#115 Big Careers, Small Children: Wendy K Smith – Both/And Thinking

Big Careers, Small Children Podcast - ep115 - Wendy K Smith

If we shift our thinking to a both/and approach it enables us to open up all kinds of different possibilities and to use these tensions as a source of creativity.”

We are delighted to welcome Wendy K Smith to the podcast. Wendy is the Emma Smith Morris Professor of Management and academic director of the Women’s Leadership Initiative at the University of Delaware’s Lerner College of Business & Economics.

Wendy is also the co-author of the brilliant book Both/And Thinking, which challenges the perception that we have to choose between pursuing two things we love. Instead, the book sets out the ways that we can be both/and instead of either/or,  including providing tools for coping with multiple tensions at the same time.

Wendy and Verena discuss both/and thinking in the context of progressing your career whilst enjoying your young family and share practical tips on focusing on the bigger picture goals and learning to find comfort in the discomfort.

We hope you enjoy the conversation.

Find out more about Both/And thinking, including where to order a copy of the book via bothandthinking.net.

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