When you think about the need for more women occupying more power seats, what comes to mind? How about things like the boardroom, the C-suite, the Fortune 500 and the Forbes 400? What about places like Sand Hill Road, Silicon Valley, Wall Street, Capitol Hill and The White House? Well folks, add to your list: Wikipedia.
If you’ve ever been forced to read the “The Grapes of Wrath,” then you might understand what the term “Okie” means. As a born-and-bred Oklahoman, not only was this Pulitzer winner required reading in my we-sit-in-couches-not-chairs magnet school education, but it was also a platform through which I learned that it was this very piece of literature that is responsible for casting a dark shadow over the state of Oklahoma and its reputation.
If you happened to catch a tweet or check-in from me over the last two months, you’d have seen that I was in Oklahoma City and then in Jackson Hole. In addition to helping my former-McLaughlin-Group-now-JESS3-partner-in-crime Becca Colbaugh set up JESS3 OKC and taking my first vacation since 2009 with my family in Wyoming, I have been taking the time to reflect, recenter and refocus after going nonstop for the last 20 months.
We have a mantra at JESS3 that keeps us working hard and keeps us focused on bigger, faster, stronger. Resting on our laurels is not what we do; striving for constant innovation and new levels of awesome, however, is. Three ‘pages’ from our cookbook to achieve said greatness (after the jump): 1. Establish a pervasive, [...]
Nine qualities of a leader, adapted from D. Quinn Mill’s “Asian and American Leadership Styles: How Are They Unique?”