Monthly Archives: August 2015

Be More Strategic about Building Your Network

By Wendy Beecham, Managing Principal, Korn Ferry Leadership & Talent Consulting Research shows that one of the biggest barriers that women have in reaching more senior levels within their organizations is access to experiences that will develop their skills and reputation at that level. Gaining that access often comes down to whether or not you’ve been strategic in building your network. Here’s how to have a strong network and good … [ more ]

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12 Reasons More Women Should Be at the Wheel

Of course, we’re not exactly unbiased on the topic of female power and primacy. We’re also not trying to instigate some global insurgency or battle of the sexes. But we do believe we’ve identified a new gender gap: women are better at running things like, say, the world. To back up our theory, we turned to upcoming speakers. Here’s how they completed the sentence: “When a woman is in charge….”

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Paid Maternity Leave for a Year: Coming Soon to a Company Near You?

Last month, prospective parents in Silicon Valley had reason to cheer: Adobe, Microsoft and Netflix announced that new moms and dads could take off, respectively, 12 weeks, 16 weeks and one year—paid. (At Adobe, birth moms can take 10 additional weeks of medical leave, and at Microsoft, they can take 8 more weeks of paid disability.) The companies joined Google (18 weeks for birth moms) and Facebook (four months for … [ more ]

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Handling Emotions at the Office

Crying or otherwise showing your disappointment, frustration, anger or stress at work can seem incredibly embarrassing. “You feel like a loser for losing control, but there’s nothing to be ashamed about the occasional display of feeling,” says Anne Kreamer, serial entrepreneur and author of It’s Always Personal: Navigating Emotion in the New Workplace. “Emotions are not criminal elements.” Still, knowing how to comport yourself will help in the moment and … [ more ]

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Free Teleclass: The Art of Decision Making

The Art of Decision Making Tuesday, September 29, 2015 10:00-10:30am PDT REGISTER NOW Weighing your options and choosing the best one is a form of problem solving, a skill that every leader and careerist needs. Good decision-making doesn’t take genius-level intelligence though—just a focused mindset and prioritization. In this practical and inspirational 30-minute session, Gloria Mayfield Banks, a motivational success strategist and trainer and author of Quantum Leaps, will explore … [ more ]

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Podcast: The New Rules for Career Happiness

Why count down the hours of the day or the days to retirement when you could reinvigorate your workday, transforming the daily doldrums into a daily dose of enjoyable activity? In this 30-minute teleclass recording, New York Times columnist Kerry Hannon focuses on the little things that can make a big difference in how we feel about work. Click Play to listen or read the full transcript below. Podcast: Play in new window … [ more ]

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