Monthly Archives: October 2015

Control Your Financial Future: A Step-by-Step Guide

By Mary Beth Suhr, Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Money on your mind? You’re not alone. Americans think more about money on a daily basis than about anything else, including their health and fitness or their loved ones, according to GoBankingRates’ “2015 Life + Money Survey.” Never being able to retire was a common worry for more than one in seven survey respondents.

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Facing the Gender Gap Today—for Success Tomorrow

By Pat Milligan, Senior Partner and Regional President-North America, and Brian Levine, Partner, Mercer Tomorrow’s workforce is taking shape today. But business leaders should ask themselves if they have adequately addressed the issue of gender equality and are on a path to building greater workforce diversity.

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‘Walk Your Talk’ and Other Inspiring Advice from Nobelist Leymah Gbowee

Since being internationally recognized for co-leading a women’s movement that ended the most recent civil war in Liberia, Leymah Gbowee has hardly rested on her (Nobel) laurels. She continues to work for women, peace and security issues, founding The Gbowee Peace Foundation to provide education to women and underprivileged youth as well as serving as a global ambassador for Oxfam International and as a member of the UNHCR High Level … [ more ]

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Lessons from Off the Beaten (Career) Path

Borrowing clothes to put on models for photo shoots—in this behind-the-scenes-reality-TV-show world, we all know that’s what a stylist does. But back when Kemal Harris was quitting her day job to become a stylist in her small Canadian town, it was a far-fetched idea rather than an actual job description. “My parents didn’t understand it. They asked, ‘Are you making the clothes?’” recalls Harris, laughing. “They thought I was crazy.”

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Q&A: Rachael Ray on Her First Job, Being the Boss and Eating Healthy at Work

Even though she has 22 cookbooks, four TV shows, a lifestyle magazine and a line of dog and cat food, don’t call Rachael Ray a one-woman-cottage-industry. “I don’t like those terms,” she says. “It sounds like I created an ‘evil empire’ or something.” Her success wasn’t plotted out: “I just enjoy working, I enjoy people and I enjoy food. So, I do what I love; the TV just sort of … [ more ]

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Podcast: Optimize Brand You—and Boost Your Career

In the new workplace, a strong personal brand is key to a successful career. In this 30-minute talk, Aliza Licht, author of Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill It in Your Career. Rock Social Media, discusses the importance of brand and how to communicate and build yours—whether you’re just starting out or mid-career. Click Play or read the full transcript below. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | … [ more ]

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Business Advice for Optimists

Before The Life Is Good Company was a going concern, let alone a $100 million business selling positive messaging on apparel and accessories, it was two brothers—Bert and John Jacobs—peddling their artwork on T-shirts at a trade show. They had decided to wear suits to look more mature, but toward the end of that day, a customer asked what was with the suits—they didn’t seem like the kind of guys … [ more ]

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Conquer Your Worst Work Habits

Even if you’ve been doing your writing at the 11th hour since college or you can’t stop checking your email to save your life, your bad habits are breakable. The key is not focusing on one fix and giving up when it doesn’t stick (for the proverbial 30 days). “We think there’s a one-size-fits-all solution, but different things work for different people,” says Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author … [ more ]

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How to Know When You’ve Outgrown Your Job and Other Lessons Learned on the Way to the C-Suite

Senior advisors to Cabinet members aren’t usually known for causing big stirs, but that’s exactly what happened when, in 2011, Anne-Marie Slaughter left her dream job as director of policy planning at the State Department and returned to an academic career that gave her more time for her family. Slaughter wrote about her decision in an essay that got people talking, “Why Women Can’t Have It All,” and now president … [ more ]

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