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Top 10 Tips to Success

By Janet Graham - 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 Janet Graham - 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!    

Interview with Peter – Mentors and Sponsors and More Advice!

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

I asked Peter whether he saw himself as a mentor or sponsor and, if so, how those relationships developed and whether he has mentored/sponsored both men and women. He says: “Yes, yes and yes.  I’m quite passionate about teaching.  I really believe that teaching is one of the highest callings and whatever profession we’re involved in we not only have a duty to teach and mentor the people we work with, we’re the better for it if we do it.  It’s something that I see as extending across a much broader area than simply the juniors we work with in our organization.  It might be younger people in other organizations, in our client organizations; it extends to all the people ...

Interview with Peter – Women and Men in the Corporate World – Different Experiences?

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014

Today's post is the first of three excerpts from my interview with "Peter" a very successful and senior lawyer at one of Canada's major law firms.  I was thrilled he agreed to be interviewed. I hope you enjoy reading what he has to say and as usual your comments are most welcome!! I asked Peter to describe his impression of the difference between the experience of a man and woman in the corporate world.   Peter says: “Let’s look at this first of all from where people have come from and also from a generational perspective.  The answer is very different for my peers than for the young lawyers and business people that I see coming into the work force now who are ...