November 2017 Newsletter

Harnessing the Power of Your Network

By Melanie Foley, Executive Vice President, Talent and Enterprise Services, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Going it alone is incredibly overrated. And yet as a society we cling to this romanticized image of fiercely independent individuals forging ahead on their own. What drives that? Why is it—when each of us has access to our own network of friends, family and colleagues—that we consider it weak to ask any of them for help? This is a mindset that needs to stop. Let me share with you how I overcame the go-it-alone syndrome and built my career on harnessing the power of my network.

It starts with my mother. A single woman raising two kids in the Boston projects, my mother was never afraid to ask for help. I saw firsthand how she asked family members to pitch in so that she could pursue her nursing degree at night in order to make a better life for us. She even tapped me for help—asking for my tooth-fairy money to buy groceries when funds were low. Her successful use of her network and her matter-of-fact approach to asking for help has defined and informed my entire career. Read More

Diversification: It’s More Than a Portfolio Strategy

By Mary Stork, President, Financial Planning and Advice, USAA

Just as diversifying a financial portfolio makes it stronger, building and promoting a culture of diversity and inclusion make an organization stronger and benefit all involved. I believe that wholeheartedly, not only because I’m a financial planner at heart, but because I’ve seen the value and power that diversity and inclusion bring both in my personal and professional life.

Many times when we talk about diversity, we tend to focus on a person’s outward appearance—race, gender. But even more important in terms of diversity are each person’s unique perspective, experiences, expertise and skills. Diversity is about people. Inclusive organizations focus on the unique differences of their people and encourage collaboration to unlock creativity, innovation and potential. Some of the most successful businesses apply this mindset to deliver the best possible service to their customers, better grow their portfolio, and develop talent. Read More

Free Teleclass | Minimize Stress and Maximize Your Wallet this Holiday Season

Minimize Stress and Maximize Your Wallet this Holiday Season
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
12:00-12:30 pm

Eventbrite - Minimize Stress and Maximize Your Wallet this Holiday Season (Free Teleclass with Tiffany Aliche)

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