The Problem: The Workplace I read an article recently on why some women undermine other women in the workplace. I was struck by the conclusion: Women undermine other women not so much because of gender but because of workplace conditions. I disagree. Some women undermine other women because of the influence of patriarchy and impact… Continue reading Why Women Undermine Women & What To Do About It.
I have witnessed the RAGE of women. Ashley Judd epitomized this when reciting the words of Nina Donovan at the Women’s March on January 21, 2017. With those words I recognized my women friends, colleagues, strangers and myself. As much as we have tried to drown, ignore, or work through the RAGE, it is still… Continue reading Rage
Since Wednesday November 9th (2016) I’ve been practicing something that I preach: Pausing. Being Curious. Reflecting. Observing. Actively listening. My circle of friends and colleagues all seem to be on the same page about one thing: The result of the elections in the United States will have dire consequences not only for the country but… Continue reading Something more dangerous than the President-elect (and how a conflict resolution approach can help).
A friend of mine says, when it comes to conflicts, “We all want to be heard but no one wants to listen.” So how do you get to be heard? Part of the answer is this: Acknowledgement. You may have just rolled your eyes. I know I likely did when I first heard this. I… Continue reading How to Get Someone To Listen To You.
We’ve all been there. We roll our eyes. Huff. Puff. Mutter under our breath. Verbally or silently we conclude that someone we have had to deal with is stupid. Oh the satisfaction of coming to that conclusion! Except… We end up having to deal with the same issues again. The only thing that changes is… Continue reading How To Deal With Stupid.