1) Alumni Profile
Alyeska Pipeline Services
"I've used the concepts of 'trading up' and also 'leaving baggage' (no preconceived ideas) for meetings. When I choose to 'trade up' I consciously look at replacing any automatic, limited assumptions and beliefs I have with ones that will be more beneficial and powerful for me (and those with whom I work). When I 'leave baggage' I replace preconceived ideas with being open to what might be possible in my work with others." More.
2) Coach's Column- Coach's Column - Does Faster Really Make Better?
by Victoria Castle
Since the words we use can directly influence our experience , I'm for firing a few of them : ' hurry,' ' rush, ' ' scramble, ' and ' urgent ' for a start. Rather than making us more effective, they usually just turn us into manic jugglers . The root word for ' hurry ' was originally a term meaning ' to ravage or plunder. ' To ' hurry ' someone was to weaken their state and make them easily defeated.
Are you one of The Hurried? Learn five elements of discernment that allow you to be at the top of your game.
3) Coaching Success - Sandra Adams and IWL Coach, Loretta Love Huff
"My gut is usually right about things," said, Sandra, regarding working with Huff. "If I'd just looked at the coaches' resumes and backgrounds perhaps I would have chosen a different one. During WLC and later, ELSC, I worked with several coaches. I felt a particular rapport with Loretta. Loretta's a very good coach with a broad range of skills. She approached coaching me in ways that worked for me. For instance, she recommended books, writing assignments, practices and provided research results on topics we discussed. I had not expected this in working with a coach." More
4) IWL Community Update
We're glad you're enjoying the alumni updates! Update us and share what's new with you!
Leading through Influence Workshop
Alliance of Technology and Women (ATW) and IWL are presenting Leading through Influence workshops in three San Francisco Bay Area locations for those of you who desire to strengthen your ability to influence and persuade others. In the workshop you will discover your 'automatic' approach to influencing others and assess how that approach determines behavior and impacts success in accomplishing goals. After fully exploring the 'automatic approach' you will learn new ways to think and communicate for greater impact.
Through a series of conversations and relevant 'hands-on' practice sessions you will experience greater freedom and leadership success by influencing people in your business and personal life. This workshop is for managers, directors and entrepreneurs desiring to enhance leadership and influencing skills across organizational boundaries.
Take Action - The Breast Cancer Site
We invite you to make it a daily habit to go to the Breast Cancer Site and click on the 'Fund Free Mammograms' button. All it costs you is a little bit of time. The few seconds you spend doing this actually make a difference in the lives of women who could not otherwise afford mammograms. Please join us by adding the Breast Cancer Site to the Favorites section of your browser, putting a daily action item your PDA or calendar and going to the site now.
How it works
Every time you click on the pink "Fund Free Mammograms" button, or make a purchase in The Breast Cancer Site's store, you generate funding for free mammograms for women in need.
The funding generated by your clicks is paid by site sponsors, whose banners appear after you click. In the store, The Breast Cancer Site gives a portion of the proceeds from each sale to the cause as well. All of this money goes to the nonprofit National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), founded by 23-year breast cancer survivor, Janelle Hail.
NBCF uses the funding you help generate to provide free mammography screenings to low-income, homeless and inner-city women. Without your help, these women would not receive the gift of early detection - a key to survival and better treatment options.
While you're on the site, check out the other organizations you can help in a similar way. Click on the Hunger, the Child Health, Rainforest and Animal Rescue sites as well.
This is a free and simple way to make a real difference every day.
P.S. If it's time for you to get a mammogram yourself, please do it, now!
News You Can Use
From the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal:
'Emotional Intelligence' important to business success, say researchers
Experienced business leaders rank so-called "emotional intelligence" capabilities as critical to the success of today's leaders, according to research conducted by Julie M. Brown and Associates, which provides management consulting services; Sharon Richmond, of Richmond & Associates Consulting; and Pam Fox Rollin, founder of IdeaShape Coaching & Consulting, of Palo Alto.
Emotional intelligence competencies such as vision, building relationships and developing people are more important to leadership success than typical leadership competencies , such as external/market orientation, financial acumen and planning, according to a study involving 265 corporate executives, directors, managers, business owners, and consultants into 20 core leadership attributes.
"This research goes a long way in explaining how leaders think about emotional intelligence and its development," says Beth Benjamin, a director of the Center for Leadership Development & Research at Stanford Graduate School of Business. "Emotional intelligence is a fairly new field and we know relatively little about how best to develop the emotional intelligence of working adults." More.
6) Upcoming Events
IWL 2004 Programs:
We invite you to attend, visit, review, or send a friend or colleague to our public programs.
Women Leading Change (WLC)
Executives Leading Sustainable Change (ELSC) *
Session 1 September 27, 28, 29, 30 Palo Alto, CA
Session 2 February 16-17 Palo Alto, CA
* Six-months of executive coaching included.
Oct. 11, 25 & Nov. 8 Leading Through Influence Workshop ** SF Peninsula, CA
Oct. 15, 29 & Nov. 12 Leading Through Influence Workshop ** San Jose, CA
Oct. 22, Nov. 5 & 19 Leading Through Influence Workshop ** San Francisco, CA
Oct. 20-24 Women in Technology Midwest Regional Conf. * Chicago, IL
Through a partnership with Women in Technology, IWL alumni will receive a special 5% individual discount to any of WITI's 2004 conferences if you notify the IWL office at 650.556.8800 in advance of registering.
Nov. 12-14 Strong Women Summit East New Paltz, NY
Nov. 15-17 Linkage, Inc.'s Women in Leadership Summit Boston, MA
* Rayona and Jody will be presenting.
** Rayona will be presenting.
7) A Note from Rayona
" As we enter my favorite time of year, the longest and warmest days, I am feeling a particularly deep sense of gratitude for the gifts of good health, great family and friends, and the privilege of doing meaningful heart-singing work with clients whom I adore. I can't imagine it gets any better than this!" More