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When I was 25, during my annual review my (male) boss confirmed lots of positive things, such as how I exceeded my $26 million goal in sales. But he ended the meeting with his one big negative: “You need to smile more.” I was stunned. He explained that all the senior executives perceived my lack of smiling negatively.
Admittedly, I was rather intense and competitive early in my career, but apparently this smiling thing could derail my next promotion. At the time I didn’t realize that as a professional woman I was facing a classic double-bind dilemm [...]
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Do you believe that sustainability is important for your company, but that it’s “someone else’s problem”? You aren’t alone: While most organizations talk the talk of sustainability — doing things such as integrating environmental and societal concerns into their business models — very few walk the walk. Unsurprisingly, carbon emissions by the world’s largest companies are increasing, and only one-third of the 600 largest companies in the U.S. have any systematic sustainability oversight at t [...]
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We all want to be fearless public speakers. We dream of confidently striding onto the stage to give a speech or presentation, breaking the ice with the perfect joke, captivating the audience with compelling stories, handling the most difficult questions with ease, and exiting to cheers and applause.
But the reality is usually less than perfect. Often, our fears take over and we imagine ourselves stumbling on the stairs, forgetting our lines, drawing a blank, or losing the audience. It’s easy to interpret these fears as a warning that so [...]
If you are passionate for pursuing a career in song writing or if you are a singing enthusiast, then Loren Israel is the supervisor you need to enlighten your path in this way. Loren Israel is a helping hand for all those who are desirous about gaining the level of hit song writings and for also those who are looking forward to start their own gig. Once Loren Israel will recognize the passion in you, he will himself nurture and evolve your song writing talent.
Loren Israel is a well known name in music industry and if you are a newbie in this industry seeking for the guidance that can lead yo [...]
Last month we launched our very first ProBlogger course. After a whirlwind few weeks (months, actually ), I thought I’d take the opportunity to share a bit of what happened behind the scenes while creating the Ultimate Guide to Start a Blog course.
Why have we only started offering courses this year?
To say it’s been a long time coming is a bit of an understatement. We’re constantly asked why we don’t offer courses, as it seems like the most obvious thing we should be doing. Our focus has always been on offering great value that’s easily accessible, whether it’s our free bl [...]
Japan, one of the world’s richest business markets, once had a reputation as a difficult business environment for some foreign companies. So why have many of the world’s best-known life science companies successfully expanded into Japan in recent years?
From Finland to Israel, from Australia to Portugal, from the U.S. to the U.K, small and large corporations have realized that Japan’s aging society represents opportunities in health sciences, while the country has loosened several key policies, regulations, and laws to open the door for foreign investment. Today, in [...]
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Reentering the workforce after taking a leave of absence can be difficult, but is it harder for workers who lost their jobs and have been unemployed or workers who took time away to care for children? My research shows it’s the latter who have it worse.
In a recent research study, I found that many employers are biased against job applicants who have temporarily stayed at home with their children, even preferring laid-off applicants who have been out of work for the same amount of time.
This study builds on existing research into the challenges unemployed [...]
When Joe Whittinghill came into his role as general manager for talent, learning, and insight at Microsoft, the tech giant’s leadership model was characteristically thorough. There were eight competencies leaders needed to succeed, 10 behaviors that marked inclusive diversity, five things employees had to do in order to flourish, and over 100 skills you needed to train on, depending on your profession. These components “were not memorable,” Whittinghill said. “They were exhaustive.”
As part of Microsoft’s cultural refresh, Whittinghill [...]
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I spend much of my time with senior executives from organizations in, shall we say, not the most glamorous fields: community banks, electrical distributors, heartland manufacturers, and, perhaps least glamorous of all, insurance companies. These executives are rightly proud of what their organizations do, and they can get people like me excited about their plans for growth and change. But they have one huge problem that literally keeps them up at night: Young people find their companies dull and don’t have much enthusiasm for a career in the [...]
For those who are interested in working with children, there are plenty of child care jobs near Naperville. There certainly isn’t a shortage of these types of jobs, but for anyone who prefers a rewarding career, not just a ‘job,’ what should they look for?
The Reggio Emilia approach to learning is a great asset.
Finding a preschool that utilizes this innovative, child centered approach to learning would be a great start. That’s because this is one of the most effective learning models developed. Instead of organizing children in neat, orderly rows and having them listen to lectures, [...]
Playing sports helps an individual stay fit, active and healthy. Playing sports is beneficial to groom the children and inculcate the much needed skills in them through teaching tactics to play a sport. Whether it is football or soccer it is up to the interest of the child. If children are able to develop skills at an early age they are sure to take them forward and reap its benefits in the long-run. Thus, it is important to provide your child with the right platform for such grooming and learning. First Kick Academy is the best in offering such amazing sessions and training to the children wh [...]
Good songs and music can be taught and improved through focus and dedication and can lead to success of a lot of bands and artists. Loren Israel has good ears for upcoming talents and therefore, he works for big firms like Virgin Records, Warner Bros. Records, etc. He has been responsible for identifying and guiding various artists in genres like Rock, Alternative Rock, Punk, etc.
The artist was inclined towards music since his younger years and used to put up several concerts even during college as he was unable to stay away from music. Loren was recruited as an intern at Capitol Records fro [...]