Yes, You Can Become a Natural at Public Speaking

Patty Chang Anker sqSeeing Patty Chang Anker speak at the Conference for Women, you would never guess that she still occasionally gets performance anxiety. “There have been times when I was in the bathroom before going on stage and felt like I didn’t want to come out,” says Anker, laughing. “Woolly mouth? Pounding heart? Dizziness? I’ve had them all.” Read More

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Podcast | Be Noticed as a Real Leader

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Leadership isn’t about a job title—it’s about action, commitment and will. In this 30-minute teleclass, Courtney Lynch, a founding partner of Lead Star and co-author of Leading from the Front, discusses the seven key behaviors that effective managers embrace. Listen for the encouragement and motivation you need to step up and stand out—and be tapped for bigger roles with the responsibility you crave.

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Podcast | Harness the Power of Your Relationships

Erica DhawanClick Play below to listen.

To be effective today, you need something that leadership strategist Erica Dhawan calls “connectional intelligence.” In 30 minutes, Dhawan, co-author of Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence, explains how to connect better and faster and use the skill to innovate growth • solve highly complex challenges • marshal resources and tap informal knowledge networks • and maximize your potential. Read More

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Free Teleclass | Be Noticed as a Real Leader

Courtney LynchBe Noticed as a Real Leader
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
1:00-1:30 pm

Eventbrite - Be Noticed as a Real Leader (Free Teleclass with Courtney Lynch)

Leadership isn’t about a job title—it’s about action, commitment and will. In this 30-minute teleclass, Courtney Lynch, a founding partner of Lead Star and co-author of Leading from the Front, will talk about the seven key behaviors that effective managers embrace. She will then provide the encouragement and motivation you need to step up and stand out—and be tapped for bigger roles with the responsibility you crave.l. Read More

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Free Teleclass | Harness the Power of Your Relationships

Erica DhawanHarness the Power of Your Relationships
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
1:00-1:30 pm

Eventbrite - Harness the Power of Your Relationships (Free Teleclass with Erica Dhawan)

To be effective today, you need something that leadership strategist Erica Dhawan calls “connectional intelligence.” In 30 minutes, Dhawan, co-author of Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence, will explain how to connect better and faster and use the skill to innovate growth • solve highly complex challenges • marshal resources and tap informal knowledge networks • and maximize your potential. Read More

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The Costly Mistake You May Be Making as a Boss

Christine PorathWhen you’re busy and under pressure, you might speak tersely, forget to smile and skip other niceties when interacting with your team. You think it’s obvious that you’re just trying to get things done, but your direct reports probably feel differently.

“Most rude bosses don’t know how they’re coming across because they don’t intend to treat their employees poorly,” says Christine Porath, a professor of management at Georgetown University and author of Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace. “They think they’re being efficient or they are behaving the way their role models behaved—or they may simply lack self-awareness.” Read More

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2016 Session | Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome to Become the Authentic Leader You Envision

Do you fear that you’re a poser? Do you question if you are worthy? Are you scared that you couldn’t possibly be qualified to fill the shoes required in your position? Sadly it’s a fear that strikes many of us – especially women. Self-doubt is crippling and presents one of the greatest barriers to becoming an authentic leader. This session will bring you up close with some of today’s most prominent women to share invaluable leadership lessons for increasing your confidence and presence. Using their real-life experiences as they climbed the ladder, we will help you reach beyond your comfort zone and explore strategies to eliminate feelings of inadequacy and achieve authenticity including:

  • Why executive presence matters;
  • How to deal with and overcome fear, self-doubt and imposter syndrome;
  • The importance of building trust and credibility to accomplish more; and
  • How to find and use your most powerful and genuine voice.

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2016 Session | Strategies to Transform Your Working Life and Have a Good Day

Whether we have a good day or not depends partly on things we can’t control – perhaps we run into an unexpected crisis, or our colleagues seem unusually cranky. But behavioral science shows us that many things that seem “fixed” or “random” can be surprisingly strongly influenced by our own actions, once we understand just a little of how the brain works. Caroline Webb, economist and former partner at consulting powerhouse McKinsey, will demonstrate how tiny tweaks to our daily routines can transform our experience of what happens around us, the number of hours in the day, our level of intelligence, and even other people’s moods.
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Three Things You Should Stop Doing on Social Media

Luvvie AjayiLast month, “I’m Judging You: The Do Better Manual,” a collection of essays by Luvvie Ajayi, ranked fifth on the “New York Times Best Sellers” list for paperback nonfiction. It was an extraordinary debut for the first-time author who is neither a famous singer-songwriter like Patti Smith (#9 that week) nor a high-profile journalist like David Brooks (#6). Ajayi, who writes humorously about anything from cosmetics to racist microaggressions, is also not an alumna of “The Daily Show” or “Saturday Night Live.” Read More

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Podcast | How to Handle Criticism Like a Pro

Click Play below to listen.Leila Janah

Whether you are building a start-up, selling products in the field or presenting to a team of management, you have to put yourself out there—and that means opening yourself up to possibly harsh feedback and rejection. In this 30-minute discussion, award-winning social entrepreneur Leila Janah shares her experiences and offer her techniques for • working through adversity • weathering criticism • using it as a tool for growth • and ultimately achieving success. Read More

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