Archives by Tag 'books'

Working Identity

By - Last updated: Monday, March 14, 2011

The subtitle of Working Identity by Herminia Ibarra is "Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career".  In the preface to the book, Ibarra says: "This book hinges on two disarmingly simple ideas. First, our working identity is not a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered at the very core of our inner being. Rather, it is made up of many possibilities: some tangible and concrete, defined by the things we do, the company we keep, and the stories we tell about our work and lives; others existing only in the realm of future potential and private dreams. Second, changing careers means changing our selves. Since we are many selves, changing is not a process of swapping one identity for another but ...

The Myth of Work-Life Balance

By - Last updated: Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Barbara Moses wrote "The Myth of Work-Life Balance" which was published in the Globe and Mail on January 7.  Ms Moses offers a very different perspective on this issue than the one provided in issue of Gwyneth Paltrow's newsletter GOOP which I posted about yesterday.      I have long admired Ms Moses, although I don't always share her view of the world. I was introduced to her years ago when our bank began to use her paper based Career Planning work book.  (In fact,  I still have my completed copy some 20 plus years later.  I suspect her on-line career management tool Career Advisor represents the current version of the Career Planning workbook for those of you who might be interested in this type of tool. Ms Moses ...

21st Century Reality

By - Last updated: Tuesday, January 4, 2011

"In these early years of the third millennium, the roles of women have changed dramatically and the gender balance of our global economy is shifting below our feet:   1. In 2010, women became the majority of the US labor force (51%).   2. Women now represent 60% of university graduates in developed (and many developing) countries.   3. Women make most of the purchasing decisions in everything from cars and computers, to real estate and tourism. They also are majority of Internet users and dominate the leading social media websites.   4. They start most of the new companies created each year in the U.S.   5. The number of wealthy women in the U.S. is growing twice as fast as the number of wealthy men.   6. Women represent more ...

Gift of Summer

By - Last updated: Friday, July 2, 2010

The first six months of this year were particularly challenging for me and I have decided to give myself the "Gift of Summer" to recharge my batteries and experience some of life's simple (and sometimes guilty) pleasures. In terms of my blog, my posts will be less about telling stories (although I may tell a few) and more about sharing with you the ways in which I am amusing myself over the summer and the insights I gain by simply "being present".  In the fall, I will resume telling the stories of the wonderful "Babes On Bay Street".    In terms of sharing the ways in which I have been amusing myself, I have been devouring the Millennium trilogy by Steig Larsson. Judith Timson, one ...