Monthly Archives: October 2010

Dr. Reece’s Weekly Wrap Up : Oct 30, 2010

I hope that your week was as productive as mine.  Nothing feels better than being able to end on a high note, knowing that you’ve reached the goals you set for yourself. Every weekend I try to find some time to reflect, refresh and make plans for the coming week.  This weekly wrap up was […]

Improvisation: Harnessing Your Inner “MacGyver”

If you have ever doubted a woman’s ability to improvise, you’ve obviously never witnessed a mom in action during a crisis.  A mom is essentially a female version of  “MacGyver” — watch her take a shoestring, a shopping bag, the contents from the bottom of her purse and in under five minutes flat a six-year-old […]

You’ve Gotta Have Heart

If you conducted a survey on gender and leadership styles I think most people would agree that men lead with their head and women lead with their heart.  But which style is better?  When it comes to dating, one of the first rules you learn is to avoid wearing your heart on your sleeve.  Everyone […]

Grace Under Pressure: Part 2

Businesswomen face pressure on a daily basis, at work and at home.  Some things can be dealt with easily, while others have the potential to bend you into a pretzel pose that even a master yogi would be hard pressed to achieve.  But one of the greatest assets women have is the ability to maintain […]

Grace Under Pressure: Part 1

Imagine this scenario… It’s half past four on a Friday.  You’ve been working your tail off for the past two weeks in preparation for the vacation you had every intention of squeezing in last year, but just never found the time to take.  A month ago your husband gave you the ultimatum that he was […]

Family vs. Career: Women Don’t Have to Choose

Laura Petrolino of 365 Days of Startups asked several businesswomen, including me, to comment on a recent TechCrunch article entitled, “Women Don’t Want to Run Startups Because They’d Rather Have Children,” that elicited a myriad of responses from both sexes. You can visit 365 to read my take on the article.  I want to point […]

Do Women Rule When It Comes to Empathy?

Let’s begin by clarifying what empathy is not — it is not sharing someone’s feelings and experiences — that’s sympathy.  Empathy is an understanding or awareness of someone else’s feelings. Considered to be one of the essential qualities in effective leadership, empathy has been predominantly assigned to women, who excel in their ability to effectively […]