Break through the mental glass ceiling!

Could it be that there is a mental glass ceiling that limits self-confidence, makes us risk averse and so cautious to prevent women from accepting senior leadership roles? It is ironic that being cautious and risk-averse are the traits that are needed in boardrooms and senior executive leadership positions.

Dismantle silos for effective change

According to research by McKinsey & Company, about 70% of all organizational changes fail. Often, such failures are blamed on staff or on external constraints, such as cost, workload and legislation. Some say that it’s the fault of executives and middle managers who resist change to protect their areas of influence. Others cite the lackContinue reading “Dismantle silos for effective change”

Balancing empathy within professional boundaries

A few years ago, I respected the request of a team member to go home at the drop of a cat. Yes, you read it correctly, at the drop of a cat. A fifty-something male member of my team stood teary-eyed in front of me and asked if he could go home to comfort hisContinue reading “Balancing empathy within professional boundaries”