Category: Job Advancement

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

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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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Office Politics: When Bosses Behave Badly

Power may not always corrupt, but it sure can bring out the egomaniac in some managers. That’s what industrial and organizational psychologist Amy Cooper Hakim found while doing research to update her book (which was originally written by her grandmother), Working with Difficult People: Handling the Ten Types of Problem People Without Losing Your Mind.

Of the 10 kinds of bad bosses you might encounter (yes, there are that many!), she says that narcissists are quite common. “Someone who is cold-blooded and ego-driven as a boss was probably like that as a subordinate, but it didn’t affect her manager, or for that matter, her colleagues, the way it now affects her direct reports,” Hakim explains. “When used for good, power can achieve great things. But when used improperly by a narcissist, it leads to bullying, which spirals downward and hurts productivity and morale.” Read More

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Use Social Media to Raise Your Value at Work

Jennefer WitterYou have your reasons if you don’t post on social media for work. Maybe you’re too busy. Or you wouldn’t know which platform to use—or what to post. Perhaps no one in your industry who is important is following you. Or you’re a private person and you want to keep it that way.

Whatever your rationale, personal branding expert Jennefer Witter wants you to know that you’re missing out on a key opportunity to advance your career. “Using social media can help you elevate your reputation and the visibility of your organization, which makes you valuable if your brand aligns with your company’s values,” says Witter, CEO and founder of The Boreland Group Inc. and author of The Little Book of Big PR: 100+ Quick Tips to Get Your Small Business Noticed. Read More

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Stand Out as Manager Material

Grace KilleleaPop quiz: What separates the smart and hardworking from the smart and hardworking in leadership roles?

Answer: Executive presence, which entails exuding confidence, more so for women than for men, the Center for Talent Innovation has found.

Of course, the lack of executive presence, and so confidence, perceived or otherwise, isn’t the only reason there are so few women at the C-level of corporations. “Company policies and practices and gender bias are all contributing factors, too,” says Grace Killelea, founder and CEO of the GKC Group and author of The Confidence Effect: Every Woman’s Guide to the Attitude That Attracts Success. “But the confidence gap is real and it is keeping women back.” Read More

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How Women Can Get Ahead in Technology

What’s really holding women back in technology? You may have read about the “pipeline problem”—girls don’t study science, technology, engineering or math in equal numbers to boys—but that’s a red herring, says Gina Helfrich, founder and organizer of Feminist Hack ATX.

“The biggest obstacle, in my opinion, is poor retention numbers,” Helfrich says. “Research shows that more than half of women in technology leave the field by mid-career.” Read More

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Trailblazers: Pushing the Envelope and Leading Change

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This session will feature innovative women who are pushing the boundaries today and having success. Sharing their personal stories, attendees will learn how to:

– Establish a climate that embraces smart risk and invites sustainable growth;
– Identify and eliminate barriers to progressive thinking; and
– Gain confidence to push the limits.

With a blend of inspiration and practical tools, attendees will be armed to start a revolution that awakens the ability for yourself and others to grow and push the boundaries to challenge convention and achieve success.

Thought Leader:  

Dr. Kellie McElhaney, executive director, Center for Gender Equality and Leadership, adjunct professor, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, and author, Just Good Business

Panelists:

Shivani Siroya, founder and CEO, Tala (formerly InVenture) and 2016 Senior TED Fellow
Lisa Stone, co-founder and former CEO, BlogHer Inc.
Kitty Yale, vice president, clinical operations, Gilead Sciences Inc.

Emcee:

Erna Arnesen, board member, Watermark

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Harness Resilience to Catapult Your Career

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Today’s professionals face more stresses and strains than ever before – financial crisis, professional inequities and even global challenges. What if you could embrace life’s challenges, using them to catapult yourself forward? Join global leadership and Transformative Resilience expert, Ama Marston as she presents key characteristics and tools to enable you to cultivate your ability to adapt, continually learn and establish a healthy relationship with key stressors. Read More

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Connectional Intelligence: Today’s Secret to Getting Things Done

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In today’s hyper-competitive world, smarts, passion and luck aren’t enough. Strategist Erica Dhawan argues that the game changer is a thoroughly modern skill called Connectional Intelligence (CxQ). Virtually anyone can maximize his or her potential, and achieve breakthrough performance, by developing this crucial ability. In this session Erica will share with you how to use Connectional Intelligence to enlist supporters, accelerate innovation, develop strategies, and sustain solutions to big problems. Read More

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