Archives by Tag 'politics'

The End of Men

By - Last updated: Thursday, September 22, 2011

A friend sent me a link to an article from the July/August 2010 issue of the Atlantic which I have included here.  http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2010/07/the-end-of-men/8135/#.TnDrdmyAiB0.email   She said: "This will blow you away."  She was correct. In fact, I found the article very credible and deeply disturbing in terms of what it portends for society.   I encourage you to read it in its entirety and I would be delighted if you shared your thoughts about it in the Comments section below.

Hilary. Leaders and Leadership

By - Last updated: Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I asked Hilary to think of the people she considered to be leaders and the qualities she associated with them and what impact they have on the people and world around them. She said: "As outrageous or outlandish as sometimes I feel I am, I have a thing about behaviour.  So I think a person in a senior position should not be afraid to act the part and should assert themselves.  Where I run afoul sometimes is complete hands-off management and leadership, especially in a work environment because I think it's great to make friends at work but I don't come to work to make friends.  I come to work to work.  So I'm drawn to people that I can ...

Advice: How To Climb The Ladder

By - Last updated: Friday, April 29, 2011

This is another piece of advice from the series "Advice:How to Climb the Ladder" which was written by Janet McFarland as part of the October 2010 series by the Globe and Mail which comprised a number of articles about Women in Power. The component written by Ms McFarland comprised advice from a number of senior Canadian women which I thought was excellent.   The following is from Carole James, Former Leader of the New Democratic Party of British Columbia   "I have lots of women who say, 'I'd never expose myself to that, I wouldn't want to go into the bear pit of politics.' I always remind them that we are not going to change that bear pit of politics until we get a better balance in ...

Advice: How To Climb The Ladder

By - Last updated: Thursday, April 21, 2011

This is another piece of advice from the series "Advice:How to Climb the Ladder" which was written by Janet McFarland as part of the October 2010 series by the Globe and Mail which comprised a number of articles about Women in Power. The component written by Ms McFarland comprised advice from a number of senior Canadian women which I thought was excellent.   The following is from Kim Campbell, Former Prime Minister of Canada   "The advice to me (was) become a star. I think what was meant was 'build a profile,' which I did through being involved in government. I became known in my community so that I was the kind of person that political parties approached to run, as opposed to having to go and ...