How Your Creativity Can Survive its own Success

Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars, but remember to keep your feet on the ground. Theodore Roosevelt Elizabeth Gilbert is the author of the extraordinarily successful book “Eat, Pray, love.” I loved the book. They made it into a movie and, to my surprise, I didn’t…

5 Critical Skills to Find Your Voice in the Workplace (Around the Web in 80 Clicks)

Written by Shavon Lindley at trainingindustry.com Workplace cultures often feature certain contradictory personality types: people who tend to dominate conversations and people who tend to remain quieter. Sometimes, these differences are based on hierarchy; if you’re lower on the ladder, you might be less inclined to offer input. Sometimes, they can be rooted in gender;…

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen Covey)

“Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.”―  Stephen Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People This is one of those books that I genuinely believe can change a person’s life forever. It is also the book that introduced…

Women@Work: Competing Paradigms, Scrambled Brains and Michelle Obama

source “For me, being a mother made me a better professional, because coming home every night to my girls reminded me what I was working for. And being a professional made me a better mother, because by pursuing my dreams, I was modeling for my girls how to pursue their dreams.” ~ Michelle Obama Although…

Women@Work: Abundance Mentality v Scarcity Mentality

“There is a lie that acts like a virus within the mind of humanity. And that lie is, ‘There’s not enough good to go around. There’s lack, limitation and there’s just not enough. The truth is that there’s more than enough good to go around. There is more than enough creative ideas. There is more…

“We Teach Girls to Shrink Themselves…”

When Beyoncé’s fifth self-titled album was released, everyone raged about the song “flawless.” As a lover of music, I couldn’t resist a listen but try as I might, I couldn’t get past the “bow down b*****” part of the song so I left it alone. I figured each to his own. And so it was…

Women@Work: Empowerment is a Two-Way Street

“As women must be more empowered at work, men must be more empowered at home. I have seen so many women inadvertently discourage their husbands from doing their share by being too controlling or critical. Social scientists call this “maternal gatekeeping” which is a fancy term for “Ohmigod, that’s not the way you do it!…