Insights from The Culture Architect

CLOSING THE LEADERSHIP GAP FOR WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE

Posted by Daren Martin on

Women make up almost half of the workforce in the U.S. and yet only 5 percent of Fortune 500 companies have women CEO’s. We can wax eloquent about the reasons for this gap some of which are valid and some of which are not. I want to focus instead on a few reasons companies are being short sighted by not having more women in significant leadership roles. Women typically display higher emotional intelligence and better communication skills. As we move into a human centric way of doing business these skills are of tremendous value. These skills are of particular value...

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USE YOUR WORDS! MORE OF THEM!

Posted by Daren Martin on

                      While writing my 3 morning pages (see the book The Artist Way) I wrote the following sentence. “There are LOTS of ways to be creative.” The word “lots” seemed lame so I began writing a list of substitutes. Limitless, abounding, immense, a plethora, multitude, slew, multiple … Use words with intention. We overuse (exhaust, wear out, overwork, parade out, pony show, repeat) certain words and phrases while leaving entire dictionaries of words (on the table, on the shelf, begging for attention, dying on the vine, waiting to be noticed,...

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