Come on into the Boardroom. Take a Seat at the Table

How many times have you walked into a meeting you are meant to be in and immediately removed yourself to a corner. How many times have you felt apologetic about your achievements? How many have you answered “what do you do” with a self-deprecating watered down version of what you actually do? How many times have sat “out of the way” in a meeting room? How many times have you avoided small talk with other participants before, during and after the meeting? How many times have you left a meeting thinking “I really should have said something about that” because I know the answer. How many times has an opportunity been floating there and you waited for someone to hand it to you directly? Have you ever wondered why? An awareness of the behaviour that has been reinforced in you as lady-like for years plays a powerful part in opening your eyes to the subconscious ways in which you may be holding yourself back. Just that… awareness.

Benefits of Eating Clean

The fundamentals of eating clean encourage you to consume more whole foods — such as fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains and healthy fats — and limit highly processed snack foods, sweets and other packaged foods.  Emily Brown, R.D.N., L.D. Since I am not a nutritionist, I prefer to source health information from experts. This…

The Real Value of Networking (Around the world in 80 clicks)

To some, networking means simply meeting or calling someone new for what might be a one-off discussion or event. In this limited sense, networking is only a trading relationship in which two parties seek to discover whether they have anything of mutual interest to talk about. They either make some sort of exchange or quickly…

Vision 2021 (How dare I after 2020 right?)

Habakkuk 2:2-3 And then God answered: “Write this.    Write what you see.Write it out in big block letters    so that it can be read on the run.This vision-message is a witness    pointing to what’s coming.It aches for the coming—it can hardly wait!    And it doesn’t lie.If it seems slow in coming, wait.     It’s on its way. It will come right on…

The 6 Types of Working Genius by Patrick Lencioni

“If you want to be successful and fulfilled in your work, you must tap into your gifts. That can’t happen if you don’t know what those gifts are.” PATRICK LENCIONI, AUTHOR AND CREATOR OF THE SIX TYPES OF WORKING GENIUS According to Patrick, “Far too many people in the world suffer needlessly because they don’t…

I Will Never Be the Same Again

“Give up defining yourself – to yourself or to others. You won’t die. You will come to life. And don’t be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it’s their problem. Whenever you interact with people, don’t be there primarily as a function or a role, but…

In Pursuit of the Unicorn: Work-Life Balance

“So find your rhythm, understand what makes you resentful, and protect it. You can’t have everything you want, but you can have the things that really matter to you. And thinking that way empowers you to work really hard for a really long period of time.” Marissa Mayer, president and CEO of Yahoo Change is…

Simon Sinek on the Difference between Optimism and Positivity

“People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe” Simon Sinek, Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action After listening to his now legendary Ted Talk on How Great Leaders Inspire Action (Start with why), I became a huge fan…

Health Should Set You Free (Around the Web in 80 Clicks)

As in all things, human beings make the best choices when they are free. For the past few weeks, we have focused rather intensely on the career-related conversation. For the next week or two, we will be rebalancing the scale a little by focusing on clean eating, health and lifestyle. We are starting with this…