One of our recent guest speakers at Praesta, Judith Glaser, author of Conversational Intelligence, recently tweeted a link to a Washington Post article on what Google have discovered about their most successful hires.
International Women’s Day 2019 celebrated and recognised the achievements of many women and was a source of inspiration for many more as the quest for gender parity throughout the workforce continues. Whilst progress is being made, according to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2017 Global Gender Gap report, which measures the participation gap, the remuneration gap and the advancement gap, women lag men by 58% overall and are further behind in developing countries.
Late last year we had the privilege of sharing a conversation with Judith E. Glaser, author and organisational anthropologist who spent 35 years working with neuroscientific research about how our brains work when we are in conversation with each other.
For the past couple of years we, at Praesta, have posted a methodology for thinking through and planning a new year (ref Creating 2018) and in contemplating this for myself, I am drawn to Clayton Christensen’s article in the July 2010 edition of the Harvard Business Review entitled: “How will you measure your life?” Christensen is a teacher at Harvard’s Business School and author of “The Innovator’s Dilemma”.
We loved Jennifer O’Connell’s humorous New Year’s piece in the Irish Times Magazine on FitBit Relationships: the journey over time from enthusiastic fanatic to frustrated underachiever, with constant performance reminders to cheer or intimidate.