women in power

Yes, yes, yes, we’ve all heard it before: “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.” It’s the honest truth. While we’re technically the same species, it can be shocking to think that we come from the same planet, let alone genus. While men may be more forceful and overt about their wants and needs, women tend to be more suggestive and quiet about what they would like. Of course, this is a generalization, but it has been shown in studies that this is the case most of the time.

However, just because women may not be as outwardly aggressive as men, does not mean that women are the weaker of the sexes. Far from it! We have quite a few mental strengths that men might not possess and we should use them to our advantage.

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Baby Boomer Women: Using Your Power

by Karen Keller, Ph.D.

It takes bravery and courage to be a woman. It doesn’t matter if you’re a stay-at-home mother or a corporate executive, we face challenges every day that we can either face with courage, or run away from to avoid. So many of us approach these challenges, we grit our teeth, reach deep down and find the courage to power through.

But what happens when you’re too scared to look these challenges straight on? What happens when we run away? Our confidence suffers. When we are scared, we don’t feel good about ourselves. Now, I’m not saying that it’s unacceptable to be afraid. It’s perfectly normal to be afraid. It’s how we approach it that affects our self-esteem. So how can you approach an anxiety-producing scenario with courage instead of fear?

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Taming the Internal Control Freak

by Karen Keller, Ph.D.

As career women, we find that control is one of the more frequently used tools in our arsenal and for good reason. Without some control, there would be chaos in the workplace. Employees would rebel! Timesheets would be filled out backwards! And the break room fridge would be a complete disaster!

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