Column: “Does ‘sharing’ enrich lives, or distract us from them?” at The Tennessean

May 25, 2014:

An excerpt:

The difference seems to be in how we frame the question. Are we more connected to the capture of the subject or to the experience of the subject, including the people who might be sharing it with us? And is there a way to do both?

Read the rest at the link:
http://www.tennessean.com/story/money/tech/2014/05/25/kate-oneill-right-capture-moment/9522447/

Column: “Intentional risks can yield great rewards” at The Tennessean

An excerpt:

Dreams are our direction, but by nature they’re always distant. It’s what we’re doing along the way that makes the days worthwhile.

That’s why incremental progress is so important. Innovation requires urgency. Accomplishment requires action. To become what we hope someday to be, we have to start somewhere. And yes, every step is risky; anything can go wrong.

Every marketing campaign could be a dud. Every venture could be a bust. Every relationship could end in heartbreak.

Read the rest at the link:
http://www.tennessean.com/story/money/2014/05/10/kate-oneill-live-every-day-like-last/8919679/

Column: “What makes a strong woman?” at The Tennessean

An excerpt:

Speaking of which, Pew Research did a study in 2008 asking about leadership traits in men and women. They first asked what characteristics make a good leader. The responses included honesty, compassion, creativity and intelligence. Then, among those characteristics, they asked whether that trait was more true of men or women.

For most of them, women rated better than men. Women outflanked men for “compassionate” 80 percent to 5 percent. The highest-ranked leadership characteristic, “honest,” was credited to women 50 percent of the time versus 20 percent for men. The only top-rated leadership characteristic in which men scored better than women was “decisive.”

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http://www.tennessean.com/story/money/2014/04/27/kate-oneill-makes-strong-woman/8180861/

Column: “Why ‘work-life balance’ doesn’t work” at The Tennessean

An excerpt:

Over the past years, my professional and personal experiences have presented me with opportunities of seismic magnitude for evaluating my purpose and my priorities. And what I have found is that the more aligned they are, the more depth and meaning I can bring to all of it. The more I can bring of myself, in a sense.

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http://www.tennessean.com/story/money/2014/04/13/pursuit-unified-approach-business-life/7665341/