Archive for October 2008

October 31st, 2008, 6:00 am

Passions: Fighting Talk

by Elizabeth Harrin (London) On Monday evenings I punch people. Actually, mainly it’s bags or the air, but sometimes – in a restrained and respectful way – it’s people.

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October 30th, 2008, 5:45 pm

Sustainable Success

by Zoe Cruz (New York City) Sustainability is the new buzzword in Corporate America – but what does it actually mean and why is it so important? Corporate sustainability grew out of the concept of sustainable development, which means to “meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet […]

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October 30th, 2008, 6:00 am

Scenes from the 22nd Annual Women’s Conference in California

by Sima Matthes (New York City) Corporate leaders shared the stage with big-name stars last week in Long Beach California, when approximately 14,000 women (and a few men, including California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chris Matthews, Bono and Michael J. Fox) came together for the 22nd Annual First Lady’s Conference on Women.

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October 29th, 2008, 1:52 pm

Elevator Speeches: Not Just for Elevators

Contributed by Emily A. Donahoe of An Elevator Speech is defined as a persuasive, “call-to-action” presentation that is 30-60 seconds in length and approximately 100-150 words. The origin of its name is self-evident; it can be delivered, effectively, in the span of a typical elevator ride. Elevator Speeches (also called Elevator Pitches) are all […]

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October 29th, 2008, 6:09 am

Ask-A-Recruiter: Don’t Drop the Ball During The Gaps In A Search

Contributed by Caroline Ceniza-Levine of SixFigureStart What can I do to better my chances while the employer is thinking it over? In a job search, there are many gaps: from when you submit your resume to when you interview; from the first interview to subsequent interviews; from offer to close. Don’t drop the ball, and […]

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October 28th, 2008, 1:00 pm

Networking for Introverts

by Liz O’Donnell (Boston) According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70 percent of all jobs are found through networking. Hank Blank, owner of virtual marketing agency, Hank Blank Inc., believes the benefits of networking go well beyond finding a job. “Networking increases your revenue stream, improves your social currency and makes you smarter,” […]

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October 27th, 2008, 4:02 pm

Market News Roundup: Week Ending 25th October

Contributed by Martin Mitchell of The Corporate Training Group (CTG) Most people are so busy working at their day jobs to stay on top of the masses of news that is out there. We aim to bring you a quick press digest every Monday morning so you can enjoy your weekend and ensure that you […]

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October 27th, 2008, 1:29 pm

Movers and Shakers: Insurance

by Sima Matthes (New York City) Kudos to Madelyn Lankton of Travelers Insurance (#93 on Fortune 500), who recently received the Women In Insurance Leadership Award from Insurance Networking News (INN). Ms. Lankton is the senior VP of Travelers Claim Shared Services. She was recognized for making a “significant impact” on her business according to […]

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October 27th, 2008, 6:01 am

Voice of Experience: Dianne Ledingham, Director, Bain & Company

by Pamela Weinsaft (New York City) The Glass Hammer recently spoke with Dianne Ledingham, Director in Bain’s Boston office, member of Bain’s North America Telecom, Media & Technology Practice and leader of the consulting firm’s Global Sales Effectiveness group. Ms. Ledingham has played various local and global governance roles in the firm and is currently […]

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October 24th, 2008, 1:00 pm

My Shadow Life as a Texas Hold ‘Em Player

By Sedef Onder Some of my friends would be surprised to learn that I harbor a special affection for No Limit Texas Hold ‘Em poker. Truth is, I find a lot of parallels between the game and my life as a businesswoman. The game, like any form of gambling, is inherently based on risk. In […]

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