Category Archives: Success & Leadership

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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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 | Pioneering Equity & Diversity in Your Organization

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2019 conference. Are you waiting for diversity gaps to be addressed in your organization? It’s time to create the changes you want to see. Each of us, regardless of positional power, has a role to play in affecting organizational change. Join this conversation for a fresh perspective on driving diversity, including practical strategies to tackle structural bias individually and organizationally. … [ 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 | 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 | 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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Cut the Complexity—and Do More Valuable Work

Meetings, overflowing email inboxes, procedures and policies are all adding complexity to our jobs, hurting our productivity and, most importantly, blocking us from doing the work that has meaning to us. “Typically, we’re not [even] doing our best thinking at work because we’re so busy doing stuff,” says Lisa Bodell, founder and CEO of futurethink and author of Why Simple Wins. Here are five ways Bodell suggests simplifying work:

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Meet Shawn Achor, Happiness Researcher

Click Play below to listen in your browser. How does the science of happiness work? What’s the connection between happiness and success? And how do you test hypotheses about happiness in the real world, outside of the lab? CFW friend Shawn Achor sat down with us to explain the whys and hows of happiness research—and why his findings are important for your life. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: … [ 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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Podcast | New Research Insights into High-Performing Teams

Click Play below to listen.  Whether you lead a team or just want to understand yours better, this podcast is for you. In 30 minutes, Dr. Lauren D’Innocenzo, assistant professor of organizational behavior at Drexel LeBow College of Business, shares: • What recent research has uncovered about what makes teams highly effective • Two simple questions to determine if your team is working at its highest potential • Group activities … [ more ]

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