This is what I tell young women who ask me for career advice. People are going to try to trick you. To make you feel that you are in competition with one another. 'You're up for a promotion. If ...

The Beqaj Interview

By - Last updated: Friday, April 8, 2011

This is the fourth in a series of posts I will publish based on an interview I did with Jim Beqaj to gain his perspective on the progress of women in the financial services industry. Jim is a respected veteran of the financial services industry and author of the recently published "How To Hire The Perfect Employer" which I reviewed in a previous post. (Check out my review; I loved his book!!)   I asked Jim whether he saw himself as a mentor to both men and women and, if so, how his mentoring relationships developed. He said:   "I think there's no question that I see myself as a mentor as there are tons of people all over the street that have worked ...

How To Hire The Perfect Employer

By - Last updated: Monday, March 28, 2011

The subtitle of How To Hire The Perfect Employer by Jim Beqaj, a veteran of the financial services industry,  is "Finding the Job and Career That Fit You Through a Powerful Personal Infomercial".  Beqaj says his overall message for everyone reading the book is: "You can find your fit and love what you do."   In his book Beqaj says: "I want to help you determine:   What you enjoy doing most (this will reveal what you're good at) Who you work best with, and why (this will reveal your wiring, or personality type) Your preferred method of resolving conflicts Your Target Rich EnvironmentTM (TRE)TM -- the ...