Category Archives: Job Advancement

The Mindset That Wins: Strategies of an Elite Champion Runner

If anyone knows persistence and how to stay motivated, it’s Desiree Linden, last year’s winner of the Boston Marathon in the women’s category and the first American to win in 33 years. Here’s a peek into Linden’s winning mindset. It starts with a no-regrets attitude. Linden had success as a college athlete, but she wasn’t one of those stars that everyone was watching. Still, she decided to pursue her dream … [ more ]

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What Women of All Races Need to Know about Success

Click Play below to listen in your browser. While only 1 in 5 C-suite leaders are women, only 1 in 25 are women of color. What can women of all races do to change that? In this episode, Michelle Gadsen-Williams, award-winning author and Accenture North America’s managing director and inclusion and diversity lead, shares her ideas and experiences about finding your voice, being seen, and “the bold-faced lie of having it all.”  Podcast: Play … [ more ]

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New Talk: Shawn Achor on YOUR Big Potential

Every month in 2019, we’re highlighting one top-rated 2018 Conference speaker. Meet our March Speaker of the Month: Happiness researcher and attendee favorite Shawn Achor. He’s recorded a brand-new talk just for you, available here after the premiere on March 20 at 11 am CDT. Check it out: Get Achor’s latest book on the power of connection at independent Austin bookseller Bookpeople. And please send your questions for Shawn in … [ more ]

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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:

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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 ]

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Handling Setbacks and Building ‘Resilient Muscle’

By Patricia F. Brown, VP Underwriting Global Retail Markets, Liberty Mutual Insurance I am often asked two questions: “What has led to your success in the commercial insurance industry?” and “How have you overcome setbacks/challenges? My personal experience of growing up in the South, having parents and siblings who experienced Jim Crow and being the daughter of a Tuskegee Airmen set the foundation of who I am today. The richness … [ more ]

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Holiday Survival Tips from Simple Habit’s Founder

A Stanford B school dropout, Yunha Kim is on her second startup—and like most things that meet a real need, it’s genius. Called Simple Habit, the app is a “Spotify” for meditation, meaning it’s a platform for different experts to share their bite-size meditations and audio therapy sessions. Kim had her Eureka moment after turning to meditation apps to cope with the stress of running her first company. “I got … [ more ]

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Real Advice for Women Seeking Mentors and Allies

If your mentors all look like you, you have a mentor problem. Same goes if they all have similar backgrounds and work histories or if you have only one—or none. “Your mentors should be a diverse network,” says David Smith, an expert on gender workplace issues and co-author of Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women. “If they’re not, you’re missing out on key perspectives and information, and … [ more ]

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2018 Session | Corner Office Success: How to Accelerate your Career Trajectory

Why do some careers take off while others stall? Common wisdom says that successful people attended elite an MBA program, landed high-powered jobs right out of school, and climbed the ladder straight to the top. But the CEO Genome Project shattered these myths. This 10-year study of more than 17,000 C-suite revealed some surprising choices that set successful CEO apart. Join this session to learn the four key behaviors of … [ more ]

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2018 Session | Personal Brand Overhaul: Redefine the Way You’re Perceived at Work

Everyone has a certain reputation (or “brand”) that they’re known for in the workplace, but for most people, that brand has been created by default, rather than by intentional design. The people you work with have built up their own perceptions, opinions, and judgments about who you are, what you’re good at—and possibly even what you’re not good at. They have “branded” you in their own minds. Have you allowed … [ more ]

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