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Athena Doctrine

What It Takes to Get There Is Not What It Takes to Lead

John Gerzema | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
John Gerzema

When we surveyed 64,000 citizens around the world for our book, The Athena Doctrine, ego and pride were the least correlated to what people envision in the ideal modern leader. While these are prime characteristics to getting into office -- any office usually -- they don't prepare a leader to manage with sustainability in mind. And that's where feminine values come in.

Kay Koplovitz: Stiletto Network: The Emerging Power of Women's Human Capital

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

Time after time, you learn that the characteristics women hold and cherish are becoming more the norm for business today. Attributes such as collaboration diversity, judgment, intuition, partnership, listening, inclusiveness, flexibility, selflessness and loyalty mean a lot.

Hey Fellas, Lean Back

John Gerzema | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business
John Gerzema

For women, Sandberg's message of "lean in" is a strong thought for many to follow. Yet there is also a burgeoning movement of innovative men and women who are deploying feminine values as competitive advantage. To men, we would advise them to step back, to allow for listening, reflecting, and subtler creativity.