Archives by Tag 'support'

Comparative Advantage

By - Last updated: Thursday, August 21, 2008

In the course of my summer reading, I was reminded of Adam's Smith concept of Comparative Advantage, "Focus on those things you do better than others." I like it because it is a straightforward strategy which can be applied in the corporate world and to one's personal life eg in the course of setting one's career or life goals and I believe it is one which can be easily overlooked or ignored. Just thought I would share it, in case it provokes some thinking on your part, as it has on mine.

I Believe

By - Last updated: Thursday, August 7, 2008

My best friend sent this to me this morning and I wanted to share it!! Feel free to send it to the people you believe in. I Believe...That just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other. And just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do love each other. I Believe... That we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change. I Believe...That no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that. I Believe...That true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love. I Believe...That you can do something in an instant that will give you ...

Women Supporting Women

By - Last updated: Friday, April 4, 2008

Women seem to resist supporting one another, in so many ways!! I am reminded of this every day, watching the US election campaign. We judge each other harshly and are quick to criticize one another. What is this all about? Where does it get us? What satisfaction does it provide? And where would we be, if this was not the case? Women feel excluded from the informal groups of their male colleagues but don't seem to trust or value one another enough to establish their own informal networks. What would happen, if women made the choice to support one another? What would happen if we stepped up just 50% of the time? And I mean real support,eg retaining female lawyers, financial advisors and ...

Gloria Steinem: An Inspiration

By - 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 ...