Think Only Extroverts Can Lead? Here Are 5 Reasons to Think Again

If anyone has ever hinted that you need to be an extrovert to be a successful leader, here’s your one-word response: Oprah. As Susan Cain wrote in her 2012 bestseller, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, there are many misunderstandings about the nature—and skills—of introverts. But over the past decade, that has been changing.  Here are five things people are now recognizing about introversion … [ more ]

Don’t Play the Weather Girl if You Want to Be the VP

A woman gets into an elevator. She’s a hard-working executive who comes to the office early every day. One day, the CEO gets into the elevator with her. She freezes, afraid to talk and afraid not to talk. So, she chats about the weather. Another day, she’s riding the elevator when the CEO steps in again. But this time, a male colleague also gets in, shakes the CEO’s hand, introduces … [ more ]

Dream Big. Then Do This.

“We think branding is what you do when you want likes or fans, or you want to be famous….Actually anyone who interacts with other people needs to think about branding. Your brand is how the world experiences you and what they believe to be true.” —Personal branding expert Lida Citroën Women tend to be more hesitant than men to think about personal branding. But once you realize it’s simply a … [ more ]

What’s Inspiring Her Now: With Villanova’s Narda Quigley

Being a well-informed person is an important part of my job as an educator and, more broadly, as a participant in our democracy—but this can be really difficult as a woman and a minority in 2019. I try to balance out some of the toxicity that I encounter with things that inspire me—sports, books, music, art, and progressive ideas. These divergent sources help me remember to be positive, curious, and … [ more ]

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