Hiding in plain sight In our quest to reach the next level of leadership income and impact we have a lot of unlearning to do. One of the things we need to unlearn is the reluctance to speak about our accomplishments.We need to be less modest. I have the opportunity due to my work withContinue reading “Hiding in plain sight?”
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Who benefits from this perspective?
Who benefits from this perspective? It is often said that money and sex are the two topics people most avoid talking about. I would like to add race as the third one. I am fascinated at how people avoid talking about race. I don’t know how many times I’ve heard the sentence ‘not every thingContinue reading “Who benefits from this perspective?”
An outsider in
An outsider in? The truth is that as people with a marginalised identity we find ourselves as outsider in Eurocentric workplaces and educational institutions. In my work and personal experience in higher education I find that part of the challenges that students have are due to the fact that they are outsiders in this space.Continue reading “An outsider in”
The danger with the myth of meritocracy
The danger of the myth of meritocracy Meritocracy is the belief that, in a given system, success is an indicator of personal deservingness is a myth that we all would love to believe is the reality. It gives us comfort that if we meet the criteria then we are guaranteed success. On the other handContinue reading “The danger with the myth of meritocracy”
Unpaid people making work?
The kind of work that’s valued In the book Feminism for the 99% the author: Cinzia Arruzza talks about how ‘people making work’ has been assigned to women and not assigned an economic value. People making work would be pregnancy, childcare, housework, emotional caregiving, etc. The value of this work is made clear now thatContinue reading “Unpaid people making work?”
Allyship or benevolent sexism?
Allyship or Benevolent sexism? I didn’t have a language for the reason why some men who claim to support women made me uncomfortable. The men who refer to women or their wives queens, better half, the boss who say the right things but their actions and mannerisms give off sexism vibes until I came acrossContinue reading “Allyship or benevolent sexism?”
Radical self approval
Radical self approval One of the things that build a grounded sense of self worth is radical self acceptance. This happens when you fully embrace who you are, both your strengths and weaknesses. Both what is desirable and undesirable about you.This is where you put your stake on the ground and say this is whoContinue reading “Radical self approval”
Working with people you don’t like?
Working with people you don’t like? What do you do when you have to work with someone you don’t like? What do you do when you have a fundamental disagreement with someone you have to work closely with like your boss?How are you be able to work with them without totally disengaging? One of myContinue reading “Working with people you don’t like?”
Are you marking those milestones?
Are you marking those milestones? One of humanity’s greatest strength is adaptability. We all are potentially able to adapt to any set of circumstances or environment. This can be both good and not so good. You want to be able to adapt to difficult circumstances that life once in a while allots even the mostContinue reading “Are you marking those milestones?”
Why change now?
Why change now? I never was one to stay in the same position for longer than 3 years. I love taking on a new challenge. The learning and figuring things out process,creating or fixing something is something I love to do. I do not fear change, I am stimulated by it – within reason though.Continue reading “Why change now?”