Category Archives: Success & Leadership

Confident Women Do These 5 Things Well

By Trish Foster, Senior Director, Gloria Cordes Larson Center for Women and Business at Bentley University  The gender confidence gap between men and women is real: compared to men, women are more deeply impacted by self-doubt. Numerous studies show that women experience unease regarding their career and job performance at a significantly greater rate than men. Women tend to apply for jobs only when they meet 100 percent of the … [ more ]

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The Mindset That Wins: Strategies of an Elite Champion Runner

If anyone knows persistence and how to stay motivated, it’s Desiree Linden, last year’s winner of the Boston Marathon in the women’s category and the first American to win in 33 years. Here’s a peek into Linden’s winning mindset. It starts with a no-regrets attitude. Linden had success as a college athlete, but she wasn’t one of those stars that everyone was watching. Still, she decided to pursue her dream … [ more ]

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Cut the Complexity—and Do More Valuable Work

Meetings, overflowing email inboxes, procedures and policies are all adding complexity to our jobs, hurting our productivity and, most importantly, blocking us from doing the work that has meaning to us. “Typically, we’re not [even] doing our best thinking at work because we’re so busy doing stuff,” says Lisa Bodell, founder and CEO of futurethink and author of Why Simple Wins. Here are five ways Bodell suggests simplifying work:

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Meet Shawn Achor, Happiness Researcher

Click Play below to listen in your browser.   How does the science of happiness work? What’s the connection between happiness and success? And how do you test hypotheses about happiness in the real world, outside of the lab? CFW friend Shawn Achor sat down with us to explain the whys and hows of happiness research—and why his findings are important for your life. Podcast: Play in new window | … [ more ]

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2018 Session | How Women Rise: Taking the Next Step in Your Career

Whether climbing the corporate ladder, or taking the leap on your own as an entrepreneur, the very skills and habits that made you successful early on could actually be holding you back as you advance to the next stage of your working life. In this session, we will identify the specific behaviors that may keep women from realizing their full potential, no matter the stage of their career. Learn why … [ more ]

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Podcast | New Research Insights into High-Performing Teams

Click Play below to listen. Whether you lead a team or just want to understand yours better, this podcast is for you. In 30 minutes, Dr. Lauren D’Innocenzo, assistant professor of organizational behavior at Drexel LeBow College of Business, shares: • What recent research has uncovered about what makes teams highly effective • Two simple questions to determine if your team is working at its highest potential • Group activities … [ more ]

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What You Can Do to Foster a More Inclusive Workplace

By Christina Luconi, Chief People Officer, Rapid7 From our government to some of the most widely recognized companies in the world, the topic of diversity and inclusion are dominating our headlines. CEOs are making public statements about their efforts, including new approaches to long scrutinized practices in compensation, promotion and awareness. In other words, while we’ve been witness to a variety of organizations addressing some pretty intense public flogging, others … [ more ]

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Overcome Unconscious Bias | Podcast

Click Play below to listen.  In the thick of conference season, we decided to record this interview with Dr. Tiffany Jana in advance, and make it available for you to listen to at your convenience. Let us know what you think about this new format in the comments! Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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Be Better at Making Decisions—and Sticking to Them

To err is human—and struggling to make up your mind is, too. “We all wrestle with making decisions, particularly when they have short-term costs and long-term benefits,” says Francesca Gino, a professor of business administration at Harvard Business School and author of Sidetracked: Why Our Decisions Get Derailed and How We Can Stick to the Plan. People who seem to make executive calls with ease don’t have faster or bigger … [ more ]

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Must-Have Answers from ‘Ask a Manager’ Author Alison Green

For many employees, the work itself is easy. It’s the office politics that are hard. That’s partly why Alison Green started her blog, “Ask a Manager,” 11 years ago. A chief of staff at a non-profit organization at the time, she kept thinking that coworkers would have made different decisions if they’d had their boss’ or HR’s perspective. “As a manager, I could see that people weren’t going to get … [ more ]

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