Do you remember the last time you were newly hired at work? Did you feel an immediate acceptance, or not? What did it do to you? How did it affect your performance?
The news about women taking double or even triple shifts as they work from home and with daycares closed is no longer new. It is a problem and can push back what we’ve won in gender equality at work to more years back. What is new and has not been highlighted is that, this situation we’re in is also an opportunity to break stereotypes.
I first read Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead in 2014. The book has so much valuable insights about career women, women in leadership and moms with careers that it remains valuable to me to this day. As the cliche’ goes, it is “more relevant than ever.” When women ask me which book about leadership they should read, I always suggest this book.
“Your well-being is of primary importance, especially right now”. You must have heard that many times over from your partner or boss since the pandemic hit. Unless you live or work with someone who you should not be living with or working for in the first place. Now you know. But what is well-being anyway? …
This post is part of the “mind your language” series in celebration of International Mother Language Day on February 21. I have always been fascinated with words. At school, my favorite subject was English. When I went off to college, journalism was a reasonable choice because it connected my affinities for language and social impact. …
What do constructive journalism, positive psychology and employee engagement have in common? Future-oriented conversations. These kinds of conversations are led by a future-oriented line of questioning or future-focused feedback. They lead to better understanding and are proven to get the best results out of situations and individuals.
How do these future-oriented conversations look like? What kinds of questions dominate them?