Shopping — Differences between men and women

I found this article from McKinsey interesting -- as it not only looks at the differences between the sexes when it comes to shopping, but it also names the companies that are doing well, and what steps they take to make 'shopping' a great experience. Is your company on this list? You can check out the article here: Continue Reading

Change Their Minds, Change the Conversation

As much as we women like to think there is progress being made, it's an uphill battle for most women to reach the C-suite! I heard an awesome speaker, Cindy Solomon, yesterday at the Key4Women luncheon sponsored by Key Bank. She talked about courage! Some types of courage are instinctual, and other types can be learned. If you're a leader in business or an entrepreneur - we all decided that you have courage! And it takes courage to be successful. Continue Reading

New ways to be ‘creative!’

If you're a regular reader here, you know I like to post the 'best of McKinsey' studies, and I just ran across a new one that I LOVE!! It gets managers and CEO's to think differently about their businesses in some pretty creative ways. How would Apple design your store? What would Disney do to create customer engagement? Check out the following link: Continue Reading

Glass Ceiling is still holding — even in 2011!

Here it is 2011 -- and women have made some progress in the corporate world, but we're still greatly outnumbered when it comes to high-ranking positions of power in Corporate America. I read with great interest this new report from McKinsey, and thought I would share it with you. Bias will exists. I highlighted the portion in red with italics, since I think it's the crux of the problem What do you think? Margo Myers, Principal, Margo Myers Continue Reading

Quieting the Noise for Leaders (Shhhhh)!

As I sit here on a Sunday morning --- ON MY COMPUTER -- it suddenly dawns on me, I need to get off my computer.  Business leaders, and even if you're not a CEO, need time to process information. And we all get too much of it in this day and age of social media, email, and the internet. A good article on quieting the noise, and why it's important. I came across this article from McKinsey, and it's worth a read if you find yourself never having Continue Reading