One of my own favorite writers, the Jesuit priest James Martin, is noting the negative impact of technology on our capacity to pray
I try to start my day with a reading from Lao Tzu.He remains the wisest teacher about organizations and leadership…
Last week I posted a few thoughts about women and happiness. This has been a hot topic ever since Marcus Buckingham published his top-selling Find Your Strongest Life: What the Happiest and Most Successful Women Do Differently. A lot of women took strong exception to Buckingham telling them what they needed to do to become … Read more
Women and happiness: what about the workplace?
I happen to think women do a great job of supporting one another… what do you think?
I’m often asked whether having more women in positions of power in the big financial services companies implicated might have prevented the risky and grandiose wagers that led us to disaster. After all, a Cambridge University study famously linked high risk trading behavior to surges in testosterone. In addition, the trading units and hedge funds … Read more
Adam Cohen writes in today’s New York Times that ours is becoming an age of Cassandras—voices raised to warn of impending disasters that are doomed to be ignored. Clearly there’s a strong element of this in the unfolding financial crisis, but Cohen neglects to note s key fact: that the Cassandra role has traditionally been … Read more
I got very excited this morning when I opened my Harvard Business Review “management tip of the day” about how companies could best compete in the global market. What was the number one thing organizations needed to do, according to HBR? Focus on women! http://tinyurl.com/yemek44 Okay, some of us have been saying this for about … Read more
Last week, the Economist’s featured a cover story: We Did It! What Happens When Women Are Over Half the Workforce. It provided a good summary picture of where women stand in 2010 and suggested that we celebrate women’s progress—to which I can only say, good idea! The magazine’s “Schumpeter” column, which is supposed to focus … Read more
This fall I spent time in San Francisco with one of my favorite clients, Leadership California.Every year, LCA brings together 50 high potential women in business, government, the non-profit sector and academia for four sessions intensive three-day sessions. The goal is to help them build and strengthen their networks, expand their understanding of the opportunities … Read more