Walking Women

19 Jul 19
Thrive Global
Leaders are busy. Stretched to capacity. Focused on developing their people. So, how can they make sure their own developmental needs are being addressed. The truth is, once we reach a certain milestone in our careers, most of our professional development is experiential. Yes, you can take certificate programs, workshops, or get an MBA. But those don’t always fit nicely into a “stretched” existence. One solution to the leadership development gap is to create a self-directed drip-feed of learning that is easy to access and fits into your on-the-go life and leadership practices. Supercharge it by trying to align topics with the feedback you received about your performance in recent 360 feedback or performance reviews. Most leaders are, naturally, voracious learners. However, I watch many consume mass amounts of information so that they become very knowledgeable (like a walking Google), but they don’t put much into action. Don’t become one of thoseleaders. Ask yourself consistently as you learn new things: “How can I apply this and put it into action?” Be your own case study!  Here are some of my recent favorite resources for leadership development in case you’re looking for something new to devour for yourself. Books The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle (also on Audible) – I work with a lot of leadership teams. So, all of my clients received a copy of this as a holiday gift. The contents of this book are applicable to company culture and team culture. FYI (For Your Improvement) – This is a hefty resource, and a must-have for your own development and to rely on when you’re having development conversations with your employees. This book outlines 38 competencies and (my favorite part) what they look like in overuse, under-use and when in balance. Each competency includes a reference guide for learning on the topic. I’ve been using this for years and also love FYI for Teams. The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership, Dethmer, Chapman, and Klemp (also on Audible) – This is an excellent read for anyone who is curious about how we can integrate spirituality and general good heartedness into our leadership practices Dare to Lead by Brene Brown (also on Audible) – was also gifted to many of my clients. She includes exercises for personal exploration and refreshing (evidence-based) insights into modern leadership. The world is calling for us to show up differently. This book will get you thinking about your own role and how to level-up. Emotional Intelligence 2.0, Bradberry & Greaves (also on Audible) – this is somewhat of a classic by now. I still use this with clients because of the assessment included with the book. The results give us deep insight into specific components of EI we can address and the behaviors and actions to help the client develop. Unlocking High Performance by Jason Lauritsen, focuses on modernizing our Employee Engagement practices. If you are a people leader or an HR professional, you are going to eat this book up for it’s beautifully articulated road-map and its robust list of resources. This is a must-read if you are looking to sharpen your personal approach to employee management. Certainly a must if you’re building a business case for your company to change your performance review practices. The case studies included in the book are powerful! (We have an interview coming soon with Jason on The Life & Leadership Podcast. Be sure you’ve subscribed and are ready to tune into this one! This is one of my most favorite interviews!) Hidden Brilliance, by Katie Rasoul (You can listen to an interview with Katie here). This book offers a compelling story of how anyone can re-write their definition of success and regain the self-trust to make bold moves. Part personal experience, part lessons on how to improve the way we live and work; this book provides a blueprint for high-achievers to approach fear in a way that’s meaningful and helpful so they can unlock potential for total greatness. Conversational Intelligence, by Judith Glaser (also on Audible) – helped me let my nerd flag fly! The book explains the relationship of neuroscience and conversation. Every single interaction at work either triggers fear inducing hormones (cortisol) or the love hormone (oxytocin). She provides some interesting ideas on how to have more of the latter in conversations and meetings. This is the source of creation, innovation and problem resolution in business! Podcasts Tim Ferriss Podcast – The episodes are long. Which is great, because I can’t get enough! I listen to the episodes in bite-sized chunks. I also sent his book, Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performersto several of my clients (and my husband) this year. I highly recommend the digital version. This is a whopper in print! So many pages to support all that insight. Zen Founder Podcast – The couple who host this podcast are doing great things for company founders and startups! She’s a psychologist and he is a serial entrepreneur. They’re married. They share poignant ideas and practices about the experiences of entrepreneurship, family and marriage. Email Subscriptions Harvard Business Review Daily