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Men Who Get It Project (Update)

In March 2011 I started the ‘Men Who Get It’ Project The ultimate aim of the project is to include more men in the conversation about how to achieve gender-balanced leadership in our organizations. First I asked women to identify men who get it using the following criteria: Men who get it share some of […]
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Authenticity: How Women Leaders Can Be True To Themselves

First published in The Glass Hammer 22 March 2010 It seems obvious to many of us that a diverse group of men and women leaders are more likely to be creative and make better decisions than a homogenous group of men. If we manage to achieve gender-balanced leadership in our organizations we will, however, only […]
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The “Men Who Get It” Project

First published in The Glass Hammer 11 January 2011 Since publishing Unwritten Rules, I’ve worked with others to try to get more women in positions of senior leadership. Basically all change efforts boil down to the same thing – can we get people to behave differently. In this case, can we get shareholders to appoint […]
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Women Are Not A Diversity Issue

Since I researched and published Unwritten Rules, I have become intrigued that the issue of women and leadership most often falls in the category of “diversity and inclusion.” Why is that women are considered a “diversity” when they constitute 60% of university graduates in Europe and North America? How do women come to be considered […]
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20 Reasons Why We Still Need The “F” Word

In our privileged world “Feminism” has become a dirty word. For most western young women, to be called a Feminist is an insult. My son and his girlfriends associate Feminism with anti-men and women who wear unattractive clothes. To them the “F” word is, at best, dated and no longer relevant. If we could perhaps […]
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Men Who Get It

Since Unwritten Rules was published earlier this year I have been speaking at conferences, corporations and on panels. All of these events have had one thing in common – the audience has been almost exclusively women. Given the book provides pragmatic professional development for women leaders, this isn’t surprising. But to achieve gender balanced leadership […]
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Rethink Networking

Why you should view networking as an essential leadership competency Many of my coaching clients either say they don’t like networking, or they simply don’t have the time for it. They say things like: “People who network contact me only when they want something.” “Networking events are awful. They are full of people thrusting business […]
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50-50. Do we need quotas to guarantee balanced leadership?

Are legislated quotas the only way, within our lifetime, to see a balance of women and men leading governments and organizations? There are two sides to this hotly debated issue. First, the naysayers point out that quotas are a form of reverse discrimination – the group now discriminated against (men) are previously the ones that […]
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Worlds Biggest Employers Still Losing Out On Female Talent.

The World Economic Forum has just published its 2010 Corporate Gender Gap Report. It surveys 600 leading companies across 16 industries in 20 countries and explores women’s participation in business and companies’ adherence to gender equality policies. The survey also asked respondents to identify the biggest barriers to women’s leadership and their opinion on the […]
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If Women Ruled The World

There have been several recent articles extolling the virtues of women and fantasizing about how great the world would be if only we replaced male leaders with women. In a scathing piece entitled A Nope for Pope, acid-tongued New York Times op-ed columnist Maureen Dowd suggests replacing the Pope with a nun, thus producing a “Nope.” […]
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