‘Managing Change’ Category

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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March 25th, 2014, 6:00 am

The Case for Women Intrapreneurs

By Robin Madell While we read plenty about women leaving corporate jobs for entrepreneurial ventures, much less discussed is the option of female intrapreneurship. Being an intrapreneur simply means acting like an entrepreneur in terms of risk-taking and innovation while working within a large corporation. The potential pros of entrepreneurship are often touted and well-known: [...]

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March 21st, 2014, 6:00 am

Australia is Pushing for ‘Waves of Change’ for Women in Senior Roles

By Nicole V. Rohr In November 2013, the Business Council of Australia (BCA) published the report Increasing the Number of Women in Senior Executive Positions: Improving Recruitment, Selection and Retention Practices, based on its July 2013 launch of the Action Plan for Enduring Prosperity. The report highlighted ambitious efforts to increase women in senior roles [...]

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March 20th, 2014, 11:00 am

The Outlook for High Potential Women in India and the 3 Approaches to Improve It

By Kayla Turo Another demonstration of gender inequality is exposed in India, research from Catalyst shows in their latest report, High Potentials Under High Pressure in India’s Technology Sector. In general, even the most capable, post-MBA Indian women fall short of men in terms of pay and position in most of the country’s industries. At [...]

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March 20th, 2014, 6:00 am

Don’t Freak Out: Why Upheaval Can Be a Good Thing

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Innovative. Resilient. Entrepreneurial. Solutions-oriented. These are the 21st century career buzzwords that populate the average corporate performance review or resume. They speak to the expectations of today’s volatile economy. Today’s professionals are expected to take whatever upheaval the market throws their way, and not only deal with it, [...]

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