How to Survive the Critics!

Posted on September 28th, 2016 by

No one likes being criticised, at least no one I’ve met. Yet it is true that we usually learn our most valuable lessons from when something goes wrong. Cruising blissfully through life gives us very few opportunities to grow and develop. If we’re to continue to develop it’s important to hear what people don’t like as well as what they do. Here are some tip son handling it well

How Women Began to Shine in the White House

Posted on September 21st, 2016 by

Just how do women get their voices heard in a testosterone fuelled world? There is plenty of research to show that somehow women’s ideas tend not to get taken seriously until made by a man, or that women do not get due credit for their contributions. None of us want to start behaving like men and not being true to ourselves so how can we be heard? There is one notable way of succeeding

Do You Want To Be Lucky?

Posted on September 14th, 2016 by

Believe it to not but you can make yourself ‘lucky’. We often describe events as ‘our good luck’ when actually they are the result of hard work and preparation. Conversely, we sometimes deplore our bad luck when things don’t go our way. Some interesting research shows that we can make ourselves lucky!

Why Women Still Don’t Get It.

Posted on September 7th, 2016 by

Just what is a woman supposed to do? One of the reasons, we’re told, why there is a gender pay gap, is because women do not ask for pay rises. Yet, some recent research carried out in Australia contradicts this. Women there, it seems have been asking for pay rises in similar numbers to men, however, men are more likely to have their request agreed than women.

Penalties of Being a Mother

Posted on August 24th, 2016 by

Women who have children lose out. A report has been published showing that women who have children lag behind men in the pay stakes. It comes from the Institute of Fiscal Studies and mirrors a similar report produced by the TUC in March 2016.

Are You Courageous?

Posted on August 18th, 2016 by

Sometimes speaking up at work is not easy, especially if you are in a male dominated environment where women’s voices are not easily heard. (I so love Mary Beard’s comment: “We have not yet learned to hear authority in women’s voices.” Sometimes it’s easier not to bother trying

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