Launching To Higher Orbit, 2: The Trajectory Boost Program

Launching To Higher Orbit, 2: The Trajectory Boost Program

Continuing our case studies from last week: the skills these women learned were not the “power through”, “toughen up” kind of skills that are typical business advice in these situations. In fact, these skills fly in the face of what most business schools would...
Launching To Higher Orbit, 1: Real World Case Studies

Launching To Higher Orbit, 1: Real World Case Studies

My last few articles dealt with some realities of being a woman in the Corporate world and the three skills I believe all professional women need and can absolutely learn. Those were: calibrating our internal guidance systems, ally network building and capacity for...
Lessons From The Front Lines, 3: The Impossible Double Bind

Lessons From The Front Lines, 3: The Impossible Double Bind

I wish I could say the incidents I talked about in Adventures In International Sales 1 and 2 were isolated incidents but they were not. These are just three examples of a litany of micro and macro aggression I experienced in the course of my 25 years as a woman in...
On Time Scarcity, 2: Strategic Choices In The Attention Economy

On Time Scarcity, 2: Strategic Choices In The Attention Economy

In this Case Study we will consider the predicament of Sarah*, a software startup company CTO. Sarah has five direct reports, a team of roughly one hundred and fifty staff under her leadership and looming delivery deadlines. The company is about to begin its next...
On Recharging, 3: Not a terrible manager, “just” overwhelmed

On Recharging, 3: Not a terrible manager, “just” overwhelmed

Our case study will consider Katie*, a middle manager in a high-tech firm. Katie is in her early thirties and has steadily advanced since graduating college about a decade ago. She has tenaciously accepted all assignments offered her,  and excelled technically and...