I read another one of those articles on a post from the Harvard Business Review stating that women often don’t get what they want or deserve because they don’t ask for it. Does anyone else feel like me after I read these types of articles – here’s another thing I’m doing wrong. Here
I worked in an office where we expanded to occuppy two floors. It just so happened that when we split the office the first floor was occuppied by men and one woman. Likewise, the second floor was occupied by women and one man. I found some humor in this – finally, in the testo
I introduced the concept of the power seat and told you how to find it in your conference room in my article Understanding the Power Seat. Now it is time to learn how to use it so you can take lead a discussion and lead your collegues to better solutions.
From the example on the “Your Best Leverage” page, poor Bob has to build a wall but has no material. There is a crisis! And in the male workplace that is a cry for action! But will the male approach really solve the crisis or just lead to new problems? Let’s look at how
I was working at an on-site construction office and I kept hearing rumors that I wore high heels to work. I had 2 pairs I wore, one black and one brown. To me they were boring 2″ heels and definately not sexy. They were “office shoes.” If I went out on site, I h
One of the most difficult things for most women to do is get their ideas heard when they are in a room full of men. Men can be loud and assertive, if not aggressive, in order to shut down the ideas of others. At the extreme a discussion can turn into nothing more than a competition
For women it is critical that we have a basic understanding of the principles of LEAN principles and systems-thinking. It is through systems-thinking that we can improve the processes our employees use to perform work. Systems-thinking is a natural fit for women while men are taught
In one of my earliest career assignments I used processes to train a team for a competition. Even though the team was by far the most inexperienced, their knowledge of the singular best process allowed them to excel. I learned that having the "best and the brightest" does not guaran