Years ago, with a cohort of colleagues, I attended a Leadership Development programme in Tanzania... For many people that went through that programme, it made us realise that rather than Lean In, we wanted to Lean Out, even if just for a while.
In 1938, when Helene Mayer beat the men’s US fencing champion, her title was taken away and men-women competitions were banned – the reason being that she won in an unfair competition because men can’t go “all out” competing against a woman.
in 1921, the FA banned women from playing on FA-affiliated pitches. The reason? “…the game of football is quite unsuitable for females and ought not to be encouraged”. The ban wasn’t lifted for 50 years.
I recently had a conversation with a couple of guys about their young kids. One father had two boys, the other three girls. The father with three girls said he’d like to have a son so that he could take him to the football…he didn’t get away scot-free with that comment!
Who would have thought that the shy lovebirds who got engaged in black turtle necks in 1998 would have become the power couple they are today. Not only did their penchant for matching outfits spark a trend, their attitudes to work and family have, I believe, influenced a whole generation...
So, I have been asked to write a guest blog about Fifty Shades of Grey. The big problem with this, I thought, is that I’ve not actually read the book. However, undaunted by my ignorance on the phenomenon that is Fifty Shades, I set to.
Most people have some sort of declutter or clean up at least once a year. But when did you last declutter your online presence? Whether you are an individual or a business, must of us have an online self.