607, 2016

HBR | Learning to Appreciate Disagreement at Work

July 6th, 2016|Categories: Harvard Business Review|

Recently I was conferring with  a client who said to me, “You don’t really like confrontation, do you?”

Well, no, I don’t. Like many people, I will do a lot to avoid confrontation of any sort.

In my youth I learned that if I couldn’t get what I needed by raw persuasion or simple niceness, I could […]

2505, 2016

HBR | Building Rapport Across Cultures

May 25th, 2016|Categories: Harvard Business Review|

For the better part of my career, I’ve worked in the United States and Latin America, where I went first as a missionary, then as an investment banker, and eventually as an equity analyst for Merrill Lynch. Going to and from there for work is now second nature for me. But over the past few […]

1904, 2016

HBR | What It’s Like When a Stay-at-Home Dad Goes Back to Work

April 19th, 2016|Categories: Harvard Business Review|

Almost a year ago, our family upended itself and moved from Boston, our home of nearly 15 years, to central Virginia so my husband could accept a position at Southern Virginia University, an up-and-coming liberal arts university.

With a PhD in molecular biology from Columbia University, Roger had published a paper in Nature and was pursuing […]

2202, 2016

HBR | Keeping Anxious Thoughts at Bay

February 22nd, 2016|Categories: Harvard Business Review|

Anxiety can feel like a swarm of flies, buzzing inside your head.

You’re stuck in traffic. You’re going to miss your flight, and the game-changing meeting at the other end of it. Your presentation is poorly executed; you’re not going to win the new client. There goes the promotion, and maybe worse. You’re a neglectful parent, an unsupportive […]

2801, 2016

HBR | Should You Give Up on Your New Dream?

January 28th, 2016|Categories: Harvard Business Review|

You’ve recently launched your brainchild — maybe a new business, a new career path, or a new role inside your existing company.

But things aren’t off to a roaring start. Is it just the low end of the S-curve of growth, the flat line before things start to improve? Or is it just…well…a flat line?

No one wants […]

2511, 2015

HBR | I’m a Female Author, So Why Did I Want a Man to Narrate My Audiobook?

November 25th, 2015|Categories: Harvard Business Review|

I have been very public in my advocacy for women and girls. In 2012, I published a book titled Dare, Dream, Do with the express purpose of inspiring women to dream — to believe that it is our birthright. In 2013, I co-founded Forty Women OVER 40 to Watchin order to spotlight women who are […]

610, 2015

HBR | What Do You Do Well That Others Don’t?

October 6th, 2015|Categories: Harvard Business Review|

In 2013, Jayne Juvan became one of the youngest partners ever at the Cleveland-based law firm Roetzel & Andress — thanks to Twitter.

When Juvan started using social media a decade ago, very few lawyers used such tools.  They didn’t see the opportunity.  But after only a few months of blogging, Crain’s Cleveland Business interviewed Juvan on the […]

2909, 2015

HBR | What to Do When Your Personal Growth Stalls

September 29th, 2015|Categories: Harvard Business Review|

We’ve all hit a wall at some point. You may run up against a competitor you cannot beat. You might lose your job despite your best efforts. You could be doing everything you can – but still not getting that promotion. But whatever the cause, what feels like a roadblock could be your first step […]

2406, 2015

HBR | Rejecting Ideas Doesn’t Have to Cause Resentment

June 24th, 2015|Categories: Harvard Business Review|

When I worked on Wall Street, my husband was doing postgraduate work at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in molecular biology. His research involved growing cells in beautiful pink-colored media. But the cell culture never stayed pink for long. Within three or four days the media would change to a dingy light brown. As the cells used nutrients, […]

2006, 2015

HBR | Why Today’s Teens Are More Entrepreneurial than Their Parents

June 20th, 2015|Categories: Harvard Business Review|

My teenage daughter is going to Korea for two weeks this summer. Which meant she needed to earn nearly $3,000. So she decided to become an entrepreneur, and started a baking business that is financing her trip to Korea — one $5 loaf of hot, homemade bread, and $12 fresh-out-of-the-oven pan of cinnamon rolls at […]