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All in: Paula Broadwell about General David Petraeus

This week Paula Broadwell, my friend, announced her new book, All In: The Education of General David Petraeus (Penguin Press, 2012) which covers the transformational leadership of General David Petraeus. This book, Paula’s first, has been three years in development with much of that time spent embedded with Petraeus’ and his staff in Afghanistan. In […]

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Honored Role (part 24): Abby Griffin: The Call of Nursing

This is the 24nd installment in the Honored Role Series.” Reared around the military, Abby Griffin, a native of Cody, Wyoming, moved to Germany at nine year’s old when her mother was assigned as a nurse with the Department of Defense. In elementary school she showed an early interest in following her mom’s footsteps that […]

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Honored Role (part 23): Captain Kelly Peyton Howard — Yoga’s Warrior Pose Mind, Body & Spirit Connection

This is the 23nd installment in the Honored Role Series.” Two disciplines thousands of years old; the profession of arms, fighting for and defending your nation, and yoga, an ancient practice whose purpose is enlightenment and union through physical, mental and spiritual movement and discipline. Both require strength and practice. Army Captain Kelly Peyton Howard, […]

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Women’s World Cup Soccer: Winning by losing

“Winning isn’t everything. It is the only thing.” Vince Lombardi They are a different team, but had the same goal, the FIFA Women’s World Cup Title. Inspired by, growing up and playing in the shadows of the 1999 U.S. Women’s World Cup Championship team, the 21-member 2011 U.S. squad wanted to create their own championship […]

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A Sea of Women

This week I witnessed something I hope my own daughter will see one day—a sea of women in military uniform. More than 1,300 U.S. servicewomen, and a few servicemen, gathered in San Diego, CA this week for the 24th Annual Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium. The two-day event centered on leadership and professional development. Focusing on […]

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Objectified, Sexualized and “Miss Represented”

Besides the certainty of taxes and death, we know sex sells. Americans are bombarded with images of women to sell everything from beer to cars. Meanwhile, young women and men searching for role models may have difficulty seeing past the “sex sells” mentality that ties a woman’s worth to her looks. The nearly ubiquitous publicity […]

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