Archives by Tag 'relationships'

Mentors Are Good. Sponsors Are Better.

By - Last updated: Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Lately, I have been tweeting about articles I find worthy of reading, however, I thought the article by Sylvia Ann Hewlett in Sunday's New York Times (April 14, 2013) "Mentors Are Good. Sponsors Are Better." was simply too good to miss!! In it, Ms Hewlett clearly describes the difference between a mentor and a sponsor. I believe it is important to understand the difference between them and how each of them can impact your career success. Here is the link; I encourage you to read the article and pass it on!!   http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/14/jobs/sponsors-seen-as-crucial-for-womens-career-advancement.html?ref=jobs&_r=0   Ps. And if you are not on twitter, I highly recommend you give it a try!!    

Sheryl Sandberg on 60 Minutes

By - Last updated: Wednesday, March 20, 2013

There has been much written about Sheryl Sandberg and her book Lean In both before and after it was published early last week. In fact, I wrote about it in my last post.   A friend suggested I watch her interview on 60 Minutes a couple of days before her book was released; I thought it was great!!   Just in case you missed it, you can check it out at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8n1NAbShwLc   Please let me know what you think. You can share your comments in the Comments section below.

Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

By - Last updated: Thursday, March 14, 2013

I read Sheryl Sandberg's new book Lean In yesterday!!   And I loved it!! Every single word of it!!   I believe writing this book and sharing these stories and her thoughts on "Women, Work and the Will to Lead" was a generous and courageous act of leadership on her part!! She definitely had more to lose than gain by doing so and she knew it and wrote the book anyways!!   Congratulations, Sheryl!!   I encourage you to read it and I would love to hear what you think of it!!

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, ...