Kathy Sendall's Top 10- What's Yours?
Inspiration & Wisdom
By Women's Executive NetworkMay 9, 2013
Recently at a WXN Breakfast in Calgary, 2007 WXN Top 100 Hall of Fame inductee and Corporate Director Kathleen Sendall was interviewed by WXN founder, Pamela Jeffery as they delved into a variety of questions. We think Kathy’s ‘Top 10’ list makes pretty good sense and is also a great conversation starter. Here are Kathy’s ‘Top 10’:
1. Never give up the search for the perfect mascara.
2. Never lose your sense of humour and ability to laugh, especially at yourself.
3. Listen - learn to keep your mouth shut and control your temper.
Passion and Excellence
Inspiration & Wisdom
By Brenda M BrownJuly 9, 2012
I don't know what it says about the balance of optimists and pessimists among senior business leaders today, but the most frequent response to the age-old adage about "giving employees enough rope..." is inevitably "...and they just might hang themselves."
It needn't be this way.
With proper support, allowing talented managers and staff enough rope is the most empowering way for them to produce excellent work, and become happier, healthier contributors to a company's success. It is my preferred management style, and it works superbly – until it doesn't.
Title: Senior Vice President Human Resources
Organization: Compass-Group Canada
Brenda Brown is currently Senior Vice President Human Resources, Compass Group Canada, reporting directly to the CEO of the company. In this capacity, she and her staff of talented managers oversee all people related activities for 25,000 associates in Canada, Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico. These activities include Industrial Relations, Training, Compensation, Employee Relations, Recruiting, Communications, Diversity as well as Health & Safety, Quality Assurance and Environment. Brenda has an MBA in Finance from Concordia University as well as a Bachelor of Commerce and an honorary degree in Hospitality Management, in addition to other HR designations. Brenda started her career as a financial analyst at Bell Canada in Montreal before moving on to various roles in Corporate Benefits and Field HR roles. She is fluently bilingual and has over 20 years of Human Resources experience. She is currently a director on the Board of Junior Achievement of Canada, as well as CCSIF ( Canadian Colectoral Screening Initiative Foundation).