May 2016 Newsletter

Free Teleclass | See Your Fluctuating Moods as a Strength, not a Weakness

Julie HollandSee Your Fluctuating Moods as a Strength, not a Weakness
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
10:00 – 10:30 am

Eventbrite - See Your Fluctuating Moods as a Strength, not a Weakness (Free Teleclass with Dr. Julie Holland)
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An HR Executive’s Take on Women in Silicon Valley

Tamar ElkelesHelping employees realize their full potential isn’t just the job of Quixey’s Chief People Officer Tamar Elkeles—it’s also her passion. Empowering women in their careers is just one reason why Tamar embraces the Watermark Conference for Women: “It’s an outstanding opportunity for Quixey to enable the women in our organization to network, collaborate and learn from each other,  as well as other women in the technology industry,” says Elkeles, co-author of The Chief Learning Officer: Driving Value within a Changing Organization through Learning and Development and former chief learning officer at Qualcomm, where she built an award-winning learning organization. Here are her thoughts on how to help women rise to the top. Read More

So You Want to Job Share?

Susan LovegrenBy Susan Lovegren, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Juniper Networks

Flexible work options. Choices about where, when and how to work are recurring themes in many of the “future of work” studies. While it’s been many years since I had a job share, I remember how flexibility was key to my ability to stay in the workforce and keep my sanity.

This resurfaced for me recently at Juniper Networks when we announced new maternity and paternity benefits and amplified our policies related to flexible work options, including job sharing.   Read More

Cut Your To-Do List—and Get More Done

Christine CarterAah. The gratification of crossing things off your to-do list. It makes it tempting to do a brain-dump onto paper or screen of every single thing you need to do in the foreseeable future. But you should keep your list short. “A long to-do list is actually counterproductive,” says Christine Carter, Ph.D., author of The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Work and Home. “It causes a time scarcity mentality—you’ll never be able to finish everything—that can freeze out the part of your brain that you need most to work efficiently.” Read More

Annabelle Gurwitch on Setbacks, Bouncing Back and the Business Cards She Can’t Hand Out

Annabelle GurwitchIn Hollywood, true grit isn’t only the name of a John Wayne movie. It’s also a job requirement. So when Annabelle Gurwitch auditioned to play a mother in a commercial and ended up being cast as a crone in the Middle Ages, she took it in stride. Read More

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