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.
The necessity of negative feedback
By Jacquelyn CyrDecember 21, 2011
I talked last week about the importance of social sensitivity to building collective intelligence in teams and organizations. But I read something else the other day that got me thinking.
I came upon an article that implied that we, as leaders and team members, should be working towards altogether removing critique in work environments and instead focusing on positive framing of negative feedback. This is a comment that I've read time and again in leadership articles over the years, and I suspect particularly resonates with women given how we're culturally trained.
Can more women make your organization smarter?
By Jacquelyn CyrDecember 14, 2011
Being a woman in business has never been better. The opportunities we are afforded today are a testament to generations of effort by smart, committed ladies. As leaders and participants in this happily shifting market, we all have a responsibility to continue to push for progress, and I can personally think of a bazillion reasons to do so. But does having more women on your team actually make your organization smarter?
Professors Anita Wooley and Thomas Malone, in a recent Harvard Business Review articlehypothesize precisely that.
Title: Chief Executive Officer
A relentless fountain of energy, Jacquelyn Cyr is driven by the conviction that every business model can be made better. Pairing this optimism with the economistâ€™s knack for numbers and the writerâ€™s ear for engagement, she continues to build the vision behind Espresso as its CEO.
Jacquelyn has spent the last fifteen years building businesses and brands, and holds an MBA in Strategy and Marketing from the Rotman School of Management and a BSc in Economics from Dalhousie University. She is a strategy columnist with the Financial Post and a noted speaker on business and brand building. She has been named among the PROFIT W100 ranking and the Canadaâ€™s Most Powerful Women: Top 100â„¢ Awards, among other industry accolades, but considers her clients to be the most significant testament to her work.