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Dana Theus's picture

Breaking Away From The Male Stereotype?

Last year Northwestern University put out some discouraging research that confirmed what most of us know about leadership stereotypes – they’re male.

There are other studies that say actual women – not stereotypes - are often viewed as very good leaders. But the stories we tell are filled with stereotypes.

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Take Off Your Corporate Mask – Step Into Your Power

This month while I’ve been giving my eSeminar to the amazing and brave people intent on developing their own Authentic Leadership Style, I’ve been exploring deep and powerful dimensions of authenticity and sharing them on my blog. One of the elephants in the room when we talk about authenticity is emotional discomfort and even fear. We assume that being authentic – and taking off our “corporate mask” – to allow our authentic self to shine at the office means revealing weaknesses about ourselves that can undermine our career and success.Of course we’re all capable of undermining ourselves, but honestly the only times I see this happen as a result of taking off the corporate mask is when I (or others I know well) have gotten our authentic selves so out of sync with our masked selves that seeing the two “in the same room” (so to speak) is a shock. And when this happens, the dramatic gap is already undermining our success. It’s just that because we have our mask on, we usually don’t see it (though others usually do). In my experience, taking off the corporate mask can only strengthen you.

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Dana Theus's picture

Who Am I? The Magic Of Personal Branding

Practical experience and research both tell us that women struggle more than men to speak up and promote themselves. Even women who speak up often find it hard to “sell” themselves. If you’re on the corporate ladder this can slow (or stop) your climb; when you’re self-employed, it can kill your business. Obviously the stakes are high!

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Fear, One Breath From Excitement

Sometimes I dream about men who want to kill me. Angry, obnoxious, patronizing men filled with resentment and hurt egos. The other night it was my dad chasing me with a pair of scissors, the week before, it was Arabs threatening me, because I didn’t hide my face and body.

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Lissa Rankin's picture

Is Medicine A Fundamentalist Religion?

For the first 36 years of my life, I was raised in a fundamentalist religion, where I was indoctrinated by zealots, frequently abused by the leaders of my religion, and oppressed when I expressed dissenting beliefs.

My religion was medicine, and I’ve now learned that much of what I was taught was patently untrue.

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Laura Fenamore's picture

Be Happy NOW: 5 Steps To Joy Through Self-Empowerment

empowerment, happiness

Despite the vast strides made by women and the women’s rights movement over the last 50 years, the fact remains that society – the workplace, the media, the home – is unfair to women. It can be pretty disheartening, to say the least.

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Maggie Lyon's picture

Harnessing Your Power

I don’t know about you but I have always been uncomfortable with the word power, especially when applying the word ‘powerful’ to describe myself.

Call it a mix of having been raised by a mentally ill woman who misused hers with the woes of gender and being born a girl, but sadly harnessing my own innate power, the internal blazing ferocity that is part and parcel of our deepest core intelligence, has been work and something that, up until a few years ago, I’ve skated tentatively around.

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Lone Morch's picture

Those Darn Red Shoes

You know when someone – a lover, a friend, a co-worker or even a stranger – says something that somehow hits the nail on the head of an issue  you’ve been avoiding. You nod politely, but inside, you’re agitated, perhaps a bit pissed, and wondering who the hell is s/he to say a thing like that. For a while you ignore that person as if she’s the personification of that truth you did not want to face.

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Dana Theus's picture

Authenticity: Natural Stress Reduction

Authenticity: Natural Stress Reduction

I’ve been delving deeply into the subject of authenticity lately as I launch my eSeminar on the power of your Authentic Leadership Style, and I’m beginning to see even more power in authenticity than I’d previously really focused on – including the way in which it can help you create space in your life and attract what you want in your career.

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Leslee Horner's picture

If You're Praying For Rain, Bring Your Umbrella

 
Thoughts are Things...

You reap what you sow
What you put out into the world comes back to you
Ask and ye shall receive

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