Well, sort of. I’m using my friends as Thanksgiving taste testers.

Apple cider in glass cup with apples scattered around it. Apples and mug sit in a wooden tray with fall leaves adorning the table around it.
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I attended my first Friendsgiving five years ago. It was a huge potluck-style gathering of neighborhood couples, many of whom I considered acquaintances rather than friends. But, I appreciated the invite and enjoyed myself more than I anticipated.

And the best part…I became good friends with two women that sat…

Women leaders are damned if they do, and damned if they don’t.

Carriage carrying Queen Elizabeth II through a park.
Photo by Mark de Jong on Unsplash

Queen Elizabeth II continually faces unfair criticism about her ability to express emotions. She’s not alone, women leaders are judged for showing too much emotion, not enough emotion, or no emotion at all.

We can’t win.

Over the past two decades, I held several leadership roles and learned to suppress…

Adrienne Parkhurst

I’m passionate about personal and professional leadership. I write about lessons learned from managing teams (and myself) for 20+ years.

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