Category: Job Advancement

How to Stop a Bad Boss from Impeding Your Career

If you have a difficult boss, you know what it is to feel stuck. You can always quit, of course, but leaving without a new job is risky. Most people can’t take the financial or professional hit. Or maybe you are at a great company and simply don’t want to leave.

The thing to remember in this situation: “Your career is a marathon and not a sprint,” says Mary Abbajay, president and CEO of management consultancy Careerstone Group. “Every long run has rough patches, but that’s when you grow—when you’re being challenged.” Read More

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Office Hours: What to Do When You Get a New Boss

Changes in management can be unsettling, whether they’re part of a major restructuring or due to just one person’s departure. We asked Suzanne Quigley, director of community and corporate responsibility at QVC and PA Conference for Women board member, for her advice on what to do when you get a new boss. Read More

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Transform Your Workplace with Radical Honesty | Podcast

Patty McCordClick Play below to listen. 

When Patty McCord was the chief talent officer at Netflix, she co-authored the company’s famous “culture deck,” which spelled out her vision for creating a company culture that hinges on employees behaving like, and being treated as, adults. In this 30 minute teleclass, the author of Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility will share what she has learned about radical honesty in the workplace, motivating with challenges and treating your coworkers like grown-ups. She will also provide an HR director’s take on how to address failure in an interview, disagree with your boss and even say goodbye to the best job you’ve ever had without looking back. Read More

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Office Hours: Candid Answers to Your Pressing Career Questions

Marian HeardTwo of the most accomplished executives you’ll ever meet, Marian Heard and Margaret McKenna aren’t just founts of business and management wisdom. As female trailblazers who were often the only woman in the room, they are also experts at handling workplace-culture and gender-bias issues. Over the years they’ve shared their experience and advice as mentors to women, and at the most recent Conferences, they fielded questions from attendees in breakout sessions that really got people buzzing.

Margaret McKennaWhat attendees especially appreciated were the candor as well as the humor of Heard, former president and CEO of United Way of Massachusetts Bay and CEO of United Ways of New England, and McKenna, former president of Walmart Foundation and president emeritus of Lesley University.Listen for yourself to the podcasts from Philadelphia, Austin and Boston, or read a sampling of their answers, edited for clarity and brevity, below. Afterward, please submit your burning career questions to story@conferenceforwomen.org. We’ll be publishing answers from Heard, McKenna and other women leaders in future newsletters. Read More

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The New Networking Roadmap: Building the Relationships You Need to Succeed | Podcast

J. Kelly HoeyClick Play below to listen. 

In this hyper-connected world, where everyone is posting, liking and friending fast and furiously, are you actually leveraging your connections successfully? In this 30-minute teleclass, networking expert J. Kelly Hoey will provide some of her innovative strategies for forming strong relationships—the genuine, long-lasting kind that is mutually beneficial. Master the social tools at your disposal, and never clutter your calendar with dead-end coffee dates and endless informational interviews again! Read More

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Three Simple Work Practices That Will Help You Advance

Being at the right place at the right time. You hear this a lot from successful people talking about their careers. But luck isn’t all of the story. It also doesn’t make for helpful career advice.

Enter Amy Trask, former CEO of the Oakland Raiders. It could be said that with the NFL team, she got lucky: she landed an internship in the front office the summer before her last year of law school, a job that required legal expertise opened about a year after she graduated, her boss was supportive and did what he could to help her advance within the organization.

But Trask, who is now CEO of new basketball league Big 3 and a football analyst on CBS Sports, will readily describe her actions that led to her being at each right place and time. She cold-called the Raiders and talked her way into an internship, and she worked tirelessly for the organization, happily doing anything to learn more about the business, which is why the front office remembered her a year or so later. “I would have played tackle if they’d asked me,” she says. Read More

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Free Up Your Day & Do the Work That Matters Most | Podcast

Lisa BodellClick Play below to listen. 

Drowning in meetings, emails and reports? Mundane tasks don’t have to be a fact of work life. With the help of Lisa Bodell, founder and CEO of Futurethink, you can make simplicity your operating principle and eliminate the time-sucks that put a chokehold on your day. In 30 minutes, the author of Why Simple Wins: Escape the Complexity Trap and Get to the Work That Matters, shares how to eliminate redundancies, communicate with clarity and make simplification a habit, so you can feel less overwhelmed, more empowered—and you are able to spend each day doing the things that you actually want to do. Read More

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Free Teleclass | Free Up Your Day & Do the Work That Matters Most

Lisa Bodell

Free Up Your Day & Do the Work That Matters Most
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
10:00-10:30 am

Eventbrite - Free Up Your Day & Do the Work That Matters Most (Free Teleclass with Lisa Bodell)

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Three Things Men Do in Meetings That You Should Do, Too

If you’re being passed over for promotions by people less qualified than you or not getting jobs you can’t believe you didn’t get, part of the problem could be your self-presentation. “From the way you walk into a room to the tone of your voice, there are nonverbal ways of communicating that you are or aren’t manager material,” says Ruth Sherman, CEO and celebrity speech and media coach and author of Speakrets [rhymes with secrets]: The 30 Best, Most Effective, Most Overlooked Marketing And Personal Branding Essentials. “But these aren’t natural-born talents. It’s a matter of learning and practicing performance and technique.” Read More

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Life Lessons from NFL Official #53 (the Only One Who Wears Mascara)

Sarah ThomasMany female firsts are lifetime dreams come true. But some are more a matter of chance, the happenstance of finding something you’re good at when barriers are coming down.

The latter was the case for Sarah Thomas, the first woman to be an NFL official. “I was working as a paralegal when my older brother said one day that he was going to a football officials’ meeting,” she recalls. “I thought it could be a way to give back to organized sports—I’d played basketball in college—while earning some extra cash.”

Immediately, she was enthralled. “It’s actually funny, because as an athlete, I hated the officials and they hated me,” Thomas says. “But I fell in love with studying the rulebook. It’s fascinating.” Read More

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