PARO Blog

A Leader Out of the Spotlight

Posted on June 1, 2018

By Katherine Keeping, PARO board and Women in Politics member   "My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world." - Jack…

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Multiple Aspects of Being a Leader

Posted on May 30, 2018

By Katherine Keeping, PARO Board & Women in Politics member   “Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.” ~Sam Walton Deanna…

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Leadership is Being Present

Posted on May 25, 2018

By Katherine Keeping PARO Board & Women in Politics member Kelly Fettes’ definition of leadership is different now than when she first began on her journey. She speaks of leadership now as “learning to listen more, to engage with those around…

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Leading Through Compassion

Posted on May 11, 2018

By Katherine Keeping, Women in Politics & PARO Board member When asked about leadership, Katherine Poulin defined it in this way: “Leadership involves compassion and a capacity to see where mentoring has to come in. It is a gentle guidance.”…

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What to Expect After You Are Elected

Posted on April 27, 2018

by Katherine Keeping, PARO Board & Women in Politics member     When asked her definition of leadership Wendy Wright said, “Somebody that’s willing to put themselves out there and not worry about what everyone else is doing. To do what you…

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Leadership by Choice

Posted on March 28, 2018

By Katherine Keeping, PARO Board and Women in Politics member    “Great leaders don’t set out to be a leader...They set out to make a difference. It’s never about the role – always about the goal.” ~Lisa Haisha  In thinking on leadership, Wendy…

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A Part-Time Position That is Full-Time on Your Mind

Posted on March 13, 2018

Councillor Linda Rydholm- Neebing Ward, Thunder Bay City Councillor Linda Rydholm defines leadership as“the ability to make change” – sometimes individually, but more often collectively, with a group.   As the eldest of six children, leadership…

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A Continuing Leadership Journey

Posted on February 23, 2018

By Katherine Keeping, PARO Board & Women in Politics member   “Leadership is providing opportunities for individuals to be a leader themselves” ”Leadership is teaching other people and giving them opportunities” “Leadership is about…

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Walking in Their Footsteps

Posted on February 16, 2018

By Katherine Keeping, PARO Board and Women in Politics member   Today Shelby Ch’ng represents Northwood Ward on Thunder Bay’s City Council.  Reaching that point has been one of many steps in her journey. Shelby holds an HBA in Political Science…

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On running in a Municipal Election, a feature on Terri-Lynne Carter

Posted on February 9, 2018

By Katherine Keeping, Committee Member on Women in Politics & PARO Board Member     Born in Dryden, Terri-Lynne Carter moved to Thunder Bay at 10 years of age. She took a leap and ran for Member at Large in the 2014 Municipal Election in…

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