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.
Can We Teach Empathy?
By Rumeet BillanApril 30, 2012
As an educator of a leadership course, I often find myself reflecting on this question.
Empathy seeks shared meaning. By demonstrating empathy, we attempt to emotionally involve ourselves in another’s experience. However, using another’s reference points in an attempt to understand their perspective can be a difficult task – significantly so if we have not participated in the experience firsthand.
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By Rumeet BillanJanuary 18, 2012
Being a good leader is a huge challenge. I've worked and learned under many leaders thus far in my career, and now I am leading others. It is a constant learning process, but here are some of the best practices I've learned along the way:
Seek constructive criticism:
There is a difference between criticism and constructive criticism. Feedback can come in many forms and how we react to it varies depending on who is providing it and how it is being delivered. Being open to constructive criticism and seeking feedback is a key ingredient to both personal and professional development.
Guest Blogger: Anyone Can Be A Leader
By Rumeet BillanJanuary 12, 2012
We read books about leadership, watch biographies of those who have influenced change, and take time out of our day to attend events to hear various leaders speak. There are conferences, galas, workshops, and websites that promise to give us a dose of what leadership is all about. We are captivated by powerful leaders; who they are and what they do.
But what exactly are we seeking? Inspiration, motivation? What do we want to learn from those who have accomplished great things? And is there a formula that will help us to become better leaders ourselves?
Title: Social Entrepreneur & Educator
Rumeet is the President of Jobs in Education, an employment job board bringing together employers and job seekers within the K-12 education sector. She is completing a PhD in Higher Education at the University of Toronto alongside a collaborative doctoral program with The Munk School of Global Affairs in The Dynamics of Global Change. She has worked for Youth Net Peel promoting youth wellness for over ten years. Additionally, Rumeet is teaching a course on Leadership and introduced a new course on Social Entrepreneurship at the Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning in Toronto.
Over the past seven years, Rumeet has contributed to school building initiatives in Africa and South America. In 2010, her vision for enabling education led to the creation, development, and implementation of The Toor Centre for Teacher Education in the rural community of Nzeveni, Kenya. At the age of 25 and again at the age of 28, Rumeet received the honour of being named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network. In 2012, she was one of five honourees at the Sikh Centennial Foundation for her work in education.
Rumeet has served on the President’s Advisory Committee at the University of Toronto and on the Academic Planning Committee at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM). Additionally, at UTM, she served on the Teaching Excellence Awards Committee and Research Excellence Awards Committee. She was selected to represent Canada at the 6th Annual UNESCO International Leadership Programme: A Global Intergenerational Forum and was a facilitator for the European Regional Forum in Italy. Rumeet was the Canadian Ambassador for the 1GOAL: Education for All campaign with FIFA World Cup promoting the right of every child to have access to primary education.
Rumeet continues to focus on integrating her business and doctoral studies with her passion for creating change through education. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.