Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend a fantastic luncheon hosted by the Greater Philadelphia Women’s Leadership Forum (WLF), for which I volunteer. It was fantastic to network with the group of over 200 women from top companies in the Philadelphia region and to hear from dynamic and inspirational panelists on the topic of leveraging political savvy for success. read more
There was once an executive who suffered from what I like to call “Selective Blindness Syndrome.” This may sound like a terrible disorder that could insinuate turning a “blind eye” to issues but, in fact, it is just the opposite.
You see, this executive couldn’t stand the senseless meetings, politics, and hoops that were required to get things done. So, for certain projects, she decided to bypass the system a bit – she didn’t pay attention to titles, niceties, and, for lack of better terms, the BS.
As a teenager I can vividly remember my mom saying, “You know, Elizabeth, your mother is always right.” In most case, this phrase followed the lesson that I didn’t want to hear and would immediately trigger a roll of the eyes, a huff and a puff, and a sulk off to my room to chat on the phone with my girlfriends. read more »