Monthly Archives: September 2014

Sunni Brown on TED: Doodlers, Unite!

Check out this fascinating TED talk by Sunni Brown, one of our 2015 speakers, and doodle with gusto in your next meeting!

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Podcast: Mentoring Millennials with Lindsey Pollak

Lindsey-Pollak-120x120Lindsey Pollak, often called a “translator” among the generations, shares her insights, opinions and the latest research about today’s 20-somethings in this 30-minute recording of her recent teleclass.

Listen below (or read the transcript) to pick up some actionable strategies to harness the power of your Millennial workers. Read More

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“If Not Me, Who?”

If you haven’t taken ten minutes to watch Emma Watson deliver her speech to the U.N. on men’s role in gender equity, here’s a great opportunity.

Speaking as a young English woman who enjoys far more rights than many women around the world, Watson makes the point that men are as wrapped up in the struggle for equity as women are. And they suffer from inequity, too, but in different ways.

There’s also a bit of advice in there for anyone on the fence about doing something scary:

In my nervousness for this speech and in my moments of doubt I’ve told myself firmly—if not me, who, if not now, when. If you have similar doubts when opportunities are presented to you I hope those words might be helpful. 

You can also read the transcript of her speech here.

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Networking Tips for Shy People

Jumoke DadaDoes the prospect of working a room make you hope that there will be wine? Even the smoothest movers and hand-shakers didn’t necessarily start out that way. When Jumoke Dada, CEO of Signature Red and an entrepreneur in Philadelphia who has 3,000 names in her database, attended her first networking event for young professionals, she was so overwhelmed she went to the ladies’ room to give herself a pep talk. “I know this sounds weird, but I started to dance to get myself pumped,” she says. more

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How to Duplicate the Viral Success of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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By Kerry H. McManama

What began several months ago as a challenge among friends has engaged more than 2.4 million people via the power of social media and earned more than $41 million for a worthy cause. Why has the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge gone viral? Here are five key elements you can use to engage and excite people—and duplicate this super-successful cause marketing initiative. more

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Best Boss Practices: Giving Constructive Criticism

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“Delivering negative feedback is hard in any sphere, but it’s especially awkward at work, where you may not know the person well and you anticipate he or she may get defensive, become sullen or even tear up,” says Kate White, former editor in chief of Cosmopolitan and author of I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: How to Ask for Money, Snag the Promotion and Create the Career You Deserve. “But the biggest mistake is not having the talk at all because your criticism is going to leak out in ways that won’t be constructive.”

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How to Ask for What You Want—and Get It

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Unhappy about something at work? Stop grumbling about it and speak up! Here’s the right way to do it, from Jane Hyun, a global leadership strategist and the co-author of Flex: The New Playbook for Managing Across Differences.

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How to Solve the Work-Life Imbalance

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Ditch the guilt and self-blame—and change the conversation about work and life, says the author of MAXED OUT. A new dialogue starts here…

 

Q: Most working moms feel maxed out. Yet we rarely say more than, “I’m tired” or “What a week!” What are we NOT saying to our friends, family, each other?

 

A: I hear from a lot of women who say they have the life they always wanted (kids, career) . . . and it’s killing them. They feel like they’re always letting people down, like it’s somehow their fault that they can’t be all things to all people. more

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Career Evolutions—Achieving Your True North

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At some point in our lives we’ve all asked ourselves if we have found, or will ever find, a job with meaning. If you are searching for a fulfilling career, or wish to add more meaning to your current position, you may be surprised to discover that it is within reach! QVC’s Executive Vice President of HR and Workplace Services Beth Rubino and QVC Host Nancy Hornback share their tips and personal stories of how they found their true norths. more

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Podcast: Shift into Fall with Tory Johnson

Tory-JohnsonAt a difficult time in her life, Tory Johnson had an epiphany: she needed to lose weight and start living the life she really wanted. Her book, The Shift, chronicles her journey into this new life with practical advice for anyone looking to make a change. In this inspiring 30-minute talk, Tory tells her story and makes it clear that whatever your shift, no matter how many times you’ve tried and failed, you can still do it. more

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