I gave up perfectionism decades ago! What a relief. However, I will unapologetically try for 'perfect' on some things, like making sure there are no typos in this article. (Now I know for sure some perfectionist out there is going to search for one...should I give them one?)
Women have discovered that waiting for the world to do the right thing is not sufficient. That it's not enough to have equal rights and demonstrable proof that gender balance benefits employers. We have found out the hard way that only if you actively intervene do you begin to move towards true equality.
Companies can make a difference by acknowledging the issue and working on any internal imbalances. Adding talented women to the executive team, giving promotions and making women feel valued, as well as inspired.
Last weekend I attended a Startup Weekend in Dublin, which is an opportunity for passionate leaders and entrepreneurs to come together to share ideas, form teams, and launch startups in just 54 hours. Here are 10 crucial things I learned over the weekend.
The importance of "mentoring" within the corporate world is widely discussed these days: by leadership and HR teams to assist with talent retention, t...
I had the great pleasure and privilege to chair an extremely high-powered debate on justice a few days ago. Dozens of judges and magistrates, senior...
As a person whose life has been transformed by meditation, I love the 'time' excuse. If you can't find 20 minutes a day to meditate then you need two hours to meditate. I empathizse; I was very busy most of my life running in circles. It certainly took up all my time and, interesting enough, never seemed to break.
As you burnout you start feeling empty and lost. You find yourself questioning everything you ever thought you wanted, dreamed-of or achieved. Slowly the knowledge and vision of who you were 'meant' to be grows dimmer and dimmer.
Greater diversity on boards is essential for businesses, our society and the economy but as the brilliant Dave Goldberg put it, it is just "the right thing to do".
Why the sudden burst of initiatives? Partly it's due to the work of coaching team Women Returners who have partnered with Opportunity Now to develop "returnships" - short-term paid positions, project-based, typically with training and mentoring support.
I am not alone. A New York Times survey in 1984 placed death third in a list of people's biggest fears. The first two were walking into a room full of strangers and speaking in public. So the whole TED phenomena taps into our inner fears and, as somebody who sends people o
Do you approve of yourself? Do you approve of the way you live your life, your choices, how you treat others, conduct your relationships, how you take care of yourself, your level of honesty, your career choice, or your values? If you don't, hello disillusionment...hello Burnout!
A quick straw poll of some of my friends and colleagues revealed that, whilst many of the emerging themes were common resilience themes, a real plethora of slightly unexpected techniques came through - so I thought I would share some of those.
According to Harriet Harman, MP for Southwark and Camberwell, the 'fuscia's bright' for the Labour party. Arguably, the same applies to the whole of the UK's political spectrum. As the results of the UK general election rolled in on the 8th of May, there was a clear victory for women in politics.
There are some simple foundation steps that we can all take; that in fact, I have taken to really set the scene for fully flourishing. I believe that we attract what we think we deserve, at different levels in our thinking.
It all started with a glib remark by a male comedy promoter 15 years ago who replied to my question about why he never booked any women by stating that 'women aren't funny' and furthermore that 'there aren't any funny women on the circuit'.