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A majority of executives believe gender diversity in leadership is linked to better financial performance, but companies take few actions to support women in the workforce. A McKinsey & Company article.
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For many years, we’ve known intuitively that having women in top leadership positions means superior organizational performance. Today, a body of data from
The greatest leaders, whether male or female, are those who have the flexibility to change their behaviours and communication to adapt to different circumstances and situations. Having a fixed leadership style makes this more difficult. I believe to be a really successful leader we have to have characteristics of both male and female preferred styles which then enables you to develop this flexibility. One size doesn't fit all.
8 traits of female leadership you may wish to add to your leadership style whether you are a man or a woman.
"I wish I could fly as high as them ... !" he sighed. The chickens laughed at him . "You cannot fly. You are a chicken and chickens can neither fly nor soar ".,
How many of us spend our life as chickens because we believe what others tell us?
Without a a future-focused mindset, you can never really prepare for the future. These 5 strategies can help you start thinking ahead.
Diversity. It’s a buzzword that’s heralded everywhere, from college campuses to neighborhoods and the business world, and senior living companies may want to take heed: research overwhelmingly points to the value and importance of a gender-diverse...
Maybe we should make 2014 the Year of Women!
What makes some people more successful in work and life than others? IQ and work ethic are important, but they don't tell the whole story.
EQ is often taled about but from my experience many people don't really understand how it translates into leadership. here are 14 ways to consider...
Men can’t lead if they’re back on their heels, and if they’re busy deflecting, fearing or fabricating gender issues.
How can we build the safe environment that will help men and women have fearless working relationships?
Gratitude (and its sibling, appreciation) is the mental tool we use to remind ourselves of the good stuff. It’s a lens that helps us to see the things that don’t make it onto our lists of problems to be solved. It’s a spotlight that we shine on the people who give us the good things in life. It’s a bright red paintbrush we apply to otherwise-invisible blessings, like clean streets or health or enough food to eat.
Gratitude doesn’t make problems and threats disappear. We can lose jobs, we can be attacked on the street, we can get sick. I’ve experienced all of those things. I remember those harrowing times at unexpected moments: My heart beats faster, my throat constricts. My body wants to hit something or run away, one or the other. But there’s nothing to hit, nowhere to run. The threats are indeed real, but at that moment, they exist only in memory or imagination. I am the threat; it is me who is wearing myself out with worry.
That’s when I need to turn on the gratitude. If I do that enough, suggests the psychological research, gratitude might just become a habit. What will that mean for me? It means, says the research, that I increase my chances of psychologically surviving hard times, that I stand a chance to be happier in the good times. I’m not ignoring the threats; I’m appreciating the resources and people that might help me face those threats.
How having the habit of gratitude can change your life...
This is a great Thanksgiving Day article to read!
A particularly good and useful Thanksgiving season article.
Just in time for THANKSgiving. Thanks to Pamir Kiciman for scooping this.
The term the
Interesting statistics on this infographic....
I like infographics, this one gives a very interesting overview of the current situation...
You are GOOD enough, SMART enough, FINE enough, and STRONG enough. You don’t need other people to validate you; you are already VALUABLE.
Whenever I'm speaking to entrepreneurs—whether they are around the country or around the world—I'm always asked to share my now famous "ATM Story". It's one
Great to hear that you don't have to have a crystal clear nision of where you want to go- just the next step.
Palms sweaty, heart racing, too panicked to even breathe? No, you aren't being stalked by some monster ): you're about to speak in public!
While some would claim public speaking is a fate "worse than death," public speaking might actually feel worsethan death: at least you won't feel stage fright in death! If public speaking is so nerve-racking, do genetics cause social anxiety?
At some point in your life, you will have to communicate in front of people. Learning what stage fright really is could make you more comfortable doing so. Basically you, as a human, are wired to care about your reputation or what people think of you. So what happens if you get up there and forget a few lines or completely bomb a speech? This fear of being considered an idiot by your peers is a natural instinct called the flight or fight response, a primitive function in your brain that acts to self-protect at all times. The flight or fight response is a very difficult thing to control. Though it's present in all animals, most creatures don't have to get up in front of the entire animal kingdom to make any speeches!
