Archives by Tag 'obstacles'

Taking Chances!!

By - Last updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Bev Morris is the proprietor of Churchill's Fine Gourmet Gifts and so much more!!   I am a member of her book club and so received the note she sent out to her BBC (best book club) friends. I asked for her permission to share it with you and she agreed.   "Happy New Year to my BBC (best book club) friends!   Really looking forward to spring and book discussions. I just turned 65 (yay! senior's discount) and have been reflecting a lot on the last 10 years. I'm sending my thoughts on "taking chances" in the attachment. I have been profoundly surprised at myself. I wish you, all the best, in taking chances whatever they may be."   I have admired Bev Morris ...

Women Matter

By - Last updated: Thursday, February 6, 2014

  Since 2007, McKinsey & Company has published Women Matter, a series which analyzes the state of diversity in the top management of corporations. In January 2014, they released Women Matter 2013 "Gender diversity in top management: Moving corporate culture, moving boundaries."   For me, the highlights of the survey results are:   Female executives are ambitious and sure of their own abilities to become top managers, though they are less confident that their companies' cultures can support their rise. Cultural factors at work are more than twice as likely as individual factors to link to women's confidence that they can reach top management. Culture has a critical role to play in either supporting or hindering efforts to advance diversity. At the individual level, female respondents report ...

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

By - 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!!

Taking YES for an answer

By - 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 ...