Archives by Tag 'relationships'

Lauren. Relationships. Mentors, Role Models, Heroes and Leaders

By - Last updated: Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I asked Lauren about the relationships in her life which have had the biggest impact on her work and career life. And she said: "I think my mentors had a big impact." Lauren was very junior when her first mentor walked into her office, sat down and said: "you know Lauren, you just make sure that you tell them exactly where you want to go, don't be in a job longer than two years at a junior level." He was terribly senior and he took the time to encourage her, telling her "come on, you can do it, you can do it" and she has never forgotten it. At the time he walked into her office and sat down she says ...

Erica. Relationships

By - Last updated: Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I asked Erica to tell me about the relationships in her life which she believes had the greatest impact on her and in particular on her work life and career. Erica believes relationships in general have a big influence on the careers of women (and she thinks that it's probably the same case for men!) Boyfriends and What They Teach Us Her first example of a relationship which impacted her was one with a boyfriend she had in university. When Erica first went to university, she dated a lot of guys but didn't like the pressure of always going out with different people, so she settled into a relationship with a fellow who had a very domineering personality and because she was just ...

Erica. The Corporate World

By - Last updated: Thursday, March 26, 2009

Ambitions, Planning and Happenstance Erica claims she never had any career ambitions. She had no idea what it would be like to work and never gave it a second thought. It simply was not done. In her generation, she doesn't think parents sat around thinking how their children could build better resumes or whatever else might be required to achieve career success. Erica went to her high school guidance counselor and did some tests which came back saying she should be an actress. In the end, she settled on applying to U of T. She was going to take psychology, however, she didn't like it so she ended up in political science which she did enjoy. When, she finished her degree she ...

I Believe

By - Last updated: Thursday, August 7, 2008

My best friend sent this to me this morning and I wanted to share it!! Feel free to send it to the people you believe in. I Believe...That just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other. And just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do love each other. I Believe... That we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change. I Believe...That no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that. I Believe...That true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love. I Believe...That you can do something in an instant that will give you ...