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Networking is a leadership skill that combines meeting new people and supporting existing relationships. It’s also about how to reach out to people in your network to get the help you need.  Growing your network is more than just collecting contact information. It’s important to actually get to know your new connections. An effective approach is to ask questions, share things about yourself, and look for ways to offer...
As leaders consider which skills to focus on developing in 2024, change management and emotional intelligence might top the list. Even as leaders are called on to craft strategy around the use of artificial intelligence, the harder problems involve steering teams through all of the changes AI continues to bring. If you’re one of those leaders, you’ll need to not only retain but also inspire your best people in 2024. READ MORE...
The tech industry is becoming increasingly diverse, and Hispanic leaders are playing a major role in shaping its future. But as with women and Black tech workers, there is a significant amount of progress to be made. Hispanic and Latino tech workers make up a small percentage of the technology workforce. Only 8% of tech workers are Hispanic or Latino, according to a 2021 Pew Research Center study. The percentage is even smaller for women,...
Signs of low confidence at work include downplaying your achievements, perfectionism, negative self-talk, and a fear of making mistakes. It can also include overachieving, and taking on more than you can really handle. Does it seem like everyone around you is smarter, faster and more out-going? Do you feel like you’re working under a dark cloud? You’re not alone. A recent survey by Moneypenny, a global phone answering...
There are many positions that can be deeply rewarding, but every so often, a workplace becomes a toxic work environment. It could be caused by a bad manager, a new coworker, or a new company that seems just not to care about its employees. A toxic work environment can drastically reduce productivity, affect employees’ mental health, and actually cause physical health issues. READ MORE AT PHARMACY TIMES
Being a good manager is about more than just being proficient in your field — in fact, it's a distinct skill that requires its own cultivation. The foundation of effective management lies in radical honesty — a perfect balance between high empathy and high directness. This means being forthright and transparent in your communication while empathizing with your team members' feelings and perspectives. READ MORE...
People want to know they matter, and that they’re spending their time doing work that makes a difference. That’s true regardless of the type of job they hold. Workers are rethinking their work-life integration and seeking jobs where they feel they can make a positive impact. Fortunately, there are concrete things organizations and leaders can do to create a culture where every worker matters. READ MORE AT AMERICAN...
It's no shock that workers want growth opportunities within their companies. What's disappointing is that the majority of workers are dissatisfied by the efforts their employers have made to provide clarity around career paths and opportunities. Only 17% say their job gives room for advancement and only 23% report they have opportunities to move into a new career/role within their company. READ MORE AT INSIDER
Employees want jobs with the opportunity for advancement. Companies can start by helping employees find and prepare for new internal opportunities and offering feedback and coaching.  Executives overlook internal promotions at their peril. In a Pew Research survey, 63% of respondents who left jobs in 2021 cited a lack of advancement opportunities as a reason. And a 2022 McKinsey study noted that a lack of career development and...
Many business owners and professionals I know claim they are too busy in their jobs and not interested in taking part in any networking events. They don't realize that success in business and their career is dependent on the right relationships as well as hard work. In addition, relationships found through networking can make your life a lot more satisfying as well as more productive. READ MORE AT INC
The truth—and the good news—is you already have a personal brand. The bad news is also that you already have a personal brand, and if not mindfully created, it might not be the personal brand you wish it were.  Everyone has a personal brand; it is your reputation, your words, your energy, your customer service, and the things people say about you when you enter or leave a room. The question you should be asking is: How...
For better or worse, in today’s world everyone is a brand. Whether you’re applying for a job, asking for a promotion, or writing a dating profile, your success will depend on getting others to recognize your value. So you need to get comfortable marketing yourself. A strong, well-managed personal brand benefits you in several ways. It enhances your visibility, particularly among those who matter to you and to the things you...