March 2019 Newsletter

Your Month, Your Career: A Perfect Time to Accelerate Your Growth

By Adrienne Gonzalez, Senior Counsel, Bristol-Myers Squibb In honor of Women’s History Month, I would offer this piece of advice to women who want to advance their careers: get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Here’s why: I started my career working in a law firm, representing pharmaceutical companies in product liability cases. During that time, I focused on becoming an expert, because our clients expected us to have all of the … [ more ]

3 Facts About Ambition That Will Help You Succeed

When careers don’t go as planned, what went wrong—and how do people adjust? Seeking to find answers that would help them navigate their own paths, Hana Schank and Elizabeth Wallace interviewed all of their sorority sisters who graduated with them from Northwestern University in 1993. What they learned was “life-changing,” Schank says, because it gave validity to their choices, and she saw “I wasn’t just flailing here and there.” But … [ more ]

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: