Leadership: The Complete Collection

feminine power

Questions about power

I’ve long been fascinated with power. Who has it, why they want it, what they do with it. So much so that I started a PhD on the topic. What I really wanted to investigate was women and power. How was the power that women hold when they are most aligned different from that of

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Don't stop in the middle

Don’t stop in the middle

You’re ready to give up. To quit. To put it back in the box that it came from. You’re tired. Dejected. Frustrated. It’s just not coming together as fast or as easily as you had planned for. ‘Why aren’t I there yet?’ is a phase on an endless loop in your brain. This is nothing

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earn your worth

You can’t earn your worth with busyness

In my late twenties I worked for a global professional services firm. I was the marketing director, with a small team, working for the managing partner. Every day it felt like I was hustling to prove my worthiness. Working all the hours, always being on, being the last one in the office or online each

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your purpose

Two questions on purpose

I was listening to Chase Jarvis on his podcast the other morning while out for my walk. He was talking about creativity and entrepreneurship, but for me he distilled down a whole lot of thinking around career, passion pursuits and purpose into these two questions: What do you care about? How can you become masterful

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PhD I didn't need

The PhD I didn’t need

I was in Philadelphia with my PhD Professor, about to discuss the fourth version of my dissertation outline. As I tentatively held my breath waiting for her comments, she looked at me with a stern kindness. “Megan, this is a very good dissertation outline. Your early research is sound. You can absolutely write this paper

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meaning of success

Is this success?

How do you define success? In this very moment, considering your work and career, would you call yourself successful? Whether you answered yes or no, what were the measurements that you used? What’s on your checklist for how successful you deem yourself to be? Many of us are striving for success and yet we don’t

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