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A Department of Labor report on the glass ceiling noted that “what’s important [in organizations] is comfort, chemistry, and collaboration.”
Chris Argyris, business theorist and professor, says there’s a universal human tendency to organize our lives around remaining in control and winning.
Might these hidden needs be the reason most companies have failed at incorporating diversity as a normal business practice despite all the research that demonstrates its positive impacts on the bottom line?[…] Continue Reading »
This is part two of a two-part post by Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett, the authors of “The New Soft War on Women: How the Myth of Female Ascendance Is Hurting Women, Men-and Our Economy (Tarcher/ Penguin). In part one, they discussed three things women should be doing — but aren’t — to get ahead professionally.[…] Continue Reading »
Women earn the majority of advanced degrees, but these dramatic gains have not translated into money and influence. The pipeline is getting filled with educated and talented women, but their way forward is too often blocked. Under a veneer of progress, what we call the “New Soft War on Women” is gaining strength, based on stubborn stereotypes about what women can’t do.[…] Continue Reading »
Leadership advice runs rampant on the Internet, which is fine because most of it comes from a place of wisdom and reflection.
If you’re a woman aspiring to lead, however, there is one tiny problem with these “how to” and “Top 10″ lists. Since our dominant leadership culture is male, the majority of the advice is largely designed to make men better leaders.[…] Continue Reading »
On May 9, 200 women leaders gathered at the Forbes Women’s Summit. This wasn’t a conference about advancing women. It was a conference about women advancing the world, and in doing so, redefining the rules of power. With video appearances from Oprah Winfrey and Sheryl Sandberg and live discussions with Janet Napolitano; designers Donna Karan and Tory Burch; Helene Gayle, CEO of CARE; and Ellen Kullman, CEO of Dupont, among others, we heard stories of how women are redefining power.[…] Continue Reading »