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Lights On! A Reflective Journey

LightsOn Book by Claire Knowles"Here's a quick peek at the Table of Contents" of this exciting new book! Women in Leadership...focus your attention to Chapter 10 especially!

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What was Happening in Your World when You were 10-12 years old?

Written by Claire Knowles on . Posted in Authenticity, Empowerment, Leadership for Women Leaders, Lights On!, Moving Forward

images  Whether they be Good or Bad, Your Cultural World Experiences at

the age of 10-12 Matter!

Several decades ago, a leading psychologist, Morris Massey, noted that culturally, the experiences that we have at about the time we are 10-12 years old, shape our lives in pivotal ways…and tend to define whole generations…with those shared experiences. His work was detailed in a video called, “What You Are Is Where You Were When….”

What was happening in your world when you were about 10-12 years old?
World War II and Victory Gardens? The Cold war? Hiding under desks during nuclear drills? (False sense of security?); Vietnam? (Loss of confidence in leaders?); Neil Armstrong/man on moon? (Yes, we can do it! Triumph!); JFK/Martin Luther King Assassinations? Columbine? Challenger? (Need for self-reliance?)  The “Yes, We Can”…dream team Lake Placid (Hockey) Olympics?  Did those years hold positive experiences or more negative ones for you?  Is there a shared experience that defined your generation during that time?

Do you recall positive social/cultural events or negative social/cultural events? Or both? How did these influence you? Your generation? Recognizing that such socio/cultural events do have an impact (as do those of your community, your family, your ethnic value experiences), still, think about what was happening when you were 10-12 years old—it can be an important introspection.

Postscript:  I’m a Boomer. My 10-year old experiences stem from the late 1950’s and I can certainly trace certain opinions I hold, to certain shared experiences of that time. I’d love to hear from you! Feel free to contact me at: Claire@ClaireEKnowles.com  or Claire@LightsOnBook.com


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