When Margaret Howard joined the Bank of Wolcott, Ind., in 1967 she was the sixth staff member in a one-location bank. A couple of weeks after she started one colleague retired; about a year later another passed away. Howard, who came in cold and knew nothing about banking, was part of a dwindling team and had to learn banking roles that were new to her - in a hurry. When you go to all these seminars you're supposed to set goals for yourself. I told our president that I wanted his job someday, Howard said. In 1993, Howard met that goal, becoming the first female president in Bank of Wolcott history.
Goal setting, persistence drove retiring president's success Tony Telschow Northwestern Financial Review; Nov 15-Nov 30, 2009; 194, 22; Docstoc pg. 5 Reproduced with permiss
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