Is No Really No Or Is It An Opportunity?

Is No Really No Or Is It An Opportunity?

This post is from the archives. Women are much more likely than men to take a “no” as a personal rejection and final answer. In fact, the fear of rejection will often keep us from asking for things we rightly deserve. Let’s look at the situation of a...
3 Tips for Promoting Courage

3 Tips for Promoting Courage

This is a guest post by Bill Treasurer. The article originally appeared in Entrepreneur.com. It happened again yesterday. I had just given a talk on courage-building to 600 CEOs and business owners. After my talk, one CEO approached me with a common dilemma. “My...

Do We Automatically Assume We Can’t Have Work-Life Balance?

Anne-Marie Slaughter’s article in The Atlantic in 2012 presented a strong argument why women can’t have it all. Her article resonated with many professional women who were frustrated and exhausted from trying to “balance” a full time career with family demands; women...

What are your feelings about ambition?

Ambition is a complicated topic for most women. We are told growing up that ambition is important yet we hear very mixed messages about ambitious successful women. Society does not always support or encourage women to realize their ambition the same way it does men....
Do Women Really Want Power?

Do Women Really Want Power?

My Forbes article describing the top ways women give power away resonated with many readers. I received several comments and emails in which women expressed to me that the article was “an eye-opener”, and they now realize the subtle ways they give up power as well as...