Startup Digest

Leadership & Resiliency

October 21, 2016

In this week's collection of articles I am sharing with you some relevant information about the unspoken challenges of leaders (maybe you?). It may be helpful to know that you are not alone.

Ok, maybe you're not left handed (the last article here is about the 10% that are).  
Regardless of which hand you hold a pencil in, I believe you will relate to the need for courage and empathy. And in this first article you will learn about the unspoken challenges leading female leaders in tech are quietly solving.

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The 3 Unspoken Challenges of Women Leaders In Tech

Miriam Meima + Caneel Joyce -

In this article, my colleague Caneel and I outline the unspoken issues from our female clients.  We hear about these consistently in private sessions yet rarely (if EVER) witness them being shared in public.

Conflict at Work? Empathy Can Smooth Ruffled Feathers

Phyllis Korkki - NY Times

In this easy read you will get an overview of the research of Gabrielle Adams of Harvard and the London School of Business.  Let me give you a hint: empathy is helpful!

Leadership? Let's Talk About Courage First

Dustin McKissen - Inc

One of the themes of my client sessions this week has been courage.  Courage to step into possibility and boldly pursue the unknown.  I am finding that my clients know WHAT they want to do, and courage is often the magic ingredient that unlocks powerful, inspired action.

According to this article Courage is leadership, and in order to understand what courage IS we must first understand what it is NOT.  

The mystery of why left-handers are so much rarer

Hannah Fry - BBC

Did you know there is an eye test you can do right now that would show anyone if you are left-handed or right-handed?  Only 1 in 10 are left-handed, a special breed indeed.  There has been interesting data over the years about how this affect brain activity -- in this article you may be surprised at what some researchers are finding.  

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