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Modern Communities

Christine Jacobs

It has taken me a while to understand online communities and online communications beyond email.  I think of communities as being people and organizations that physically come together.  My thinking is finally advancing into the current century. The evolution We are basically a tribal species.  We have solitary thoughts but bring ourselves together in communities—both physical and virtual.  We create … Continue reading

Note to Women: VOTE

Janet Walkow

No, this is not a political ad. You won’t be asked to consider voting for a particular candidate or have your view swayed on a particular topic. I promise. What I will try to convince you of is the importance of voting, whether you are a majority, minority or apathetic. No one is truly ambivalent and your voice should be … Continue reading

Binders

Christine Jacobs

……..of women At The Leading Women Project, we focus on issues of women’s leadership. We are trying to keep politics out of our blogs.  But forgive me if I have to bring up the last Presidential debate as comments made fill my thinking. I have been in many binders in my life. .  Not me physically but certainly my bio … Continue reading

Asking for What You Want

Janet Walkow

“Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!” ….Maya Angelou Have you ever ended a phone call making plans with a friend and thought, “Why didn’t I just tell her that I don’t really like the restaurant she picked….or that I really wanted to see a different movie”? Or, how about finishing a meeting with your boss … Continue reading

Using Resources Wisely

Christine Jacobs

LWP Janet and I were Girl Scout leaders for 6 years, leading our daughters and their classmates.  We loved working together and challenging girls in our troop.  A piece of the Girl Scout Law encourages Scouts to use resources wisely.  The definition of resources is up to you. On the surface we always used this law to mean using global … Continue reading

A Wayne Gretzky Story

Christine Jacobs

…..…. on moving forward There is a famous quote by hockey great, Wayne Gretzky, where he describes one of his skills:  He didn’t skate to where the puck was but rather to where it is going to be.  I recently read a reference to this quote as a reference to relationships and had one of those real light bulb moments. … Continue reading

Does Appearance Matter?

Janet Walkow

On any given day, what I wear and how compelled I feel to primp and make myself presentable depends on a number of factors, including what role I am playing: friend, boss, mom or runner. A quick look in my closet reveals the variety of costume changes that go along with these roles – clothes specific to running, work, going … Continue reading

The First Step

Christine Jacobs

I have never liked heights.  My hands get sweaty as I drive over tall bridges and I panic in tall buildings.  And don’t even think of getting me in a roller coaster. So how did I find myself on the floor of a small airplane getting ready for a tandem sky diving session? All three of my adult children have … Continue reading

What’s Good Enough?

Janet Walkow

We all want it…to feel loved, admired, needed, relevant and successful. The influence of media, school, work, peers and parents can create expectations that drive many of us to meet their expectations, rather than our own. How often do you look in a mirror and tell yourself how great you look, versus finding fault? Do you feel the pressure to … Continue reading

Whose Life is This Anyway?

Christine Jacobs

In the book, Out of Africa, pioneer Karen Blixen ponders life, “My biggest fear was that I would come to the end of my life and realize that I had lived someone else’s dream.” I have read this snippet several times in recent years.  Each time it makes me stop and think about my own life and my own dreams.  … Continue reading