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 (e.g., The Retirement Age Myth), many people are continuing to work because they want to, because […]
A recent article, “44 Female Founders Every Entrepreneur Should Know,” was heartening to see. We need more publicity for accomplished women, particularly in STEM fields, to inspire all women to unleash their own visionary voices and step unabashedly into what has heretofore been seen as the domain of men.
Events like Hurricane Sandy tend to bring our lives into sharp relief. Those of us near or in the storm are acutely focused on what matters–food, water, safety, and communication for ourselves and our loved ones. The heroes stand out, as do the generous folks donating, opening their homes, and showing us that no matter what times we live in, we can count on each other when it matters.
A recent study by Booz & Co. reveals that if the U.S. employment rate for women were to become equal to that of men over the next 10 years, we would likely see an increase of at least 5% in our GDP. Now, think about this for a moment. We’re not even talking about equality within the workplace. Simply making it possible for women to have the same chance at employment is worth $795 billion.
A recent Huffington Post article, “8 Things Boomers Really Need,” suggests a few ideas for products and services that boomers could really use, including a few that are already offered by boomer-savvy entrepreneurs.
Most of you have no doubt heard that Stephen Covey passed away on Monday. He’s known best for his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, which catapulted him to fame, leading to more books as well as his seminars and consulting and the Franklin Quest products (particularly the well-known Franklin planners). Although he […]
Everyone is looking for ways to save money these days, and tips for doing so have proliferated all over the Internet, in magazines and newspapers, in email newsletters, and so on. The most obvious reason for this is, of course, the Great Recession and our slowly recovering economy. For many people, though, one purpose (or […]
We can generally agree that telling the truth is the right thing to do in most situations. Yet often we hold back, saying what we think others want to hear, or simply holding back an opinion or idea when we suspect it won’t be well received. Of course, not all opinions should be shared, especially […]
This week, I’ve talked about presence, what it is and why it’s important to develop, especially this month (see “Unwrapping Your Presence”). The first steps in developing this presence are asking the right questions, then opening yourself up to listening to the answers from the visionary voice inside you. These answers (or more and better […]
Florida International University’s Center for Leadership recent survey, The Women Entrepreneurial Leaders Report, showed that “while both men and women are equally likely to desire business growth, women are less likely to measure success by the size of their firm. Instead, women business owners tend to pursue a balance between economic goals, like profit, and […]