I’ve gotten quite a bit of feedback from my previous blog, “Resentment is a Girl’s Best Friend.” I’ve discovered that this is an issue that plagues a lot of women, whether or not we’re in positions of leadership. The reason resentment is so erosive is that it operates largely beneath the surface. We don’t […]
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It’s New Year’s Day. The day when we set goals and start to martial our willpower to achieving them. If you are naturally driven and focused, you’re probably one of those rare folks who actually accomplishes her New Year’s Resolutions. Willpower can be a real force for good, especially as a leader. Driving and self-discipline allow […]
Okay, I’ve taken your gritty sisters to task (“Would it kill you to say thank you?”). Now it’s your turn, grace-sters. It’s Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday. I love remembering all the things I’m grateful for. It makes me happy and I find it very motivating to take stock of what’s positive in my life. I […]
If you want to see a magnificent integration of gritty toughness and graceful dignity, watch Diane Lane’s portrayal of Penny Chenery Tweety in the movie, “Secretariat.” Horseracing was and is an industry dominated by men. Yet in the 1970’s, Mrs. Tweety achieved tremendous success in a man’s business. If Lane’s portrayal is at all realistic, […]
It’s Fall in Washington, DC. As I revel in the leaves’ changing color, my thoughts turn to the process of change. A few years ago, I learned something amazing about how the leaves actually turn. The green itself does not change into a different color. Rather, the chlorophyl that creates the green simply falls away, […]