Tag Archive | "Bias & stereotypes"

Would you recognise unconscious bias if you saw it in your workplace? 10 signs to watch out for!

In much of the gender balance consulting I do, a consistent question comes up from the incredibly gender-focused leaders I work with: what is unconscious bias really, and how will I know if it’s happening here in my workplace? This post is a gift for leaders – and for women who’ve experienced bias – to help […]

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The problem with quotas for women on boards and why they won’t work

Seems everyone is now weighing in on the quotas debate with our Governor General, Quentin Bryce becoming one of the latest champions for mandatory female representation on boards.  As I’ve said before, I’m a supporter of quotas largely because it’s time.  But even I don’t believe – in the short term – they will have a material impact […]

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The Heroine’s Journey – a guest post by Marion Chapsal

As first published in Geronimo Coaching Now:  Once upon a time, in the bleak Welsh valleys, there was a little girl. Her name was Sylvia Ann… I grew up in the Welsh mining valleys. I was one of 6 girls children in a family that struggled a lot with unemployment. We didn’t have a refrigerator or […]

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Emotion at work: displaying emotional investment pays dividends for leaders

Like most Australians I’ve been glued to my TV (and twitter and internet) this week watching the human tragedy and devastation of the Queensland floods unfold.  I never imagined in my wildest dreams seeing so much water where dry land should be.  And I never imagined I’d become such an ardent admirer of Queensland Premier […]

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Last chance to register for Ascend career development day in Melbourne – come along and network, reflect on your achievments for 2010 and refocus your goals for the year ahead

When was the last time you spend a day focused just on you and what you want to achieve from work and life? If you’re in Melbourne next Friday 19th November, I’d love to see you at the Ascend career development day where you’ll have the chance to do just that.  Here’s what one of […]

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Why its still a Boys Club at the big end of town – my thoughts on this on The Finance Quarter on ABC24

In the current program of The Finance Quarter on ABC24, Andrew Roberston asked me if it’s true that “the big end of town is a boys club – and the boys want to keep it that way”?  This isn’t the first time I’ve been asked this question – you may have seen my commentary on […]

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Jen Dalitz

What are the lessons you’re teaching your kids? We took the opportunity of a holiday long weekend to visit my mum interstate as the timing of the trip coincided with my son’s favourite AFL team battling it out against my mum’s beloved team. Perhaps only those of you with the love for AFL will appreciate why we’d plan a long distance trip around a game of footy, but suffice to say it was a passion project! With every ounce of anticipation, the game was a tough, tight duel and could easily have gone either way. Yet when the final siren sounded, it wasn’t our team that was smiling. It sure is tough for a 10 year old boy to sit within a crowd 41,000+ people all cheering for the opposite side. It was tough for him to see the exhaustion and disappointment on the faces of the players he adores. And yet, it’s so important for him to learn that his team won’t always win. There’s so many lessons in that, but the one I chose to instil is that you won’t always back the team that wins but you’ll always back the team that you love. That’s why I asked him to wear his team colours home the next day, and show his support even when the chips are down. That’s the kind of commitment I want my son to learn and the kind of team player I want him to be. PS. #gotheGiants @GWSGiants #neversurrender ... See MoreSee Less

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3 months ago

Jen Dalitz

I haven’t been here in a while as the writing has been on hold. But I was reminded today that there are things in our life that light us up. That might take us out of our comfort zone but, once you sit with it, bring you both joy and a sense of “I can do this” achievement. These moments are such a gift. So I’m curious, what’s your special thing that lights you up?

Despite (or in spit of) my professional career, these moments for me normally involve my horses. I’ll never be an equestrian Olympian, but I take great pleasure in all the lessons my horses teach me. They remind me that it’s a team effort, we’re in it together, and that if I’m prepared to give a little bit more, they will too. That’s true whether we’re on the ground taking care of their feet, or grooming, or when I’m atop riding as one. Two hearts one team.
It’s hard to describe the adrenaline and joy they bring to my life. But I’d love to know, what lights you up??
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– They let me go at 42 because they told me I was too old to represent women's dreams. #kvinnedagen

Watch our talk show interview with Isabella Rossellini here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRa7UptZ3qw
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