March 8 was Women's Day. Some of my favourite quotes by women:
#103-1. Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.
-Anne Morrow Lindbergh
#103-2. Knowing what you can not do is more important than knowing what you can do.
#103-3. Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy.
#103-4. The next thing to being clever is being able to quote someone who is.
-Mary Pettibone Poole
#103-5. You can look at a person's attitude and know what kind of thinking is prevalent in his life... It's better to be positive and wrong than negative and right!
#103-6. Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
#103-7. We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.
The 3rd, 5th and 6th are profound. We can apply the last one at the organization, too. We send our juniors to assertiveness training and creativity workshops, but by the time they are seniors, how come they learn not to speak up or think innovatively? The price of maturity? Could I retain an external image of maturity and still be enthusiastic and unconventional? Russell has some good advice on this that has been helpful for me.