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: Work, Race & Prejudice

“What is it you most dislike? Stupidity, especially in its nastiest forms of racism and superstition.” ~ Christopher Hitchens When I wake up most mornings, I take an extra few minutes to lie quietly and just allow my body to wake up. Often, I will say a little word of thanks to God while I wait. At…

I Can’t Be SuperWoman Today

‘You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the…

Women@Work: Why You Need a Sponsor (Not the Sugar Daddy Kind)

Sponsorship is about putting your name and reputation on the line for someone else. It could be as simple as recommending someone for a new role, yet it’s one of the most powerful cultural tools any organization has ~ Lynne Doughtie You know that song by Teairra Mari in which she talks about finding a…

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…

Are You the Flea in the Lidded Jar? Am I?

“You have to aspire to something so great that you have to have God’s help.” ~ Steve Harvey I am planning for 2019 and in so doing, I have heeded to oft-repeated call to set goals so big that they frighten me. The trouble is this… they frighten me. I am genuinely afraid. Afraid of…

Women@Work: Show me your battle dress and I will show you mine

  I love every adaptation and variation of Sherlock Holmes. One of the more iconic moments made for TV happened in the episode of “Sherlock” in which Sherlock finally meets “The Woman”, Irene Adler. In anticipation of Sherlock’s arrival and the battle royale of strategy and wit that would follow, Irene is seen trying on…

Pregnancy : An Uppercut to the Career?

“I am on the partner track. For the first time in my career I have some traction…and now I’m worried they would use this to penalise me.” – Luca Quinn on being pregnant I was watching “The Good Fight” last night and one of my favourite characters, Luca Quinn, is pregnant. She is a strong,…

Mom Guilt. It’s the “B” Word

“Motherhood often feels like a game of guilt management. Sometimes the guilt is overwhelming and debilitating. Sometimes just a low simmer, but it always feels right there. There is never any shortage of fuel to feed the beast, so the whole mechanism is constantly nourished to administer shame and a general feeling of incompetency. Add…