Archives by Tag 'alliances'

Who are you MEANT to be?

By - Last updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2013

My friend Anne Dranitsaris and her daughter Heather Dranitsaris-Hilliard have written a book "Who are you MEANT to be?" which is based on the Striving Styles Assessment tool and system which they also developed.   I love having this resource available to me.  I find the tool and the system remarkable in terms of its ability to effectively assess the way my "brain" operates. However, the truly wonderful part of their work is they take their assessment tool to the next level by describing the way each "Striving Style" operates so I can understand what makes me tick, my relationship style, how I satisfy my needs, when I am in a self-protective mode or a self-actualizing mode, what activates my self-protective system, ...

Why Women Should Stop Trying To Be Perfect

By - Last updated: Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A friend forwarded me the link to a great article in The Daily Beast written by Deborah Spar, the President of Barnard College. I have included the link below. The article is fairly long and well worth reading to the very end!   http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/09/23/why-women-should-stop-trying-to-be-perfect.html   I would love you to share your thoughts in the Comments section below!  

Would you advise a young woman to socialize with her work colleagues?

By - Last updated: Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I think it is important to have good working relationships with colleagues and socializing is a way of getting to know your colleagues better and improving communication. However, I think it is also important to have a professional relationship with your colleagues so you need to be careful. There can be both professional and personal benefits from socializing with colleagues but at the end of the day, it is important to balance your work and home life.

The Beqaj Interview

By - Last updated: Friday, April 15, 2011

This is the sixth in a series of posts I will publish based on an interview I did with Jim Beqaj to gain his perspective on the progress of women in the financial services industry. Jim is a respected veteran of the financial services industry and author of the recently published "How To Hire The Perfect Employer" which I reviewed in a previous post. (Check out my review; I loved his book!!)   I asked Jim if he thought it was a good idea for women to have alliances with other women either informally or formally, in the latter case, like Women in Capital Markets or the Women's Network or other similar associations, whether he thinks that helps them or hurts them. ...