Tag Archive | "Bias & stereotypes"

Introducing the sphinxx directory of recommended services – our network is about to become yours!

If you’ve ever been responsible for establishing employee development programs, conferences or leadership offsites, you’ll know just difficult it can be to find fantastic, out of this world, leading-edge service providers.  In a sea of social media and spin, my vast network send me calls for help every day – by email, LinkedIn, twitter and […]

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UPDATED: Imagine an article posing questions like “do men and women lead and use power differently? To 13 prominent women who have been there and done that when it comes to the glass ceiling. Here it is.

Sorry.. I had the wrong link yesterday… but I really do love this article! and would love to see an Australian version too. The big questions such as do women have to make more sacrifices then men, do men and women lead differently, why is there still so much tension between men and women at […]

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More Women Leaders – Time For A Different Approach: a guest blog from Lynn Harris

One definition of insanity is to do the same thing again and again and expect a different result.  If we want more women in senior leadership positions we need to take a different approach. The current one isn’t working.  We’ve repeatedly called on Board Directors and C-suite executives to act on the strong business case […]

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Are you pushing too hard to get ahead? Or not enough? A cautionary tale from Catherine Fox

Last Friday I attended the AIM Great Debate in Sydney, which sphinxx was proud to sponsor.  The topic of the debate was “Nice Girls Finish Second” and involved a swag of celeb speakers including Mia Freedman, Peter FitzSimons and Wendy Machin arguing in the affirmative and Catherine Fox, Lisa Wilkinson and Dr Cathy Foley arguing […]

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Worried that your company is rife with gender stereotypes, and it’s damaging your results? Online risk assessment toolkit for gender stereotypes.

Gender stereotypes are much more prevalent then many employers would like to think – I could write a gender stereotype War and Peace of the stories I’ve heard from both the women who are discriminated against (or suspect they are) and the employers who have been shocked to realize what was going on int their […]

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“Women just aren’t aggressive enough to make it to the top”. HBR article on the delicate art of being perfectly assertive

Who hasn’t heard that before? Or how about the contradictory comments about female managers being too bossy or domineering? Assertiveness is a difficult skill to master. Who has sat quietly in a meeting feeling the discussion was missing something, and not spoken up? Or perhaps wildly overcompensated afterwards, either in the “I told you so” […]

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