Mary Abbajay

Influence: How to Change Minds and Win at Work | 2019 Session

The ability to sway opinions, encourage buy-in or convince individuals to completely change their stance on a subject is a powerful skill to harness at work and in life. And changing hearts is an important part of changing minds. In fact, research shows that appealing to human emotion can help you make your case and build your authority as a leader. Expert Mary Abbajay will set the stage for an … [ more ]

Make Your Meetings Matter | 2019 Session

Everyone attends them, most people hate them, and few are done well. In fact, studies show that poorly run meetings are a multi-billion-dollar problem in U.S. organizations. It’s time to stop throwing away time and money and learn how to manage meetings that matter. The ability to lead effective meetings from wherever you sit is an indispensable skill in every industry and function. In this high energy, interactive session you … [ more ]

How to Manage Your Boss

“Look at who your boss is; understand how they operate—don’t judge; understand how you operate; and then assess the gap.” —Mary Abbajay, organizational and leadership development expert and author, Managing Up Most leadership books focus on how to manage the people who report to you. But equally important is how you manage your boss. (And we all have a boss—even CEOs of public companies have to report to a board.) … [ more ]

4 Proven Strategies that Will Help You Get a Raise

The gender pay gap became front-page news last month after presidential candidate Kamala Harris announced a proposal that would require companies to prove they pay women equitably—or pay a fine. But if you don’t want to wait to see what comes of that, here are four tips that expert Conference for Women speakers say have helped them negotiate salary increases:

How to Stop a Bad Boss from Impeding Your Career

If you have a difficult boss, you know what it is to feel stuck. You can always quit, of course, but leaving without a new job is risky. Most people can’t take the financial or professional hit. Or maybe you are at a great company and simply don’t want to leave. The thing to remember in this situation: “Your career is a marathon and not a sprint,” says Mary Abbajay, … [ more ]

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