Leadership Defined

I attended an event this morning for a foundation’s 10th anniversary.  Each table participated in the breakout session, assigned with a specific topic.  My table’s topic was leadership.  Everyone around the table was asked to share how they show and facilitate leadership and had already been asked to share something recent they are proud of.  The last womanContinue reading “Leadership Defined”

The More Women In Leadership Roles, The Better The Company Does

I saw the following earlier today… I wondered if this was an opinion or a fact.  I came across the following, Women In Leadership=Better Company Results .  Within the article, I found the following most compelling, “They examined 16 different “competencies,” like taking initiative and driving for results, and found that women rated higher than men inContinue reading “The More Women In Leadership Roles, The Better The Company Does”

Are Women In Government Stuck?

In a recent article from Governing magazine, “Why Women’s Presence in Politics Has Stagnated,”  I was unpleasantly surprised to see female legislators are still at the same percentage level, roughly, as they were in 1997.  What an unpleasant discovery it was to read that.  I believe a lot of us just assumed progress was goingContinue reading “Are Women In Government Stuck?”

Productivity… TED Talk: Yves Morieux: How too many rules at work keep you from getting things done

Very interesting TED Talk on rules, the workplace and productivity.   What is the real goal and where do we focus in our processes – finding someone to blame if failure happens or do we focus on success? Is your company culture shaping a dynamic making it a positive for personnel to collaborate outside ofContinue reading “Productivity… TED Talk: Yves Morieux: How too many rules at work keep you from getting things done”

Commit To Mutual Support, Double Your Success

I saw the above in a random post this morning.  I’d like to take that 2% and up it to the 20% reminder Pareto’s Law conveys. Shape it how you want to, 20% of the people in your life cause 80% of the problems, 80% of your time goes to 20% of your customers, etc.Continue reading “Commit To Mutual Support, Double Your Success”

Urgent vs. Important

It is true, many of us work and/or live in environments that are fueled by doing what is ‘urgent’.  The question is, who defines what is urgent? It is important to occasionally take a step back and review your own mission, goals, etc. and determine if your daily actions and activities are leading you towardsContinue reading “Urgent vs. Important”

It Is All About Timing

I’ve been deliberating about several career moves lately.  It can be hard to discern at times which thoughts are just good ol fashion fear of failure and which thoughts merit examination.  We all are capable of making plans, it is the unknown outcomes that muddy the waters that can wash over your path along theContinue reading “It Is All About Timing”

“A Stalled Revolution”

The following is from and interesting article on women in the workplace.  The full article can be found here. “In recent years, however, the percentage of women in top management positions and on corporate boards has stalled: As recently as 2011, their presence in top management positions in S&P 1500 companies was less than 9 percent. AlthoughContinue reading ““A Stalled Revolution””