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Entries tagged with: Women And Leadership

Four Great Questions

14 May 2013

Allison read The Eleanor Project web site and reflected on four great questions we should all be able to answer about ourselves.



Lean In

7 April 2015

Janie read Lean In, and pondered the challenges of balancing career and family.



The Longevity Revolution

12 May 2015

Allison watched Jane Fonda’s TEDxWomen 2011 Talk and celebrated the idea that we all have something to look forward to in our third act.



Grandma Ruby Lee Johnson, 3 May 1916 – 19 May 2015

26 May 2015

Allison read her Grandma Ruby Lee Johnson’s obituary and paused to celebrate her amazing grandma and business mentor.



Meditation Lessons from My Niece and Girls on the Run of the Triangle

15 March 2016

Allison asked her 10-year old niece, Kathryn, to write a blog post about the meditation she learned from Girls on the Run of the Triangle. Kathryn says this meditation helps her fall sleep, be calm, and feel good so you might want to give it a try if you have stress in your life.



Unhook from Praise and Criticism

4 April 2011

Barbara read Tara Mohr’s Playing Big and learned that praise can be just as harmful to creativity as mean spirited criticism. It is important to unhook from both.



Tips for Negotiating Your Starting Salary

20 February 2018

Barbara read I Am A Recruiter And Here Are My Negotiating Tips for Women on Forbes.com and was reminded when something mattered more than money.



Is Hardball for Women Still Useful?

20 March 2018

Barbara read Hardball for Women: Winning at the Game of Business: Third Edition by Pat Heim and Tammy Hughes and considered some actions women can take to get their work goals accomplished. (Men could do more to help address gender inequities by reading this book, too.)



Have it All By Focusing on What Matters Most

17 April 2018

Barbara read I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time and learned Laura Vanderkam’s research shows some women are having it all by making good choices and shifting their perspectives.



The Third Metric Made Manageable

15 May 2018

Barbara read Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington and was reminded that a few small changes can help restore your balance whether you are overworking or over worrying.



You Should Quit Something

12 June 2018

Barbara read The New York Times article, The Year I Learned to Quit, by Christine Bader and was reminded "leaning out" can be a good thing.



Confidence—Do You Need More?

10 July 2018

Barbara read The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman and carefully considered the importance and risks of confidence.



Why do They Act That Way?

29 January 2019

Barbara reread You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation, a book about gender differences, by Deborah Tannen and found that many of the behaviors Tannen describes still ring true for her and the people she lives with and coaches.



Women Need Fewer Mentors and More Sponsors

12 March 2019

Allison read Sponsoring Women in the #MeToo Era by Lisa Cannell with insights from Martin Davidson and was grateful for a summary of compelling research and practical tips for how we can all address the inequality women face in the workplace.



Use Fewer Words to Get Better Results

28 May 2019

Barbara listened to the Harvard Business Review’s Women at Work podcast, Sorry Not Sorry, by Amy Bernstein, Amy Gallo, and Nicole Torres and found four useful suggestions that would benefit everyone.



Men Can Do A Lot to Help Women Advance

18 June 2019

Barbara read Men as Allies: Engaging Men to Advance Women in the Workplace and 7 Tips for Men Who Want to Support Equality and appreciated the practical advice.



Must Love Numbers

17 September 2019

Barbara watched The Career Advice You Probably Didn’t Get, a TEDxBeaconStreet Talk by Susan Colantuono’s, and found information that hadn’t been emphasized in her other research on the topic of how women can advance—one reason women may not move from middle management to the higher levels is that no one is telling them they must understand the finances of their organizations. 



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