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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

Women Claiming Authority

Janet Walkow

This week, LWP is featuring a story that highlights Hannah Riley Bowles research on how women claim authority. Bowles, a Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) conducts research on gender in negotiation and the attainment of leadership positions. Bowles describes how the women whose narrative includes talking about how they have provided new strategic direction, built a … 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

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

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

Rewrites

Janet Walkow

…when people no longer fit your script What happens when someone no longer fits into your life – can you write them out of your life? It could be a close friend with whom you no longer share comment interests, a bad experience with an inconsiderate roommate or a colleague who made you feel badly about yourself. Most of us … 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