Do you remember your career dreams of yesteryear, and then – kind of this halting screeching break sound like in a movie? And here you are… x (xx?) years later, in a cubicle, corner office, home office – NOT living the dream? I was forced to confront this reality when reading friend, coach, and Hot Mommas Project founding author Kathy Caprino’s piece on the topic in Forbes.Read More
By @ChiefHotMomma. This is part of the Power Plays series. Continued from #17a. Now let’s talk about money. Very much like the illustrative tale of Rich Dad, Poor Dad, this is the tale of “Rich Sister, Poor Sister.” In this scenario, the sisters make the SAME amount of money each year, they just spend it differently. 6. Setting Limits. Just as with time management in Part I, setting limits around spending is key. In a dual-income household, sometimes it’s as simple as living off of one salary and saving the other. Or, you can have an automatic withdrawl from your paycheck...Read More
By @ChiefHotMomma. This is part of the Power Plays series. Today I spoke at the amazing Year Up, a highly-selective program which “empowers urban talent to reach their potential” through an intensive technical skills training program. I told the group I’d put together some materials to follow up my talk, and this post is part of that. It was originally posted on a finance blog. What does Year Up - a tech training organization – have to do with women, my Women’s Entrepreneurship Class, and the global women’s leadership education and mentoring venture: Hot...Read More
So it started with this article:
Morons and Oxymorons: Undermining Women in Leadership
I thought this title was pretty excellent.
The text of the article gets heavy (INSEAD). Points include the Catch 22 of if women act competent we’re frowned upon, but if we act nice, we’re not viewed as competent.
The bottom line? Success equals comfort with gender identity. This is a fancy way of saying: Be comfortable in your own skin.
I do wonder how this is possible when there are many messages saying to girls or women, “Be this, be that” – and we’re game for it.Read More
When Harvard Business School Professor Howard Stevenson almost died, he woke up to the real meaning of work life balance: It’s about priorities. That is: What is most important to you.
Balancing a bunch of things and expecting A+ results in all of them is a recipie for disaster. Yet, many of us try to do that on a daily basis.Read More
Businesses often prepare for worst case scenarios. What if the CEO gets hit by a bus?…How SEVERE an analogy does it take for you to “let go” and pass off responsibility? Enter: The “If I Died” List. Take Xandra, for example. There Xandra sat …in her car.. in the parking lot…outside the hospital. “I’m in labor,” she texted from her Blackberry: Still wired, still connected. Xandra is still alive and well today, but…really people…
What is wrong with this picture?Read More