Category Archives: Women and Work

Second in a Series- My One Woman Book Club – THRIVE by Arianna Huffington

A year ago it was all about Lean In.   Though I appreciated Sandberg’s messages, something was lacking.  I’m happy to report I found it in Thrive, Arianna Huffington’s most recent book.  Here’s a little background on my discovery. In 2012 … Continue reading

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Good Enough!

“Good Enough.”  If you are to get anything done – especially as a leader- you need to develop an understanding and acceptance of this idea.  You must understand selective perfectionism – VERY selective.  You must understand the positive, explosive power … Continue reading

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A Really Simple Christmas

I simplified my life by cancelling my magazine subscriptions.  It not only reduced the clutter of the unread, it eliminated the stress of a pile of “should read”.  Now, once in awhile, when a cover at the checkout line catches … Continue reading

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Average is Your Path to Richness

It wasn’t that long ago that my best friend and I made a secret pact.  What we whispered to each other we didn’t dare share with anyone else.  We couldn’t let on that what we fought so hard for was … Continue reading

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Intentions VS. Ideals

Balance is out.  After years of trying to convince women that work/life balance is the ideal, there’s growing recognition that most “ideals” aren’t goals. (Think Barbie).  Contemporary women like Sheryl Sandberg, Anne Marie Slaughter, and Debora Spar dispel the balance … Continue reading

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Notes from A Women’s Conference

“Is Balance A Myth?” According to Dr. Teena Cahill, keynote speaker at Women in Business Alliance’s annual conference, the idea of work/life balance was created to make women who are successful at most everything, feel guilty about something!  Think about … Continue reading

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Book Club Part 4: Shared stories, Defining Moments and Final thoughts on “Lean In”

I finally finished. Those last 50 pages were hanging over my head and kept slipping down my priority list for three great reasons.  1.  I was on vacation, 2.  “Gone Girls” captivated me and 3. Sheryl’s writing is just a … Continue reading

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Book Club Part 3: Are You My Mentor? (No.)

If you have to ask the question – the answer is probably no.  Mentors are essential but they aren’t a forced relationship.  Mentorship is the structure, not the source. It happens when you capture someone’s attention with a thoughtful question … Continue reading

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Book Club Part 2: “Noone Wears a Tiara On the Jungle Gym” Chapters 3 & 4

When I read these chapters I had two reactions.  First, I really liked the jungle gym analogy for a career path.  Mommy tracks, on and off ramps, jungle gym –it’s all the same. Women are orchestrating careers in non-traditional ways … Continue reading

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My One-Woman Book Club – Thoughts on “Lean In”

Join my one-woman book club.  A place for reflection and connection on today’s  hot books.  Over the next few days I hope you will share your insights and reactions to Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In – chapter by chapter.  If you … Continue reading

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