Anger is underappreciated and expressing it is underutilized. Instead of dismissing anger, we should better understand it and learn how to channel it. We should study leaders who wield it strategically to achieve their aims — regardless of whether we like these leaders or not.
Proud to have started and continue to support the Chang-Lan Fellowships at Carleton College, set up in the memory of my Chinese grandparents.
“Amid the pandemic, polarization, people living in their own social media echo chambers, and the deteriorating US-China relationship, we need fellowships and initiatives that create dialog and understanding, now more than ever.”
As Steve Jobs once said, “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. … This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”
Now when people ask me about my diverse interests and “unconventional career”, I just send them her great article.
Thank you Kerry and IE Business School – great organisation that encourages diverse exploration and moving across silos.
This scenario – big companies asking suppliers or employees furthest down the chain to “sacrifice” the most – is playing out everywhere, and it is only becoming more apparent with the crisis. The tragedy is that this is exactly the time we need money flowing.
My latest article in Forbes HERE. (Named Editor’s Pick!)
You probably set your 2020 Goals or Resolutions — and left out one important step:
If you are like most of the type A, hyper-driven Executives I coach, you probably are packing too much in to your Goals. No problem being ambitious, but more often than not, you need to *stop* doing something in order to get more done.
Ask yourself: what is likely to de-rail me, and then how can I avoid it?
–> In other words: Set an ANTI-GOAL.
Type A people love Anti-Goals, because they can set a “goal”, and then cross it off… by not doing it.
So set up your top Anti-Goals. You’ll become more effective and efficient, and be a lot more focused.
Read a great summary on the “Power of Anti-Goals”: HERE
More than the glass ceiling, it’s the first rung that sets women behind.
Excellent article by Vanessa Fuhrmans on what companies and individuals can do to address the gap, which growing research shows leads to better financial performance.
3 actionable takeaways:
– “Just putting your head down and doing the work” won’t get you ahead. Build key relationships and get known. Bias is real.
– “Assemble your own career ladder.” Get mentors and be strategic.. identify and take on jobs that can accelerate your career, like managing high profile clients or building a business (vs being steered into support roles).
– for Companies: “Apply the same rigour to cultivating junior female managers.” Identify what roles and actions are springboards, position people to succeed – and track the data.