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Are You Rejecting Your Feminine Traits?

Megan Dalla-Camina | Posted 06.07.2015 | Women
Megan Dalla-Camina

Masculine traits are not bad traits; of course we need them and they are especially powerful when they are in balance with the feminine -- traits like being empathetic, expressive, honest, loving, kind and nurturing.

What the Shutdown Taught Us About Women's Leadership

Simone N. Sneed | Posted 12.24.2013 | Women
Simone N. Sneed

Our collective narrative about leadership, both its traits and aesthetics, are profoundly gendered. As such, when we see a strong, smart woman leading, it is tempting and familiar to ascribe her success to gender alone.

How Should Women Lead?

Karen Kimsey-House | Posted 10.13.2013 | Business
Karen Kimsey-House

Personally, I think we'd be better off if we stopped arguing about which approach to leadership is better and consider a different way that could be more effective and actually sustainable. I like to call it Integration.

Can We All Just Start Thinking Like Women?

Christine Page, MD | Posted 10.06.2013 | Women
Christine Page, MD

As women have fought to be part of a man's world over the past few decades, they have often been required to suppress their feminine nature to make room for masculine traits.

The 'Feminine' Traits Leaders Should Embrace

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.06.2013 | Women

What makes a good leader? According to a story in the June 2013 issue of Inc. magazine, it's not about being dominant or assertive. Instead, other ...

Monique Svazlian, CPCC: Why We Need 'Feminine' Qualities in Our Leaders

Monique Svazlian Tallon, CPCC | Posted 08.03.2013 | Women
Monique Svazlian Tallon, CPCC

I realized that in order to stay competitive and be taken seriously in a business setting, women had been hiding their natural feminine gifts and abilities and adapting to a more male-centric model and approach to success.

Business Needs a Course in 'Momonomics'

John Gerzema | Posted 08.03.2013 | Business
John Gerzema

The University of Virginia's mascot, The Cavalier, was stretched into new, unwelcome meaning recently by the comments of a major donor, hedge fund billionaire Paul Tudor Jones.

Women's Collaborative Leadership: Learning to Excel in the Workplace

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

Unfortunately, even though the business leadership climate may be swaying toward a more collaborative atmosphere, there are those who wonder if collaboration is a sign of weakness.

Why Femininity Will Be the Operating System of the 21st Century

Monique Svazlian Tallon, CPCC | Posted 06.19.2013 | Women
Monique Svazlian Tallon, CPCC

The essence of a modern leader is inherently feminine; a more expressive type of leader who shares their feelings and emotions more openly and honestly. This is in direct contrast to what we find in traditional power systems today.

Leadership Requires More Feminine Attributes

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

The female traits of collaboration, flexibility and nurturing are winning out in a world that is becoming increasingly more social, interdependent and transparent.

'The Operating System of the 21st Century': John Gerzema on Femininity and The Athena Doctrine

Laura Cococcia | Posted 06.10.2013 | Books
Laura Cococcia

Athena's broad range of qualities and skills are a symbol and namesake for best-selling author John Gerzema and Michael D'Antonio's new book, The Athena Doctrine: How Women (and the men who think like them) Will Rule The Future. A more apt title would be hard to find.

Top Ten Takeaways on Innovation From TEDx Women

Joan Michelson | Posted 02.10.2013 | Women
Joan Michelson

This TED conference was an exhilarating exercise in thinking differently -- asking new questions, hearing answers to questions you didn't know you had, exploring new possibilities. That is what innovation is all about.