Women Are Rated Better Than Men on Key Leadership Capabilities (HBR) Data Shows Women Make Better Leaders. Who cares? (Forbes magazine) “Female-led countries handled coronavirus better, study suggests” (The Guardian) A number of articles with titles like these made their way to my feed through March. Let’s indulge ourselves in a thought experiment and in each of these sentences, tryContinue reading “#ChooseToChallenge: Our Love of Labels”
The opposite of banning books is not allowing kids to read whatever they want. It’s having conversations. Conversations that make us uncomfortable. Conversations about absolutely natural things everyone should explore.
There is a reason distance learning traditionally has timelines which are more flexible and long-term. There’s a reason testing is less stringent and more project-based in distance learning… You are curators of your own learning in a distance environment. Some of that flexibility, if not all, exists in virtual classrooms as we see them today.
I’ve been spending some time thinking about transparency and speaking up at work these past few months. This post doesn’t offer recommendations, but raises some possibly provocative questions that I hope to get perspectives on. How many times do we exhort each other to speak up? And how much of it do we really, truly, actually do ourselves?
So many parents and teachers don this garb of ‘we have things figured out.’ But spend long enough in any office and it’s clear that we don’t know shit. Is lack of attention a “kid” trait? I’ve seen colleagues fill many margins in intricate doodles during training sessions, while I discreetly check my phone. Yet, our age somehow justifies our unfair expectations.
When we have to ‘work at’ something, instead of simply living in the experience of it, when it’s something that reigns in our spontaneity, confines us in a framework – we call it work. And when something sweeps us in its ‘flow’ and provides the space for self-expression and self-expansion, we call it life. So: how can we make ‘work’ more like whatever we call ‘life?’
It is sad that we equate thin with beautiful; and fat with undesirable. But beyond our skewed beauty standards, it is our evident discomfort with people questioning them – that’s the real horror.
I don’t remember the last time I looked at my LinkedIn feed and did NOT see a poster with the photos of 3 experts and 1 moderator, who were honored and humbled by the opportunity to discuss the future of something. The pandemic of webinars is upon us and how!
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