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Real Women, Real Questions 5

This RWRQ update offers pivotal support for women. The theme involves how we present ourselves, how we authentically bring our highest contribution to the table, and how these might create differing perceptions for women versus men. Here are the questions: How do you overcome being shy? I know I’m an effective leader, but can be [...]

Real Women, Real Questions 4

In this post, our questions from WID Leadership Summit participants are all about minding the gap. Here’s the questions … How do I move from glorified secretary/assistant role into a leadership role? How do I get promoted as a non-engineer in an engineering command? How do I effectively lead a diverse group of men and [...]

2018-08-20T10:46:30-04:00March 1st, 2018|Career Development, Change, Leader Development|

Real Women, Real Questions 3

This post includes surprising insights from research on leadership development and my response to WID Leadership Summit participant questions about "finding the job I love," pursuing "what I really want," and facilitating a transition from corporate to "community benefit." You may want to reflect on the interesting connections between the two, and any implications for [...]

2018-08-20T10:47:01-04:00February 5th, 2018|Career Development, Leadership|

Real Women Real Questions Q2

I love this next question from a WID Leadership Summit* attendee, who wants to know "How to better message and "sell" ideas and solutions to my leadership (as a worker-bee)." We covered some of the technical aspects of presentation development and delivery in the presence-focused session at the event. At the heart of this question, [...]

2018-08-23T11:46:19-04:00January 24th, 2018|Leader Development, Leadership|

Real Women Real Questions, Q1

The Women In Defense (WID) Palmetto Chapter hosted a leadership summit towards the end of 2017. I led two sessions—Growing through Disruption: Leverage the Power of Change for Career Success and Elevate Your Presence: Stand Up and Stand Out When Speaking and Leading—and invited attendees to submit questions. Several women responded with leadership or career [...]

2018-08-20T10:39:44-04:00January 15th, 2018|Career Development, Leader Development|

Creator of Magical Experience: Ruth Shellhorn

Few people get the invitation to contribute to the making of a film. Ours arrived in the mail a couple of days ago. Before I share more on the filmmaking, let me tell you a story about an incredible woman … If you are one of the 650 million plus visitors to Disneyland since the [...]

2018-08-20T11:06:54-04:00September 11th, 2015|Leadership, Women's Leadership|

Leaning In Dialogues and Gender Difference in Destiny

I find the current discussion on the topic of women’s choices and career advancement a fascinating sideline experience. Observing from the sidelines, as opposed to stepping out on the field, is exactly the type of feminine choice women make, according to what I’ve read of Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead [affiliate]. Sandberg isn’t [...]

2018-09-04T18:38:07-04:00March 30th, 2013|Leadership, Women's Leadership|

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