Emails – They have several daily and weekly digests to choose from. Take your pick! Seth Godin’s Daily Email – Seth is known for his contributions to the field of Marketing and for his refreshing voice related to broader business issues and opportunities. I re-share and re-tweet his writing on a regular basis. If you prefer candor, you’ll love Seth! Tim Ferriss’s 5-bullet Friday Email – Just as the title indicates, this email is simple: 5 ideas, thoughts and/or resources to explore each week. These include quotes, books, documentaries, tech, and other things that Tim is into that week. For Women Leaders The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women, by Valerie Young – I gift several copies of this book to people each month and many of my clients gift this book to team members. I reference her materials in workshops with both women and men (because women are notthe only ones who experience the Impostor Syndrome! Emerging Women Podcast – The host snags some amazing women leaders for interviews. Nothing is off the table. Real and inspiring. This one will nourish your soul and strengthen your leadership muscle at the same time. Enjoy and as you implement your professional development drip-feed, remember that you are your own case study. Be intentional in applying the information you take in. Article originally published at www.brightarrowcoaching.com
19 Jul 19
RochesterFirst
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long before President Donald Trump turned up the heat on four Democratic congresswomen of color, saying they should “go back” to their home countries, hateful rhetoric and disinformation about the self-described squad was lurking online. Racist, inflammatory and inaccurate content has circulated on far right blogs, news sites and social media accounts about Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and her three freshman colleagues since they ran for public office. With his tweets and harsh comments, Trump has elevated that rhetoric, playing into a conspiratorial feedback loop that reared its head repeatedly during his campaign and presidency. Trump rose to conservative prominence by falsely claiming former President Barack Obama, the first black president, wasn’t born in the country. Since then, he has promoted claims and memes that originated in the darkest corners of the internet while fueling new ones of his own. His latest targets are Omar and Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan. In his Sunday tweets, Trump claimed, without identifying the women by name, that the minority legislators “originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe.” He suggested they should “go back” to those “totally broken and crime infested places,” even though three of the four were born in the U.S. and all are U.S. citizens. He has since questioned the women’s allegiance to their country, accusing them of hating America and promoting terrorism while suggesting they should leave America if they’re unhappy here. For some, the Republican president’s tweets were shocking. But for others, they were just an average day on Facebook or Twitter, where allegations that Omar was not legitimately elected, is not a U.S. citizen and committed immigration fraud have festered in far right chatrooms, blogs and social media sites since she was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2016. “This is the agenda of white nationalists, whether it is happening in chat rooms or it’s happening on national TV,” Omar said this week. “And now it’s reached the White House garden.” Omar was born in Somalia and immigrated to the U.S. as a refugee in 1995 when she was a child. She became a U.S. citizen in 2000 at age 17. The rumors about her have been spread by dozens of conservative social media figures and bloggers, including Michelle Malkin and Laura Loomer, the latter now banned from Facebook. In February, self-described far right social media influencers Jacob Wohl and Loomer flew to Minneapolis, where they provided live updates on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook of their trip to “investigate” Omar’s past and immigration status. Even seemingly everyday citizens have taken to social media to upload their own theories on Omar’s background, with one Minnesota woman posting a video months ago on Facebook sharing “proof” Omar is not a U.S. citizen. The video has been watched more than 50,000 times. Trump also repeated a contested claim, characterizing as “fact” that Omar had married her brother, before acknowledging that he really didn’t know. “Well, there’s a lot of talk about the fact that she was married to her brother,” Trump said this week in response to a question posed by a conservative news outlet. “I know nothing about it. I hear she was married to her brother. You’re asking me a question about it. I don’t know, but I’m sure that somebody will be looking at that.” Omar has described such allegations as “disgusting lies.” She has declined to provide access to immigration records, birth certificates or other documents that could verify her family history. Omar, the biggest target of online vitriol among the four legislators, has made comments that raise eyebrows, including a