Gender Parity

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Gender Parity At Work: Proactive Steps For Men As Allies

April 15, 2016, and

When asked directly, men in leadership roles will state that they support equal opportunity, diversity in leadership roles, and hiring the best person for the job, regardless of gender.

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Boundaries

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How To Create Boundaries And Be A Team Player

March 15, 2016, and

In their article Madame C.E.O., Get me a coffee!, the third in their “Women at Work series, Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant highlight the ways women blur their boundaries at work by taking on housekeeping tasks that distract them from their jobs, dilute their power, and drain their energy. A main culprit, Sandberg and Grant assert, is the…

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Be Heard

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How To Be Heard At Work

February 15, 2016, and

In their New York Times article, Speaking While Female, Adam Grant and Sheryl Sandberg powerfully illustrate the double bind professional women are in when it comes to speaking up at work. If they speak up, women are called “bossy” or, worse, the other “B” word—and, if they don’t speak up, they are called a “door mat.”

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3 Ways to Cure your Allergic Reaction to Power

January 27, 2016,

Many leaders instinctively embrace a collaborative and inclusive style of leadership. They often resist and struggle with the one-dimensional command-and control-leadership style of the past. They are so resistant to that directive leadership style, that they exude an overt aversion when you ask them questions like: Are you powerful? Do you want to be powerful?…

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Gender Bias

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Steps To Take When Gender Bias Awareness Backfires

January 15, 2016, and

There is a danger in quickly scanning Adam Grant and Sheryl Sandberg’s article, When Talking About Bias Backfires—the first in a series of four articles titled “Women at Work.” Awareness of gender bias alone, they contend, won’t solve the issue in the workplace and might, in fact, increase bias.

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