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.
Motivation, Values and Today's Executive
Inspiration & Wisdom
By Debby A CarreauJuly 9, 2012
How do executives motivate and what role do values play? Of particular interest is how values shape the motivation and leadership style of today’s CEOs and business leaders.
One of the biggest challenges business leaders face is how to create an environment where people are engaged in the workplace. If they can successfully do that, employees take ownership of their roles and contribute at a higher level to organizational success.
Influencing Through Empathy
By Debby A CarreauApril 30, 2012
Not long ago, empathy was considered a soft skill that a leader, who had to be tough, could not afford. Now, as leaders seek to connect more directly with employees, customers and stakeholders, an ability to nurture strong relationships is essential. We have all heard the old adage. ”You can’t lead someone effectively if you can’t walk a mile in his or her shoes”.
On a recent flight I witnessed this practice brought to life. Gregg Saretsky, WestJet CEO, was flying down to Palm Springs for a mini vacation.
Designation: CHRP MBA
Organization: Inspired HR Ltd
For the past 20 years, Debby Carreau has been helping businesses deliver superior business results by making better decisions about human capital. As President and Founder of Inspired HR, She uses her experience as a senior executive in Operations and Human Resource Management to advise businesses on optimizing the workplace experience, and implementing strategies to get the most out of a businessâ€™ most valuable resource: people.
Ms. Carreau is often asked to speak on workplace issues in business and developing talent in organizations. Ms. Carreau holds a Masters in Business Administration with a focus on leadership and strategy, and a professional designation in Human Resources. Ms. Carreau currently serves the executive board of the Young Presidents Organization Womenâ€™s International Network and Advisory Board for Respect Group Inc. Debby is writing her first book Building value through Human Capital.