I was floundering for most of last week with questions like ‘why am I trying to change the world when I could be having a simple life and spending time with my family?’ I know that you too, as women leaders, have such thoughts constantly. Not because you have dramatic incidents, necessarily, but because you… Continue reading Women Leaders Need an Organisation That Supports Them as Women
The most frequent reason that women opt out of business life is that they can’t be bothered with the ‘old boys club’. What does this phrase mean you might ask? I know that the phrase bothers men and so does the term ‘alpha male’ because men of this type, who might be in such a… Continue reading Jockeying for Captaincy
In April 2009, Michelle Obama made only one speech during her trip to London and that was at a girls-only, inner-city school, its pupils, of whom 20% are the children of refugees or asylum seekers, speak a total of 55 different languages and 92% of whom are from a black or minority background. And then,… Continue reading Michelle Obama Inspires Girls to Become Women Leaders
Isn’t it the truth that just as your career begins to really take off, you also arrive at an age where you are responsible for ageing parents and/or time hungry teenagers? the demands of a business combined with the demands of GCSE’s and A levels plus subsequent and natural teenage rebellion have sometimes felt like… Continue reading Women in Leadership at Home and at Work
I’ve just returned from Istanbul where I was asked to speak at the International Conference Centre for Kagider’s annual conference on women’s leadership. It was an incredible experience to hear fellow speakers from all over the world discussing issues that we are familiar with in the UK. Once again I was struck at the similarity of those issues and the… Continue reading Queen Bee Syndrome
Have you been following the news recently? Did you read about the apparent “whacking” of the former Citigroup boss who was presented with his resignation letter by the Chairman which has been described as a Machiavellian power grab? Or did you hear about how UBS traders were locked out of their offices last week as… Continue reading Have you been following the news recently?
Here is a funny video. But it comes with a warning… If you are easily offended and/or you don’t like swearing please don’t watch it! If you watch it at work make sure you have your headphones on! It is fifteen minutes long so get yourself a coffee and settle down for a shocking but… Continue reading “What do you want to do every day for the rest of your life?”
Being authentic is the key to your abundant success. Here is some executive coaching for women leaders (based on 10 years research) Authentic Non-authentic Speaks her truth Keeps quiet to keep the peace Looks for opportunities to shine Keeps head down and gets on with her work Works towards an exciting vision Works for… Continue reading Authentic Living (Leadership)
You have probably already heard Tom Daley’s secret to success. When he took to the diving board for his final dive, it was far more than just the culmination of years of hard work and training. It was a moment he had dreamed of since he was nine years old. The eighteen year old 10-meter… Continue reading 5 Years from now…Where will you be?
You may have seen Anne-Marie’s recent Article in the Atlantic which has already caused a lot of controversy and many people have blogged about it and commented in varying polarised ways. Here is my take: This was written in response to a blog from a leading corporation ‘It was easier when the children were younger as I… Continue reading Can Women Really Have it All?