Category: Communication Skills

ENCORE: The Myth of the Nice Girl | 2020 Session

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Even in 2020, we continue to grapple with a double-edged sword around women’s “niceness” in the business world. If women are nice, they are seen as weak and ineffective. But if they are tough, they are labeled some other things. This is the perfect session for those trying to navigate complex relationships at work while staying kind and respectful of others. Explore how women can reclaim “nice” and sidestep regressive stereotypes about what a strong leader looks like. Sharing her time-tested strategies, Fran Hauser will prove that women don’t have to sacrifice their values or hide their authentic personalities to be successful. Join her to explore how to balance being empathetic and decisive; ask for what you want; and lead with kindness, empathy, and strength.

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The Power of Story: Rewriting Your Life | 2020 Session

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Are you writing your own story or living a life that has been written for you? Rising political media star Erica Williams Simon realized at twenty-seven that she was on a “treadmill to nowhere” and set off to build a bold new life for herself. In this session, she shares her personal story and her blueprint for seeking a new way to live by rewriting your personal narrative. Join this session to learn how to challenge the stories you’ve been told about fear, work, money, identify, faith, and love; and to become the protagonist of your own authentic, empowered, and ultimately world-changing story. 

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Talking About My Generation: Communicating in an Age-Diverse Workplace | 2020 Session

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Have you ever been frustrated after a conversation with a coworker, with your boss, or with someone who reports to you from another generation? Join this hands-on workshop to expand your interpersonal toolkit and learn essential generational-specific communication tips. Building off her research on managing and communicating effectively across diverse teams, Dr. Candace Steele Flippin a communications expert and a leading researcher on generations in the workforce, shares in-depth insights that will improve your ability to connect with and understand Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z.

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The Myth of the Nice Girl | 2020 Session

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Even in 2020, we continue to grapple with a double-edged sword around women’s “niceness” in the business world. If women are nice, they are seen as weak and ineffective. But if they are tough, they are labeled some other things. This is the perfect session for those trying to navigate complex relationships at work while staying kind and respectful of others. Explore how women can reclaim “nice” and sidestep regressive stereotypes about what a strong leader looks like. Sharing her time-tested strategies, Fran Hauser will prove that women don’t have to sacrifice their values or hide their authentic personalities to be successful. Join her to explore how to balance being empathetic and decisive; ask for what you want; and lead with kindness, empathy, and strength.

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Feedback (and Other Dirty Words) | 2020 Session

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Feedback: the mere mention of the word can make blood pressure rise. But when it’s done right, giving feedback is the most effective means of improving communication and performance, and receiving feedback provides valuable opportunities to learn and grow. This session will help take the sting out of feedback and reclaim it as a motivating, empowering experience for you and your team. Author M. Tamra Chandler explains how feedback got such a bad rap and how to recognize and minimize the negative physical and emotional responses that can erode trust and shut down communication. Then a panel of accomplished managers offers their tips for giving and receiving more effective, focused, and fair feedback. 

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Language Is Leadership: The Hidden Power of What You Say (And What You Don’t) | 2020 Session

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An effective leader used to be considered someone who had all the answers and issued clear orders so his or her team could execute a winning plan. And, this model still permeates many workplaces, where leaders speak first in meetings and everyone else (mostly) falls into line. The result is conformity, compliance, and less innovation, countering our best efforts to diversify our teams. It’s time to ditch command-and-control leadership and embrace language that expresses intent, curiosity, and a commitment to action. Former U.S. Navy Captain David Marquet illustrates how powerful the right words can be in doing this. He outlines specific shifts in day-to-day communication and meeting structure that can build a climate of collaborative experimentation, encouraging people to speak up when they notice problems and work together to identify and test solutions. 

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We’re All in This Together: How to Lead and Succeed in a Multigenerational Workplace | 2020 Session

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With five generations now in the workforce, individuals and organizations must embrace the reality of age diverse teams. To lead and succeed in business today requires an understanding of how to communicate effectively across differences and tackle situations that may arise when diverse styles clash. Candace Steele Flippin, a leading expert on generations in the workforce, opens this session with her research and strategies for how to thrive in a multigenerational workplace. She will then lead a conversation with diverse leaders on how they approach intergenerational teamwork.

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Proven Success Principles that Will Help You Move Forward in Your Career

Charmaine McClarie
 
What do Fortune 500 CEOs do that makes them successful? Top-rated Conferences for Women speaker Charmaine McClarie asked them, then helpfully distilled their answers into six “Success Principles.”
 

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How to Manage Your Boss

Mary Abbajay“Look at who your boss is; understand how they operate—don’t judge; understand how you operate; and then assess the gap.”
—Mary Abbajay, organizational and leadership development expert and author, Managing Up

Most leadership books focus on how to manage the people who report to you. But equally important is how you manage your boss. (And we all have a boss—even CEOs of public companies have to report to a board.) In the latest episode of Women Amplified, Mary Abbajay discusses how to work with a wide range of challenging bosses—and make almost any relationship better.

 

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To Be a Great Boss, Focus on These Three Qualities

Fran Hauser

If you’ve ever been told you won’t be able to get ahead if you’re too nice, Fran Hauser, author of The Myth of the Nice Girl, has news for you.

You don’t have to choose between kindness and strength. You only have to focus on how you communicate—which is more important today than ever. Read More

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