‘Managing Change’ Category

October 14th, 2014, 6:00 am

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

By Robin Madell One of the toughest career decisions you’ll ever make is choosing whether to stay with your current company, or pursue a new opportunity with another organization. While on some level it’s important to “go with your gut,” you don’t want to hinge your future job direction entirely on intuition.

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October 7th, 2014, 6:00 am

Making the Grade in Women Entrepreneurship: Gender-GEDI Shows Countries How

By Michele Drayton As the fall season begins, it’s a good time to check the progress of how countries are faring in removing the hurdles that hamper women entrepreneurs from reaching their full potential. Look no further than the 2014 Gender-Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index (Gender-GEDI) funded by Dell. This one-of-a kind global study identified [...]

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September 26th, 2014, 6:00 am

Non-Compete Clauses – How to Loosen the Shackles

By Nneka Orji “Putting you in handcuffs”; so reads the Forbes 2010 article title about non-compete clauses in employment contracts. This negative portrayal of non-competes is not unique. A Harvard Business Review blog titled “Non-compete clauses punish the wrong party” is just as damning, and a recent poll by the Boston Globe has shown that [...]

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September 23rd, 2014, 6:00 am

It’s Not You – It’s Them: What To Do When You Feel Undervalued at Work

By Cathie Ericson The boss doesn’t appreciate what I do. I am not getting paid enough. I am twice as smart as John, and he is getting better assignments. Any of these thoughts ever go through your head? Undoubtedly, because according to the American Psychological Association, almost half of employees feel undervalued at work.

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August 7th, 2014, 6:00 am

Choosing Leaders for the Wrong Reasons

By Nicholas Pummer One of the most important decisions that any organization makes is who to name manager. However, according to a recent report by Gallup, companies are alarmingly bad at identifying managerial talent. According to the results published in the Gallup Business Journal, companies select the wrong candidate a staggering 82% of the time. [...]

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July 29th, 2014, 6:00 am

Leading People Through a Crisis

By, Jessica Titlebaum Captain Chelsea “Sully” Sullenberger spoke at the Options Industry Conference this year in Austin, Texas. As the keynote speaker, he talked about emergency landing US Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River and keeping safe all 255 aboard. One of the things he said about handling the crisis was that, “You can [...]

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June 27th, 2014, 6:00 am

Women CEO’s More Likely to Get Sacked? Thoughts Behind the Numbers.

By Beth Senko The recent announcement that Jill Abramson, The New York Times’s first female Executive Editor, was dismissed for “an issue with management in the newsroom” has reignited the discussion about issues faced by women at the helm. The problem for women isn’t merely getting the top job; the problem is keeping the top [...]

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June 20th, 2014, 6:00 am

Career Breaks: the good, the bad and the ugly

By Nneka Orji Do you dream of hitting the pause button on your career? You don’t necessarily want to hit stop but you want just enough time to pause and reflect without the day-to-day pressures of a demanding career. But how many of us are willing to take a career break and at what cost? [...]

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April 30th, 2014, 6:00 am

Stretch Roles: Why They Benefit Your Career and Why Women Aren’t Taking Them.

By Kayla Turo Research from Catalyst suggests that on-the-job experiences account for 70 percent of the most valuable career development tools for employees, compared to networking and mentoring (20 percent) and formal programs (10 percent. These on-the-job experiences include stretch assignments, or challenging projects in which an employee must develop new skills and improve their [...]

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April 18th, 2014, 6:00 am

Women at Work, Men at Home: The Increasingly Common Arrangement Raising Eyebrows

By Terry Selucky “What does your husband do?” This question may conjure the image of a group of lunching ladies, dressed in pastels, and discussing the office work of their breadwinning husbands. The assumption that the husband is the breadwinner is a common one, and it is steeped in deeply gendered stereotypes about men and [...]

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