Everyone wants long term success. But it is elusive for most. Long term success is dependent on knowing where you are now and where you are headed. Then closing the gap. Frequently. Continuously. Whether it’s your business, your career or your life at home., it’s easy to get off track, lose touch or get buried […]
Boomer Women Are Quitting Corporate: Here’s Why
I’ve talked before about the ongoing trend of women leaving the corporate world to start their own businesses. This is no surprise considering the glass ceiling is still unbreakable in many companies throughout Corporate America. Many women, especially women over 50, who have spent their working lives climbing the corporate ladder are faced with the […]
Always Add Value
Always Add Value is one of my 52 Quintessential Principles of Greatness codified to keep us moving from great to greatness. I forget to apply this principle myself every once in a while. In fact, just last week I was asked to by a really sharp associate leader, “what value will you bring to my […]
The Generational Job Rift—And What We Can Do About It
All over the world, people are working past the usual retirement ages. In some cases, this is due to the minimum age rising, and in others, people need or want the income, the security. But, as I’ve discussed before, many people are continuing to work because they want to, because being 65, 70, 80, even 90 is not the same today as it once was. The idea of retiring at 65 today often feels as foreign as it would feel to a 45-year-old.
Midlife Crisis…More like Encore
Midlife crisis. It is a term bandied about, which can conjure images of sports car purchases, new gym memberships, flirtations/affairs/divorces, botox and bikinis. Midlife is, for many, a time of transition, including whether or how to retire. It can be a time of more questions than answers, a time in which you feel less steady […]
Deactivate Office Ageism
This may come as a shocker to some in our youth-centric culture, but we are all aging. And, as authors Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole mention in their popular Huff/Post 50 article, “Ageism: The Thorn in the Side of Women In Their 70s” , “…we all know that aging is, indeed, the only way forward.” […]
Your Business’s Full Potential
Warren Buffet’s article in Fortune could not be more spot on about why women and men should both care about gender equality in business. No manager operates his or her plants at 80% efficiency when steps could be taken that would increase output. And no CEO wants male employees to be underutilized when improved training […]
Lean In . . . or Out?
By now, you’ve probably heard of and perhaps read Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. In her book as in countless articles, women are advised to do this or do that to close the various gender inequalities in the workplace—in promotions (particularly to executive and board positions), […]
Time Is Money
You may know that you want to start a business, for example, but you’re unsure of what kind of business exactly. You may only vaguely know that you want to do something purposeful, but you aren’t sure if this means volunteering or work or some combination, or what exactly you would be doing. If […]
No One Wins the Waiting Game
Many of us are waiting. We’re playing it safe, not taking any risks, putting off our next big steps, the transformations we long to make in our lives and work, until the winds of global economic change die down. We’ve locked the doors, boarded up the windows, and headed down into the basement. But the […]
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