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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

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

You, You & You

Janet Walkow

… Code Switching Our Various Roles In any given day or week, you will transition between multiple roles that may include daughter, student, advisor, athlete, colleague, parent, friend, romantic partner. Each role can be dynamic, yet distinct, and effectively moving between our various ‘characters’ may  come naturally for some; less so for others.  The way you use language and the … 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

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

Rehearsals

Christine Jacobs

It is not always easy to see your way forward in tough situations.  Many of us worry about becoming emotional or that our views, opinions and strategies will not be received well.  The best way to get through this is to rehearse.  Think about what you want to say and how you want a meeting or confrontation to proceed – … Continue reading

Making Plans

Christine Jacobs

I am one of those people who buy lottery tickets several times a year when the publicity and the jackpot are high.  In between buying the tickets and the drawing—which I have not yet won—I make plans for my winnings.  These do not involve new cars, big parties, jewels or second homes. Playing the Lottery I thought about this when … Continue reading