Category Archives: Job Advancement

Networking is More (and Less) Than You Think

Sometimes, the most valuable lessons come from the most humbling moments. At least, it was one of those moments that gave FOX NFL reporter Laura Okmin one of her greatest insights in what not to do when networking. As a young reporter, and the first woman to be covering TV news in Alabama, she had gotten to know Charles Barkley, the NBA champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist. “One day, … [ more ]

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The Real Road to the C-Suite

There’s an image many of us have of who makes it to the C-Suite: Think square-jawed, 6’4″ tall, Ivy League educated, followed a linear road to success. No mistakes. Right? Well, not exactly. According to a study of 18,000 executives who were finalists for C-Suite positions, conducted by GhSMART, a New York-based executive advisory firm:  45 percent got there after surviving at least one big career blow-up. 33 percent took … [ more ]

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How to Reach Your Full Potential—with Sally Helgesen

Click Play below to listen in your browser. Do you ever feel that something is holding you back from achieving what you’re truly capable of? Chances are that it’s one of the 12 habits identified in a popular new book co-authored by renowned women’s leadership expert Sally Helgesen. Tune in to learn what they are and her 4-step process for overcoming them. Scroll down for an infographic about breaking the 12 … [ more ]

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Tired of Feeling Invisible? Here’s How to Be Seen and Rewarded

“Do you feel sometimes like there’s a person inside that’s screaming to jump out?” asks leadership expert and executive coach Charmaine McClarie. “I want you to let that person out because that person is really the truth of who you are.” But to be recognized and rewarded for who you truly are, it’s essential to use the language of leadership that makes people turn their heads and listen, says McClarie, … [ more ]

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The Mindset That Wins: Strategies of an Elite Champion Runner

If anyone knows persistence and how to stay motivated, it’s Desiree Linden, last year’s winner of the Boston Marathon in the women’s category and the first American to win in 33 years. Here’s a peek into Linden’s winning mindset. It starts with a no-regrets attitude. Linden had success as a college athlete, but she wasn’t one of those stars that everyone was watching. Still, she decided to pursue her dream … [ more ]

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What Women of All Races Need to Know about Success

Click Play below to listen in your browser. While only 1 in 5 C-suite leaders are women, only 1 in 25 are women of color. What can women of all races do to change that? In this episode, Michelle Gadsen-Williams, award-winning author and Accenture North America’s managing director and inclusion and diversity lead, shares her ideas and experiences about finding your voice, being seen, and “the bold-faced lie of having it all.”  Podcast: Play … [ more ]

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New Talk: Shawn Achor on YOUR Big Potential

Every month in 2019, we’re highlighting one top-rated 2018 Conference speaker. Meet our March Speaker of the Month: Happiness researcher and attendee favorite Shawn Achor. He’s recorded a brand-new talk just for you, available here after the premiere on March 20 at 9:00 am PDT. Check it out: Get Achor’s latest book on the power of connection at independent Austin bookseller Bookpeople. And please send your questions for Shawn in … [ more ]

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2019 Session | How Women Rise: Break the Twelve Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion or Job

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2019 conference. Even in 2019, women often face different roadblocks than men as they seek to advance in the workplace. Rising to the next level—whether that means a new job, a challenging promotion, an entrepreneurial venture, or a whole new direction—usually requires a different approach than that which got you to where you are. In fact, the very skills that … [ more ]

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2019 Session | How Women Rise: A Panel on Taking the Next Step in Your Career

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2019 conference. Whether climbing the corporate ladder or striking out on your own as an entrepreneur, the very skills and habits that made you successful early on could actually be holding you back as you advance to the next stage of your working life. We often hear the phrase, “what got you here won’t get you there,” but less frequently … [ 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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