How to Have Both a Partner and Career Ambition

Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, in her HBR article “If You Can’t Find a Spouse Who Supports Your Career, Stay Single”, states that professionally ambitious women really only have two options when it comes to their personal partners - a super-supportive partner or…

Seven Things to Consider when Leading Through Change

People responsible for planning and implementing change often forget that while the first task of change management is to understand the destination and how to get there, the first task of transition management is to convince people to leave home.…

How learning about transitions can help get through lockdown: Seven things you can do

Change is situational: a new ‘office’, new processes, new policies. Transition is the psychological process people go through to come to terms with new situations. Change is external. Transition is internal. Most people around the world are in the middle…

Three ideas to connect with, and own, your personal power.

I wore one of my favourite (and expensive, designer brand) dresses to present a workshop a couple of years ago. A participant commented casually, at the airport later that evening that they liked it and asked where I got it.…

The history of the ‘silencing’ of women and ideas for redefining power

In classical Greek and Roman history oratory was by definition a male pursuit and the deeper male voice a prerequisite. A woman who spoke publicly, if it happened at all, was, by definition, not a woman. A friend loaned me…

How to get more feedback. And yes… you really do want it.

Women can sometimes miss out on development opportunities because they are less likely to be offered feedback due to an assumption or fear that women will get emotional or upset about constructive feedback or criticism. (Tips on how best to…