Respectful disagreement and dialogue will often generate bigger and better ideas and solutions. Passionate debate must exist in an organization if it is to grow and thrive. Is this dynamic difficult for women to embrace?
Mentoring programs abound. Coordinators, companies and participants boast of their success. The successes are real. The programs are powerful. Yet, mentoring programs are only part of the solution.
Passion is a word that gets thrown around here, there, and everywhere these days. Many of the world’s leading business leaders and social thinkers talk about the need to figure out what you are passionate about and not to stop until you find it. How do you do that?
Equal Employment Opportunity is not just a federal law I’m charged with helping my organization uphold, it’s a personal conviction. It’s not that I think less of the women who have to take legal action; it’s that I idolize those in the generation before us who never did.
People are used to freedom and family during the summertime, bracketed by beaches, long days and picnics. That’s what our memories tell us, what photo albums tell us, and what advertising tells us. But it’s not real.