Masculine, “bro,” and hyper-aggressive workplace cultures have captured much media attention over the past several years. Whether focused on Silicon Valley or Wall Street, journalists describe the obstacles such cultures pose for women, but not for men. This basic storyline implies that organizations face a win-lose proposition as they contemplate shifting their cultures: if they make their cultures more attractive to women, will they risk alienating men? Continue reading
Women Mean Better Business Webinar Series – Intentionality: Deciding is the Missing Step to Leading Well
The best leaders give consideration to, and are purposeful about, their leadership intent (the kind of leader they want to be) and their leadership impact (the legacy they want to leave). It determines how we lead, day-in, day-out. Continue reading
Whether occasional or chronic, procrastination is a coping strategy we could do without, as this needless delay undermines our performance, well-being, and health. Continue reading
Experiential learning engages not only the content-learning part of the brain, but the more foundational part of the brain as well, which evolved first. This part of the brain acts rapidly to draw conclusions based on tacit knowledge – the type of knowledge that separates the leaders from the followers.
Leadership is an issue in all areas of life, but particularly in business. What are some “brain-natural” ways to promote leadership development on the job? How does higher education look to supply business with better leaders who are more work-ready? Continue reading
The average American worker spends more than nine hours per day sitting and the resultant health crisis is making headlines: “Sitting Is the New Smoking!”, “Obesity is on the Rise”, “Type II Diabetes: Epidemic”. Prolonged sitting also contributes to depression and loss of muscle tone. And yet, with all that we know about the benefits of even gentle movement, the vast majority of professionals continue to exercise only our brains and tongues at work. What can the average American worker do to combat this high-risk behavior? Continue reading