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The Female Brain – An Asset or Barrier to Success in Business?

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Monday, January 20, 2014

This was the title of an article in the January 2014 issue of the newsletter of Caliber Leadership Systems which is co-owned by Heather Hilliard and Anne Dranitsaris. I found myself referencing the content several times in conversation in the days after I read it, although I am certain I didn't articulate the points as well as the authors of the article did.   In my view, it is well worth reading and includes some thought-provoking content....in a good way!!   Here's the link:   http://www.caliberleadership.com/pdf/Caliber%20Practical%20Insight%20-%20The%20Female%20Brain.pdf   I would love to hear your thoughts on the article!! Please share them in the Comments sections below.   Enjoy!!

What would I do if I weren’t afraid?

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Thursday, January 9, 2014

I stole the above question from Sheryl Sandberg's 2011 commencement address to the graduating class of Barnard College which she talks about in the first chapter of her fabulous book "Lean In."   Sandberg ended her address to the class with the following:   "So please ask yourself: What would I do if I weren't afraid? And then go do it."   Sandberg ends the first chapter of her book with the following words:   "Writing this book is not just me encouraging others to lean in. This is me leaning in. Writing this book is what I would do if I weren't afraid."   Bravo Sheryl!!   So please ask yourself as we being the new year: "What would I do if I weren't afraid? And then go do it."   I dare ...

Taking YES for an answer

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013

An article in the December issue of CAmagazine by Mary Teresa Bitti reminded me of the importance of being a skilled negotiator in both the workplace and life, in general. In brief, it offers a few key dos and don'ts   1. Do broaden your view of negotiating and what it can do for your career   2. Don't view neogtiating as a win/lose situation   3. Do find a sponsor, someone in a senior position who will advocate for you   4. Don't assume if you work hard and do a good job your effort will be rewarded   5. Do get comfortable asking for what you want   6. Don't take the first offer and don't accept the first No   7. Do take some risk   8. Don't overnegotiate   9. Do be clear on ...

The Opt Out Generation Wants Back In

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Monday, October 7, 2013

A friend sent me the link to an article published in the New York Times in early August with the title "The Opt Out Generation Wants Back In."  When friends send me articles, I usually read them and tweet about them (if I am inspired to do so),  despite the fact, I am well aware many of you are not on twitter.   In this case, I kept thinking about the article and thought it offered a perspective we don't hear very often, so I am doing things the old fashioned way...I am blogging about it to share the link with you....in the hopes, more of you will read it.   I warn you this article is a long one!! Regardless, I believe it ...