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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 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 - 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 ...

What would I do if I weren’t afraid?

By - Last updated: Thursday, January 9, 2014

I stole the above question from Sheryl Sandberg's 2011 commencement address to the graduating class of Barnard College which she talks about in the first chapter of her fabulous book "Lean In."   Sandberg ended her address to the class with the following:   "So please ask yourself: What would I do if I weren't afraid? And then go do it."   Sandberg ends the first chapter of her book with the following words:   "Writing this book is not just me encouraging others to lean in. This is me leaning in. Writing this book is what I would do if I weren't afraid."   Bravo Sheryl!!   So please ask yourself as we being the new year: "What would I do if I weren't afraid? And then go do it."   I dare ...