Written by Wendy Bowman Tuesday, May 21 2013
VitalSmarts built an entire business on the art of having difficult conversations at home and at work. The successful consulting and training company is used by more than 300 of the Fortune 500 companies around the world, from Microsoft to Facebook. Co-founder Kerry Patterson offers smart insights around the issues women tend to struggle with most – negotiating limits, giving performance feedback and not getting support from female colleagues.
Written by Sue Wasserman Tuesday, May 21 2013
Think creativity is beyond you? That you need “talent” to be creative? Innovation requires practice, says Debra Kaye, author of “Red Thread Thinking: Weaving Together Connections for Brilliant Ideas and Profitable Innovation.” She offers six ways you can develop your capacity for generating inventive ideas that can have big bottom line impact.
Written by Wendy Bowman Monday, April 29 2013
Are your internal biases keeping you out of competitive situations in which you might thrive? Or are those of your boss, your company, your family impacting your success? Harvard's Mahzarin R. Banaji has developed a test that allows you to learn your own unconscious biases.
Tuesday, April 23 2013
Chicago POW! Award honoree Taffy Jo Mayers of Zurich NA teamed up with HUB International's Julie Zimmer to advance women in the insurance industry by championing women's affinity groups. Here, they talk about how these groups can benefit women, the businesses they serve and the industry as a whole. "This is about creating momentum for leadership," says Mayers.
Written by Sue Wasserman Tuesday, April 16 2013
Is being emotional in the office the ultimate no-no? Anne Kreamer, author of “It’s Always Personal: Navigating Emotion in the New Workplace,” shares research that finds that encouraging emotion in the workplace leads to enhanced creativity and innovation, as well as lower turnover and absenteeism. Also, did you know that a woman’s tear ducts are smaller than a man’s, so a woman doesn't have the same ability to blink back tears?
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