Are You an Iron Lady?

The Golden Globe Awards this week featured the most gorgeous dresses I’ve ever seen (yes, I confess to being a fashion watcher) and Meryl Streep winning her 9th Golden Globe, for her extraordinary portrayal of the British rock-ribbed Conservative former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the first and only woman ever to serve in that post. ...more
Sara Washburn has sent this message via LinkedIn-raises the questions of balance. Saw the ... more

Are You an Iron Lady?

The Golden Globe Awards this week featured the most gorgeous dresses I’ve ever seen (yes, I confess to being a fashion watcher) and Meryl Streep winning her 9th Golden Globe, for her extraordinary portrayal of the British rock-ribbed Conservative former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the first and only woman ever to serve in that post. ...more
I loved this tweeted response from @dianabhenriques Great query. Feel the Iron Lady tug, but try ... more

Are You an Iron Lady?

The Golden Globe Awards this week featured the most gorgeous dresses I’ve ever seen (yes, I confess to being a fashion watcher) and Meryl Streep winning her 9th Golden Globe, for her extraordinary portrayal of the British rock-ribbed Conservative former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the first and only woman ever to serve in that post. ...more
@VickiePynchon shared this on Facebook: Don't, actually, ever feel this way, i.e., to be ... more

My New Year Revolution: Owning the Power of “Yes”

Happy New Year! Personally, I like these round numbered years. They make me feel optimistic for no apparent reason. What about you? What’s your frame of mind as you start 2012? As you probably know, optimism—even when unwarranted--turns out to be one of the most valuable of all leadership traits. ...more
From LInkedIn: My frame of mind is one of passion, of optimism and of hope. I see opportunity. ... more

What Leadership Lesson Are You Most Thankful For? Bonus Gift Edition

Wow! Thanks, for sharing so many fabulous, and fabulously helpful, leadership lessons that you are thankful for!  With the season of giving in full swing, here are more great gifts of wisdom shared by women leaders. Want to give a gift to others? Post your leadership lesson in the comments section below.   And while you’re at it, post YOUR most burning leadership question for the New Year too.   Speaking of Gratitude ...more
It's interesting, Melanie. that the two of you are able to avoid typical gender expectations and ... more

What Leadership Lesson Are You Most Thankful For?

This is an advice column where I'm supposed to answer your questions. But this Thanksgiving, I'm shaking things up in my life , so I turned the tables and asked some fabulous women leaders this question: What leadership lesson are you most thankful for? The outpouring of responses made me exceedingly grateful. Not a turkey among them. Herewith a Thanksgiving feast of delicious wisdom you can savor calorie-free—and use all year. ...more
Jane and Rita, thanks for your contributions. Great advice. Women do tend to be people pleasers ... more

Can I Negotiate the Pay I’m Worth in a Down Economy?

Now that the Paycheck Fairness Act failed on Capitol Hill, what can women do to try to get the pay they deserve, the same pay as men? In this economy, women may fear that aggressive negotiating may cost them a job either before they even have it or while they have it.   ...more
From Denise Di Stephan via Facebook: Finally had time to read it this morning. so sorry for ... more

Can I Negotiate the Pay I’m Worth in a Down Economy?

Now that the Paycheck Fairness Act failed on Capitol Hill, what can women do to try to get the pay they deserve, the same pay as men? In this economy, women may fear that aggressive negotiating may cost them a job either before they even have it or while they have it.   ...more
Good to hear from an employer's POV how the pitch is heard and received. Perhaps this isn't ... more

Can I Negotiate the Pay I’m Worth in a Down Economy?

Now that the Paycheck Fairness Act failed on Capitol Hill, what can women do to try to get the pay they deserve, the same pay as men? In this economy, women may fear that aggressive negotiating may cost them a job either before they even have it or while they have it.   ...more
Indeed! As my daddy used to tell me, "She who asks, gets." @macjenna more

Can I Negotiate the Pay I’m Worth in a Down Economy?

Now that the Paycheck Fairness Act failed on Capitol Hill, what can women do to try to get the pay they deserve, the same pay as men? In this economy, women may fear that aggressive negotiating may cost them a job either before they even have it or while they have it.   ...more
And another view on Jesse from LinkedIn--Dorothy Dalton via an affinity group I highly recommend ... more