Braving the 2020s

A few years ago, I read Brené Brown’s book Braving the Wilderness. Like so much of her work, it’s reflective, accessible and eminently actionable. Her acronym BRAVING (which stands for boundaries, reliability, accountability, vault, integrity, non-judgment and generosity) has been my guide for the 2020s.

I was so ready to close the books on the few years that preceded this decade. I was finally seeing the light at the end of a dark three-year tunnel that included my...

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Helping Women Get Ahead Isn’t Trying to Fix the Women

Giving women career advice isn’t blaming women. It isn’t telling women to act more like men. It isn't saying that fixing things is the woman’s job. It isn’t ignoring the fact that the system needs fixing.

It is simply helping women get ahead.  

Honestly, if I sound exasperated, it’s because I am.  For months now I have read too many headlines (aka clickbait) explaining all the reasons why a career program for women is wrong. The most recent...

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Happiness Is A Fulfilling Career

Among the best all time opening lines of a novel is Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, “happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”  Our careers, it turns out, are no different.  If we are unhappy at work, we have to discover why.  And the best way to do that is to create a personal career vision.  Looking at our careers through the lens of what has meaning and purpose to us helps us get where we want to go, and recognize it as the...

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