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Gloria Steinem: An Inspiration

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Friday, April 4, 2008

When asked the question "Who would you like to have dinner with, if you could invite anyone to join you?" I said I would love to have dinner with Gloria Steinem. I find her profoundly inspirational!!! I have seen her speak on several occasions and each time she has walked on stage, the largely female adudience has risen to their feet in a spontaneous and prolonged standing ovation. I believe they are applauding her courage and determination, her willingness to fight for the rights of all women! On each occasion, she has encourgaged the women in the audience to perform an outrageous act, every day!! And I must say, this idea has always appealed to me!! And she suggests women get together in ...

Do you want to be right or do you want to win?

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2008

When I first started working, I thought the answer to this question was so obvious it did not merit thinking about. Of course, I wanted to be right! How could I consider myself to have won, if I had not been right/done the right thing etc. And today, I look back and think I was quite naive! In fact, I have come full circle. I can see clearly that winning provides me with the ability to influence/have the impact I want to have. And the more I win, the more influence and impact I have. In my opinion, this is an interesting place from which to evaluate any position you take, particularly when things do not seem "fair" or you seem ...

What is it to be BIG?

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Monday, March 10, 2008

This is a question I am pondering at the moment. Obviously, it is a powerful question and there is no right or complete answer. It is simply (or not) something I want to reflect on in terms of my life. How does being BIG figure into my relationships, my work, my impact on the world? You get the idea. So, what is it to be BIG?