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Dealing with Page Hogs

Janet Walkow

…. People Who Take Up Too Much Space originally posted (2/2103) There are people who will insert themselves onto various aspects of your life script, e.g., they want to be involved in whatever you’re doing, even if you don’t want or need their input. Rebecca had a college roommate, Roxie, who is a classic page hog. She had to comment … Continue reading

The More Things Change, They Stay the Same

Christine Jacobs

(originally posted 2/2013) This expression was at the front of my mind this week when I ran into a woman I worked with at my first company after graduate school, over thirty years ago.  We have run into each other every once in a while and have followed each others careers and families from afar. When she asked what I … Continue reading

Critic(al) Thinking

Janet Walkow

Critics are all around us; using words, body language and actions to convey their opinions, ideas and feelings. It could be someone’s raised eyebrows when they look disapprovingly at your wardrobe selection, a teacher or boss who says you’re not working to your potential, people commenting about the weight you’ve gained, potential romantic partners who don’t call when they say … Continue reading

Executive Feminism in 3′s

Janet Walkow

This week we are featuring a blog written by Whitney Johnson and Lisa Joy Rosner, where the authors describe executive feminism and how it can help more that just the top tier. “Mayer, Sandberg, Slaughter: Driving Change, at a Cost” describes how Melissa Mayer, Sheryl Sandberg and Ann Marie Slaughter are making noise in a way that could help working … Continue reading

Until Death Do Us Part

Janet Walkow

…………………maybe I spent the last weekend celebrating the marriage of two wonderful people, having known the groom all of his life and watched him grow into an incredibly smart, funny and genuinely nice person. His older brother – a talented musician and sensitive soul – was married 6 months ago, giving our group of friends an opportunity of double celebrations … Continue reading

Leaning In

Christine Jacobs

………… Necessary, but Not Sufficient I have been fully prepared not to like Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In.  The Facebook COO is beautiful, privileged, brilliant, successful (career, husband, children) and incredibly wealthy.  The hype around the book has been that women are holding themselves back from complete success.  They need to “lean in” and fully commit to making their careers … Continue reading

Camera Angles

Christine Jacobs

LWP Janet and I strongly believe that there are many movie production techniques that if used to produce your own life, would lead to wonderful outcomes.  One of these is to move the camera around and view your life from others’ points of view.  You can be whoever you want to be and behave however you want, but you need … Continue reading

Long Distance Love

Janet Walkow

Budding romance can be exciting, euphoric and all engaging. When relationships move past this initial stage they tend to settle into a rhythm that, hopefully, reflects the wants and needs of the couple as well as the two individuals. Add the complexity of living in different cities and the complexity of making it work grows exponentially. This is easy in … Continue reading

The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same

Christine Jacobs

This expression was at the front of my mind this week when I ran into a woman I worked with at my first company after graduate school, over thirty years ago.  We have run into each other every once in a while and have followed each others careers and families from afar. When she asked what I was up to, … Continue reading

Dealing with Page Hogs

Janet Walkow

…. People Who Take Up Too Much Space There are people who will insert themselves onto various aspects of your life script, e.g., they want to be involved in whatever you’re doing, even if you don’t want or need their input. Rebecca had a college roommate, Roxie, who is a classic page hog. She had to comment and weigh in … Continue reading