Category Archives: Communication Skills

2019 Session | The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2019 conference. To advance their careers, many introverts think they must subvert their natural tendencies and change who they are. But you don’t have to pretend to be an extrovert to rise to the top. By recognizing the value in listening, carefully preparing, and making others feel valued, introverts can build on their quiet strength and make it a source … [ more ]

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2019 Session | Radical Candor: Better Relationships at Work

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2019 conference. The relationships you have with your team are at the center of being a great leader. In her best-selling book Radical Candor, author Kim Scott outlined a new framework for being an amazing boss and colleague that centers on challenging directly while showing that you care personally. In this workshop, learn how to better fulfill your core responsibilities as … [ more ]

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2019 Session | Mind the Gap: Negotiation & Getting Paid

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2019 conference. Are you negotiating to the best of your ability? No matter what industry you are in, knowing how to negotiate is an essential skill for communicating your value and advancing your career. Whether you are negotiating on behalf of yourself or others, this session will cover how to prepare for a negotiation, present yourself effectively, and respond to … [ more ]

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2019 Session | Leading with Empathy: How to Be the Boss Without Losing Your Humanity

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2019 conference. As a leader, your role is to guide your team to achieve results. But in the pursuit of excellence, many undervalue the impact and importance of empathy. In this conversation, learn how bringing your humanity to work can have a significant impact on your career, your team, and even diversity and inclusion in our workplaces. Executive leaders will … [ more ]

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2019 Session | Managing Up: Achieve Success in the Workplace with Any Type of Boss

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2019 conference. Managing up is one of the most valuable soft skills you can develop in your career. It’s about building a relationship that fosters more communication, collaboration, and understanding between people at different levels of power, perspectives, and skills. Mastering these skills will help you build your reputation for effectiveness and grow a successful career. Leadership consultant Mary Abbajay … [ more ]

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2019 Session | Influence: Leadership That Changes Minds

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2019 conference. The ability to influence others is a fundamental leadership skill. But how skilled are we at this role? It turns out that many of our instincts―from relying on facts and figures to shape opinions, to insisting others are wrong or attempting to exert control―are ineffective because they are incompatible with how the human mind operates. Neurologist Tari Sharot … [ more ]

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2019 Session | How to Be Heard: Effective Communication for Career Advancement

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2019 conference. Effective communication is more than just words and phrases. It’s a projection of your competence and even your potential as a leader. Great communicators can voice their vision confidently, move plans and projects forward, and present their ideas across all levels of an organization. Join this workshop for actionable steps to develop your own communication style. Learn about … [ more ]

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2019 Session | Building Trust & Navigating the Workplace After #MeToo

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2019 conference. The #MeToo movement has led us to a watershed moment. Cultural norms and workplace policies are evolving. And new questions and realities are starting to surface. A recent study by LeanIn.Org and SurveyMonkey showed that twice as many male managers now feel uncomfortable working alone with, socializing with, and mentoring women. This is a pivotal moment for gender … [ more ]

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Don’t Miss Out on Good Ideas: 4 Tips for Open Communication

By Laura Izurieta, Chief Risk Officer, Silicon Valley Bank Here’s a thought: When we talk about inclusion and diversity in the workplace, shouldn’t we also talk about diversity in communication styles? I’m a vocal supporter of diversity in terms of surrounding myself with people of different  backgrounds and with varied experiences and demographics. But sometimes the inclusion part gets undervalued. What good is having a diverse team if you don’t … [ more ]

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Real Advice for Women Seeking Mentors and Allies

If your mentors all look like you, you have a mentor problem. Same goes if they all have similar backgrounds and work histories or if you have only one—or none. “Your mentors should be a diverse network,” says David Smith, an expert on gender workplace issues and co-author of Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women. “If they’re not, you’re missing out on key perspectives and information, and … [ more ]

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