Tag Archives: Lean In

Gina Barreca:”If you lean in, will men just look down your blouse?”

Gina Barreca, columnist, essayist and UConn prof, is one of my heroes — funny, wise, and very, very smart. So, today, let’s celebrate the March 2016 publication of her latest book, If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse? From the title essay, a laugh about lean-in leadership: “I sure do appreciate […]

Behind Every Great Woman, Is a Primary Care Giver?

Originally posted on The Hot Spots Blog:
by Emma Birchall, Head of Research, Future of Work Not a particularly catchy phrase is it? Yet, it was perhaps the loudest message to attendees of a recent conference on gender in the workplace. The delegates, predominantly 20- and 30- somethings, were treated to a line up of…

Bad News for Women in the US: Leadership Roles More Limited than Other Countries in the World

Chad Brooks from Business News Daily reported this week that “U.S. businesses aren’t doing very well at putting women in leadership roles. It’s surprising news to those of us who like to imagine that the we lead the world in democratic economic reform and equality. It’s time we wake up and smell the sexism! In […]

Building a Power Network: Leading Up, Leading Down, Leaning In!!

The old maxim that networking equals success has been proven over and over again. It’s especially important for women and other under-represented groups to network, because we tend to have less privilege and more to prove. Kathy Caprino, Forbes blogger, offers some good advice on mentoring, networking and power. Good networking includes active mentoring, sponsorship […]

Visionary Pragmatism: How to Survive Your Success

One of my least favorite sayings is, “No good deed goes unpunished.” But there’s some truth in it, especially when it comes to visionary leadership. Some leaders — MLK, for example, or Joan of Arc, as in this cartoon — get punished by a resistant culture for their success, for the gift they’ve brought through […]

Why “Lean-In” is Good Leadership Practice for Women: It’s the Norm for Male Leaders

Scott Schieman, Markus Schafer and Mitchell McIvor reported last Sunday in the New York Times, that “leaning in, for men, is a cultural expectation. It’s what they are “supposed to do, and they are usually respected and rewarded for it.” It generates “symbolic power” that translates into workplace influence. But women, who “tend to encounter […]

“The Woman Question:” Leadership Research and the Breakdown of Communication

The Harvard Business Review reports that women leaders’ success only seems to come with unpopularity. They followed up on a recent interview with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and the research she cites in her book Lean In indicating “that success and likability are positively correlated for men and negatively correlated for women.” But Jack Zenger […]