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Saying Good Bye To Great Women

Women's Leadership Exchange

Thank you to Beth Polish, a business leader and innovator, for bringing to my attention a news item (NY Times) on New Year's Eve about the passing of author Rona Jaffe. Many of us had the opportunity to meet Rona, when she surprised us by attending a WLE Business Spa Retreat in Puerto Rico. Never having met her, we kept asking each other, is she "the" Rona Jaffe. We have lost many great women in 2005.

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Building the Foundation: How to Practice Mindful Parenting

Building Personal Strength

The following guest post on this topic was written by my colleague Ronae Jull , who writes at , where she helps families by bringing practical solutions to parents of teens and adult children, and remains ridiculously optimistic about the transformative power of hope. My work in the area of parenting teens has led me to a sad truth: many parents of teens don't consciously parent them. They simply share life together under the same roof, taking each day as it comes.

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What If Companies Managed People as Carefully as They Manage Money?

Harvard Business Review

A veritable alphabet soup (ROA, RONA, ROIC, ROCE, IRR, MVA, APV, and the like) exists to measure our financial capital. Vincent Tsui for HBR. Today’s executives spend a lot of time managing the balance sheet, despite the fact that it doesn’t represent their company’s scarcest resource. Financial capital is relatively abundant and cheap. According to Bain’s Macro Trends Group, the global supply of capital stands at nearly 10 times global GDP.