There are alternatives to it being a fact of life. Using technqiues that change your physiological and emotional state can eradicate stage fright for ever. You kust need to learn how.
Happens to us all - some good ideas here.
You are the architect of your life. What are you building? How high do you want to go? An old commercial used to say, “You’ve come a long way, baby!” Women certainly have come a long way. We are...
How high is high? We'll never know until we try!
An interesting article that will help you 1) assess where you are against a certain set of criteria to enhance your leadership as a woman (while remaining a woman) 2) decide what your next steps are in that enhancement process.
The Information Daily Gender diversity in the boardroom dismissed by a third of top executives The Information Daily New research by recruitment specialist, Executives Online has shown that 71 per cent of top executives believe that more women in...
It is interesting to note how perceptions of a third of executives are in contradiction to what the research is showing about the benefits of greater diversity at boardroom level. what us being done to change these perceptions?
National Project Confirms Its First Woman Visionary Canada NewsWire (press release) A Bold Vision is also accepting nominations of women from across Canada to be one of the selected 23 Canadian women leaders that will participate in this first of...
Practical Tips for Productive Living
We often make it too complicated....
Oh how much time in the past I have spent doing this!
( Source: http://indulgy.com/post/BRa4hGw5G1/chanel-rouge-coco-shine )
We've fostered generations of managers with robust analytical skills and poor social skills, and we don’t seem to think that matters.
Some of our long-held beliefs about human motivation may be wrong....
Great article, but so dis-appointing that there are people like me who have been working in this area and saying this for as long as my career. Just shows how pervasive hierarhical, rational, logical, thinking is in our socity. On the other hand, exciting and dare I say it "delicious" as there is so much work out there. So, if you are ready to open up to a whole new world, contact me!
For a long time, we believed that people were rational, logical agents, driven by self-interest, greed, and desire. In recent years, we have begun to realize that people have another driver that is of equal, if not greater, importance: the drive to be social.
The studies tell the story:
a) Giving to charity activates the brain's reward system more than winning money.
b) Painkillers like Tylenol relieve social pain the same way they relieve physical pain.
c) Being socially rejected can lower your I.Q. score by 20% and cut your GRE score nearly in half.
d) Seeing a friend regularly has the same effect on our well-being as making an extra $100,000.
e) Volunteering to help others regularly produces the same increase in well-being as making an extra $50,000.
f) When an employee meets a person who benefits from their work, that employee can double their productivity.
g) People will pay $30,000 to be recognized as a high-status employee.
h) And, finally, being socially connected is literally as good for your health as quitting smoking.
Social activity matters more than we have realized. Yet institutions and organizations, from political systems to hospitals, schools and corporations, have been built based on a different set of beliefs:
a) that people are motivated by money,
b) that physical -- not social -- health is most important
c) and that social needs are "nice to have."
A boss who knows what his staff members really care about will be able to develop a better team environment.
We are deeply social beings, with social needs mattering more than physical needs in many situations. Maslow may have been wrong: Social may not be up the pyramid, it may be down at the base with physical needs. Until this insight makes its way into how we design our institutions, we may continue to see less than 30% of people in our organizations actively engaged in their work.
and it really all comes down to the ability to be flexible with your communication so that you can interact with evryone in a way that reduces conflict and increases buy in.
RT @Time4TruthNews: EU votes to impose legal quotas for women in the boardroom #EU #EuropeanUnion #TFT #Women http://t.co/u7Ez3B2mqJ
Are compulsory targets the way forward?
How a loyal follower shook off her old identity and became more of a leader
This is the WSJ article Casey Coleman referenced during the panel discussion.
5 Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs Over 50 Huffington Post This week Forbes released its annual list of "The World's Most Powerful People," and many of the list-makers are well-known entrepreneurs like Warren Buffett and Bernard Arnault...but women...