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I’m what they call a “Global Nomad”. My friends never know for sure which time zone or country I am in. My mom tries to keep track of me on Facebook, with Wikipedia as an information source to understand where in this world her only daughter is.Continue reading

Suppressing Your Feminine Side May Be Bad for Business

Originally published on ProjectConnections.com

About 15 years ago a woman I barely knew, the wife of a coworker, was listening to me describe the challenges I faced as a project manager at Hewlett Packard. “You’re not using your feminine power!” she suddenly pronounced, as if she’d just discovered the cause of some mysterious chronic illness I’d been suffering from for a lifetime. My first reaction was, “Use my feminine power? I sure hope not!” Since I was obviously perplexed, she further explained that this included nurturing behaviors like bringing food and drinks to meetings, and expressing other characteristics that I’ve heard described as “soft skills” by HR pros. I figured I’d missed that in the job description.Continue reading