A Nice Turn of the Phrase - Glass Ceiling or Sticky Floor
by Michael Fox
That is the clever title of an interesting article in the Washington Business Journal, Glass ceiling or sticky floor? The real reason women don't make it. The author, Rebecca Shambaugh a leadership and organizational development consultant, suggests that sometimes it is barriers women themselves create that keep them from moving up in the business world. She intends to expound on some of those in continuing columns, but in the first wonders why women who are so good at relationships, don't work harder at building strategic relationships.
A contrarian viewpoint to be sure, but perhaps not to be totally discounted.
A hat tip to Diane Danielson at the HR Blog for the pointer.