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What If You Were Called to Meet With the President?

Many of you have read our article, Women: Find Your Voice, which was published in the June issue of the Harvard Business Review. As you might expect, this article generated a bevy of comments and conversations from both men and women. One of the most...

Becoming a More Mindful Leader

By: Diana Faison Going on vacation is hard work.  Never mind the planning, packing, and tying up loose ends at work.  If you’re like me, it takes real effort to let go mentally and allow yourself to “be” on vacation.  On my recent trip to Alaska,...

The Ideal Rhythm of Routine

By: Diana Faison With only the music of the waves, gulls overhead, and children playing in the sand, I stare into the ocean reflecting on my work and my life.  Many of us have been here, on vacation, taking rare quiet moments to evaluate what’s working...

When You Should Never Go It Alone

By: Kathryn Heath A very wise person once told me, “The biggest mistake you can make is one that you make alone.” But when you’re smart and ambitious, aiming to be promoted to the C-suite one day, you want to shine and be recognized for your own decisions and...

Resilience: Dreaming for Today

I have reflected on the concept of sustainability and its role in my life: My eternal struggle to get on top of my life and feel good about it at the same time.  This has been my forever challenge since my teen years. McKinsey in the article “Centered Leadership”...

Diana W. Faison, M.Ed
Millennials, Mindfulness, and Meetings

By: Diana Faison What do you wish all millennials knew about meetings?  I was asked this in response to our firm’s article recently published in Harvard Business Review discussing why meetings matter.  After pondering this for a moment, I replied, “Preparation leads to confidence.”  This is...

On HBR.org: Office Politics: A Skill Women Should Lean Into

Who says women don’t like office politics? Just about everyone: My clients. My colleagues. My mother. The sommelier at the French restaurant I ate lunch at last weekend. They’ve all complained about office politics. Some women claim they are not good at it, while others...

On HBR.org: How Women Respond to Frustration at Work, and Why

We all have to face difficult situations at work and experience frustration and disappointment from time to time. And we all know it’s probably best to play it cool and keep composed in the workplace. But in the process of coaching thousands of senior-level women and...

On HBR.org: Six Paradoxes Women Leaders Face in 2013

Easing into the New Year, one big hope we have for 2013 is that women continue to bridge the gender gap in terms of pay equality and access to leadership positions. So much of the news was good last year: women were better educated than...

Why Aren’t You Perfect Already?

What’s on your to-do list this season?  We’re guessing there’s a “make this,” a “go here,” a “buy that.”  We’re also guessing is there isn’t a “do this for myself” on it anywhere either.  Besides wrestling other shoppers for the last turkey at the grocery...