Posts tagged fierce leadership
Book Reaction: The Confidence Code

Katty Kay & Claire Shipman previously partnered together to write Womenomics. This time around, these journalists enter back into the fray with a study of confidence - what it means, what it’s made of and how we (especially women) can get more. They paint a picture and tell the stories of experts and confident women to understand the relationships between confidence, being female and success.

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Why Fierce Leaders get Real

Have you heard of Brené Brown yet? If not, you’re lucky, because you have a whole wealth of insight, honesty and self-reflection in your future. Wolf & heron has an admittedly intense intellectual and authentic girl-crush on the scientist and empathy expert. But as I expect we’ll write a future post called, Why Stephanie and Kara love Brené Brown, we’ll save the heart eyes for later.

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What's Your Power Outfit?

We’ve all heard the expressions “dress for the job you want, not the job you have” or “look good, feel good” but we don’t really believe them (at least I didn’t). I was conflicted about wanting to look good and feeling guilty about wasting time focusing on “vanity” things like clothes and makeup. But, it turns out that there’s research out there that shows that what we wear affects our behavior, mood, personality, confidence, and how we interact with others.

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Book Reaction: The Power of Habit

One of the anticipated joys of leaving graduate school was replacing all that time I spent reading burdensome required reading with exciting non-required reading instead. I have had mixed success with actually making this happen... though one might say I haven’t developed proper book-reading habits that support my desire to read more.

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Stay Fierce: explore and push boundaries

In childhood, exploration is encouraged and is exciting. Other children of the 90s will remember, “Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?” or “Legends of the Hidden Temple” and other adventures. Today’s young blood are inspired by Dora the Explorer, Legos, weird ipad games, etc. etc. But in terms of adulthood, it’s pretty easy to trade in that ravenous curiosity for a staid interest in what you know well with maybe a few exceptions inspired by a good read, TED talk or friend’s forwarded article.

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People who have intention are Fierce

For a lot of people, “intention” is a word used in yoga class. It has a semi-spiritual undertone and feels a little too far on the oodgie-goodgie side of mindfulness for the average professional or young boss. I remember one of my early yoga classes where the instructor asked us to set an intention for the practice, and I looked at her like she was bonkers. Wasn’t the point of being in yoga to stretch out the kinks and work my core a little? What did I need an intention for?

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