remark this spring in which she referenced the Sept. 11 attacks by saying that “some people did something.” She was also criticizing for asking a judge in 2016 to show leniency toward a man accused of trying to join the Islamic State. But other allegations have been provably false. Before they took office, for instance, Omar and Tlaib, the first Muslim women elected to Congress, were dogged by false online allegations that they were so anti-American they did not intend to take the oath of office. Others tried to delegitimize Omar in memes that falsely claim Obama resettled 70,000 Somali refugees in Minnesota in an effort to ensure her election. In fact, the state received 6,320 Somali refugees during the Obama administration. A similar inaccurate claim was later floated online about Iraqi refugees in Tlaib’s home state of Michigan. Other comments by the women have been taken widely out of context. Around February, social media users and fringe sites began circulating an edited 2013 clip that they said showed Omar “laughing” at al-Qaida and admitting to taking a “terrorism” class. The full context of the 28-minute interview, originally broadcast on a local Minneapolis TV station, shows she was talking about a U.S. college course and was making a point about how the Arabic language had been hijacked by extremist groups to mean something negative. In the 2016 presidential election, Russians relied on a similar online playbook, deploying anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in an effort to boost Trump’s prospects. Racially divisive content was the biggest component of the Russian disinformation campaign, according to Ian Vanderwalker, counsel for the Democracy Program at the nonprofit Brennan Center for Justice. One Facebook post linked to a Russian agent, for instance, featured a group of women walking in headdresses and asked: “What are they hiding?” “A lot of it was fearmongering that was intended to mobilize right-leaning voters,” Vanderwalker said. “Some of it was similar to or echoed themes in Trump’s own campaign.” He predicted Russians would revive racially fraught social media content in 2020. Negative sentiment about the four congresswomen has migrated into more mainstream outlets recently. Last week, just days before Trump’s incendiary tweets, Fox News host Tucker Carlson described Omar on his show as having “undisguised contempt for the United States.” The president’s comments, in turn, appear to have inspired even more negative online rhetoric, including a new batch of Facebook and Twitter posts that describe Omar as a “terrorist.” Memes also have emerged calling the women “anti-American” and “enemies within.” One mock movie poster labels the women “The Jihad Squad” and includes the tagline: “Political Jihad is their game.” The attacks are part of a pattern for Trump, said Kathleen Hall Jamieson, a professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of a recent book about how Russian hackers and trolls influenced Trump’s election. She pointed to Trump’s birther claims against Obama, which she said suggested “he doesn’t belong here, he belongs somewhere else,” as well as Trump’s unfounded claims in 2016 that Hillary Clinton and Obama were co-founders of the Islamic State group. Chants at the president’s rallies — such as “Lock her up!” in reference to Clinton or the newly minted “Send her back!” refrain for Omar — emerge because Trump has cast the women as enemies of the nation, Jamieson said. The result, she said, is to discredit “the loyalty, patriotism and ability to act on behalf of the U.S. of an elected official.”
19 Jul 19
BestySells

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19 Jul 19
Island Time

This month’s legend comes to us from the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia. It tells us the story about how flowers close at night. The legend comes from the book Tales Told in Hawaii. Enjoy! The Sweetheart of the Flowers Long ago when the world was young, Koikoi the strong, Koikoi the handsome, lived on […]

19 Jul 19
TIME

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19 Jul 19
MoniqSales

I started writing about fashion full time in 2009, and in the last ten years I have loved a lot of trends and others not, I was sometimes puzzled about an aspect of contemporary style: given the profusion of fashion options these days, the speed of the business turn of the collection and the lack […]

19 Jul 19
Pitt County Women's Journal

By Ivy Bagley I love being a North Carolinian. From our beautiful coast to our great mountains, I am proud to call this state home. Recently, I have been blessed to travel throughout our great state photographing various small towns. I have enjoyed driving down country roads and learning the history of various towns. However, […]

19 Jul 19
the lethal text

Sometime during the Eocene Era, India collided into Asia, hurling the Himalayas high into the sky, lifting up the Tibetan plateau, and giving birth to an unruly spirit called monsoon.  Fifty million years later, I arrived exhausted in Bangkok, the City of Angels. I was met at the airport by a muscular white man with […]

19 Jul 19
fox13now.com

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