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Women We Love: Lady Violet

Women We Love: “Downton Abbey”‘s Lady Violet

They can kill off Sybil, and they can kill off Matthew, but if they kill off Lady Violet, there will be hell to pay. As the materfamilias of “Downton Abbey”’s Grantham clan, Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham, is the queen of the bon mot (search “Sh!t the Dowager Countess Says” on YouTube) and a beloved, […]

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Women & Power

Here’s how the world’s leading women define power. How do YOU define power? What do you aim to accomplish with your power? (Let’s keep in touch! Click here to get my updates.)

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The Ultimate Power Question: “Who Do I Know?”

The exercise of power depends upon the exchange of resources between people. We exchange ideas, money, favors, introductions, information, and more. So it stands to reason: In order to obtain the resources you need to accomplish the outcomes you desire, you need people. At the Power Summit held by the UT Center for Women in […]

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More Power Lessons

To recap: Power isn’t complicated: Power is the capacity to get things done. To have impact. To make a difference. Power isn’t a thing that you have or you don’t have. Power is fluid. It is constantly circulating and being negotiated. You ignore it at your own peril, your own impotence. The UT Center for […]

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7 Lessons from a Power Summit

Power isn’t complicated: Power is the capacity to get things done. To have impact. To make a difference. Power isn’t a thing that you have or you don’t have. Power is fluid. It is constantly circulating and being negotiated. You ignore it at your own peril, your own impotence. The UT Center for Women in […]

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How Coaching Brings on the Power and Promotions

What’s not to admire about Joanna Barsh? Not only is she smart. Not only has she devoted her career at consulting giant McKinsey & Company to accelerating the development of women leaders. What’s more, she’s still an active learner, and happy to share her own lessons learned. When I asked her in a recent interview […]

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What Would Kalinda Do?

As a coach, I will beg, borrow, or steal whatever strategy will help my clients make that needed shift. Most recently, when one of my fave coaching clients was facing a particularly challenging work situation, I called upon our mutual fascination with Kalinda, the femme fatale private investigator on “The Good Wife” (CBS). What, I […]

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10 Empowering Things to Do in April

Power. It’s how we light the night sky, propel our cars, and fire up our computers. And it’s how we make our mark on the world. Because power is simply our capacity to make things happen. Whether that’s finding a cure for cancer or educating our children. It’s all too easy to give away our […]

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Marcia Reynolds on Women & Power

Marcia Reynolds on Women & Power When I was about to jump ship from academia to start my coaching practice, I attended the annual conference of Austin Women in Technology (AWT). That’s where I met some of the powerful, inspiring women (like Sylvia Acevedo and Laura Kilcrease) who have helped me along my journey. This […]

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