Boycott Busyness—and Find More Meaning | Podcast

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Are you overwhelmed with busyness? In a culture that prides itself on productivity, many of us rush through each day reacting to the demands of life and work. Simplicity expert Courtney Carver gets to the bottom of how feeling busy can make us act busy and offers her strategies for what to do instead. In 30 minutes, the author of Soulful Simplicity: How Living with Less Can Lead to So Much More shares how to prioritize what’s meaningful, make decisions that support those choices, and stop saying yes when your heart says no—behavioral shifts that can bring more meaning to your work, relationships and life.
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Mapping a More Diverse and Inclusive Future

Submitted by Alison D. Frey, Member, Dickinson Wright PLLC

Like most major law firms, Dickinson Wright is committed to diversity. Beyond the moral imperative for it, there is a business case for it. Studies show that organizations with high levels of diversity perform better financially and make better decisions.

Still, high levels of diversity have remained elusive in the legal industry. Dickinson Wright has been no exception to this trend.

That is, until last spring, when the firm decided to take a new approach in order to make substantial progress in its diversity efforts. Read More

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Will You Face Downward Mobility When You Retire?

Teresa GhilarducciMany of us picture retirement as a time of ease. By then, the house will be paid off and the nest should be empty. Though there won’t be a paycheck to cover our bills, maintaining our lifestyle will cost less.

The reality, however, is often reduced circumstances. “Our current retirement plans, including 401(k)s and IRAs, have failed,” says Teresa Ghilarducci, economics professor at The New School for Social Research and author of How to Retire with Enough Money and How to Know What Enough Is. “Even the top 10 percent who make more than $100,000 save less than half of what they need.” Read More

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5 Mantras for Entrepreneurs Who Want to Do Good

We all know how start-ups have been disrupting business, changing how we shop, bank, dine out, meet up and get around. From sector to sector, technology is removing inefficiencies, and as a result, our lives are more convenient and improved.

Yet one part of the start-up landscape that we don’t often hear about is the social enterprise space: for-profit companies that are using technology to help advance humankind. Read More

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2017 Session | How to Raise an Adult: Resisting the Over-Parenting Trap

Julie Lythcott-Haims’ provocative manifesto, How to Raise an Adult, drew worldwide acclaim for outlining the harms of helicopter parenting and offering her strategy for raising preteens and teens to self-sufficient young adulthood.  Come hear Julie in person talk about her philosophy as to why over-parenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to over-helping, Lythcott-Haims will share practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success. This session is relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twentysomethings—and of special value to parents of teens—or anyone interested in ensuring that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence. Read More

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2017 Session | Living with Intent: Your Guide for Moving From Action to Outcome

Mallika Chopra, the daughter of spirituality guru Deepak Chopra, has been steeped in questions of purpose, fulfillment, and enlightenment for her entire life. As she looked to answer these questions, she struggled with the challenges of guilt and finding balance and serenity as her to-list multiplied by the second. Her tipping point led her to authoring Living with Intent, which is a chronicle of her search to find more meaning, joy and balance in life. In this session, Mallika Chopra will share her personal journey – successes and failures) and provide a practical road map for how we can all move from thought to action to overcome. Attendees will leave both inspired and armed with solid tools to make positive changes for living a life of intent. Read More

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Sheryl Sandberg on Handling Disappointment at Work

Sheryl SandbergIf you’ve read only one book about professional development, chances are it’s Sheryl Sandberg’s New York Times bestseller Lean In. It got a lot of working women talking, and it turned Sandberg, Facebook’s COO, into one of America’s favorite executive role models—male or female. Last year, with the sudden death of her husband, Dave Goldberg, and her Facebook post about her grief, Sandberg grabbed our attention again and started a new national conversation about adversity.

Now she has a new book out about the topic, which she co-authored with Wharton professor Adam Grant, Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy. She says it started with her asking Grant, a friend, what, if anything, she could do to help her children and herself get through their loss. The research findings he shared with her “were incredibly valuable insights for me at the hardest time in my life,” she says. “Whether you’re facing adversity or someone you love is—or if you just want to build resilience in your everyday life—there are things you can do right now that can help.” Read More

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Podcast | Extreme You

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Led by Flywheel Sports CEO Sarah Robb O’Hagan, this session will inspire and educate you on ways to tap your full potential. In 30 minutes, Robb O’Hagan, author of Extreme You, will walk you through how to • push yourself to be more open to new experiences so you can discover where you do and don’t shine • ignite your personal drive • get out of line to leapfrog your performance • and deal with failure and pain training on your road to epic success—all so you can, as her book says, step up, stand out and kick ass at work and in life.

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Free Teleclass | Extreme You

Sarah Robb O'HaganExtreme You: Break Out of Your Comfort Zone to Be Your Best You
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
12:00-12:30pm

Eventbrite - Extreme You (Free Teleclass with Sarah Robb O'Hagan)

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Podcast | How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time

Laura Vanderkam

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Advancing in your career has tradeoffs: more work and responsibility mean less time and energy for you and your family. But are all your personal sacrifices truly necessary? Probably not, says Laura Vanderkam, author of I Know How She Does It and 168 Hours. In this 30 minute teleclass, Vanderkam will share: how successful women make the most of their time; the underlying strategies that can help you to be more productive; and an overall game plan for giving yourself more time in the day so you can love your career—and personal life, too.

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