Archive for June 2012

June 29th, 2012, 6:00 am

Powerful Women on Paying It Forward

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Wednesday marked the Council of Urban Professionals’ fourth annual Women’s Leadership Forum, “Women & Wealth: Ambition, Risk, Success,” held at Morgan Stanley‘s New York City headquarters. CUP Executive Director Chloe Drew opened the event with a message of what the event would celebrate: “Women as drivers of revenue, [...]

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June 28th, 2012, 1:00 pm

Work Life Balance in the View of an Executive Recruiter – and a Therapist

By Joshua M. Patton (Pittsburgh, PA) Like true love, clean energy, and world peace, the notion of a perfect balance between work and life is a wonderful idea, but one that seems elusive and impractical. As Michelle Clayman, Founder, Managing Partner, and Chief Investment Officer of New Amsterdam Partners once told The Glass Hammer, “The [...]

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June 28th, 2012, 6:00 am

LGBT: Progress and Problems in the Workplace, Part 2

By Robin Madell (San Francisco) As part of The Glass Hammer’s coverage of Pride Month, we continue with Part 2 of a special series on obstacles that LGBT employees still face in the workplace. In this series, we consulted with diversity experts and human resources professionals who weighed in on issues that LGBT professionals identify [...]

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June 27th, 2012, 1:00 pm

Why We Need Women in Business Leadership – Now!

Contributed by John Keyser, Founder and Principal of Common Sense Leadership I ask you to read this article thoughtfully. As an executive in business for over forty years, I feel very strongly that now is the critical time for men in leadership positions to recognize that the male dominated company leadership deprives organizational cultures of [...]

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June 27th, 2012, 5:00 am

Leading Your Team as a Straight Ally

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “A lot of times, people don’t necessarily want advice, they just want someone to talk to,” explained Nini Mishra, manager in Accenture’s change management practice and an active member of its LGBT allies program. Mishra is an enthusiastic LGBT ally (also known as “straight ally”) at the company. [...]

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June 26th, 2012, 5:00 am

Voice of Experience: Claire Warnes, Partner, KPMG

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) According to Claire Warnes, Partner in KPMG’s Risk Consulting practice, one of the best parts of working in consultancy is that there are lots of moments which make you feel proud. “There’s not one occasion, but many. That’s why I like working for a consultancy with so many [...]

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June 25th, 2012, 6:00 am

LGBT: Progress and Problems in the Workplace, Part 1

By Robin Madell (San Francisco) In light of the growing emphasis on how much progress has been made for LGBT professionals via diversity programs (particularly in the financial industry), and the better general acceptance of gay and lesbian individuals in the workplace, it’s easy to grow complacent about the need for continued progress. Therefore, as [...]

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June 22nd, 2012, 6:00 am

How Self-Compassion Makes You A Better Leader

Contributed by CEO Coach Henna Inam Here’s a scenario. You have a friend. Every time your friend makes a mistake, you point it out to her. You berate her for making that mistake. “I can’t believe you did that again! What a moron!” Then if she wants to try something new, you say to her, “Well, [...]

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June 21st, 2012, 1:00 pm

Gender Metrics: The Solution to Macho Attitudes that Won’t Change

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) A new study shows that one workforce subgroup isn’t likely to add their support to women’s leadership equality anytime soon. According to researchers at UNC Chapel Hill, NYU, and the University of Utah, men whose wives don’t work outside the home are less likely to treat women with [...]

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June 21st, 2012, 6:00 am

Movers and Shakers: Sue Allon, CEO and Founder, Allonhill

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) According to Sue Allon, CEO and Founder of Allonhill, a mortgage due diligence and credit risk management firm, one of the most important things people can do when they are building their own companies is speak up, and showcase their thought leadership. “When Allonhill was founded in 2008, [...]

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