One of McKinsey’s latest articles on Gender Equality is written by Adam Galinsky and Maurice Schweitzer and based on their book: Friend and Foe: When to Cooperate, When to Compete, and How to Succeed at Both.
3 Ways To Change How We Think About 'The Glass Ceiling'
I had a very interesting interaction on LinkedIn this month. A wonderful woman, Shannon Katschilo posted a column called “Breaking Glass Ceilings can lead to a Broken Heart”. It was a sad, vulnerable and lovely story of how she felt heartbroken when one of her daughters opted to have Daddy be there when she woke up after having her appendix removed.
This month my column is for men. I love men. I think they are fabulous and I want to address them.
A very frustrated, highly capable, ex-COO for a Fortune 500 and Ph.D. in psychology friend, declared to me this week: “being ‘gender neutral’ is being MALE”. I roared laughing. She was so spot-on; it was hilarious, right up there in the top rankings of the ‘sad but true’.
Three steps that you can take to begin to think differently about how we measure employees.
Last month in my column entitled “The Male Measuring Stick”, I talked about measuring performance at work, and how we are only measuring 50% of our leadership capability, given that we are measuring our leadership capability against an exclusively masculine model.
Last month I wrote about ‘5 Ways to Work More Effectively with the Women on your Team’. One of the comments from one of my fabulous readers was “You caught my attention immediately with the male measuring stick.” Maybe it is time we had an open conversation about ‘The Male Measuring Stick’.