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November/December, 2018  

November/December Newsletter

Lead Article

Obama vs. Sandburg:  Embracing Both Perspectives

Kay Fittes, December, 2018

Following a recent interview with Michelle Obama regarding her new memoir, “Becoming,” there was a news cycle firestorm regarding her comments on the ‘Lean In’ movement that began when Sheryl Sandberg authored the book with the same title. 

What struck me most about the controversy was the intense backlash surrounding who is right and who is wrong – Sheryl Sandberg or Michelle Obama.

Unfortunately, this is a reflection of the all or nothing thinking that typically permeates the human condition, yet is exacerbated by our polarization around every issue these days.  As politics becomes more polarized, we see the same intense approach to taking sides in every segment of our society.

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Each month in this section, Kay offers actionable career consulting tips.

Finding the right time

  1. When you discover there’s an opportunity for you at work and you’re considering your options, the first question to ask yourself would be, “Is this a good time to push forward?” Be honest about assessing your current situation and your energy level.  If the answer is no, give yourself a break.

  2. When the time is right and it’s realistic to push forward, identify two or three opportunities to advance your own voice as a leader.  As an example, when the need is about having a voice, you need to be well-prepared for every meeting.  Plan ahead to make sure you have a valuable comment or two to make in every staff or leadership team meeting, whenever you have an opportunity.

  3. Identify one advancement opportunity that you want in your workplace – something that you do not currently have – then negotiate for it!  Along this path, remember that it’s a good idea to engage a manager or mentor in your plan to achieve your goal.  As an example, you might identify the creation of a women’s group or initiative as an area that you can take a stronger hand in leadership, find other women to support you and support each other.

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