September 2017 Newsletter

Free Teleclass | Mastering Civility: The Easiest Way to Boost Your Career

Mastering Civility: The Easiest Way to Boost Your Career Tuesday, September 26, 2017 1:00-1:30 pm *Meet Christine Porath at the Author Signing Power Hour at this year’s Opening Night on 12/6!

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Taking a Seat at the Table: How I Learned to Use My Voice to Champion Diversity and Inclusion Programs

By Samantha Santiago, Claims Strategy Director, Liberty Mutual Insurance A proven asset to all companies, diversity of thought is the idea that our thinking is shaped by our culture, background, experiences and personalities. It is also about different work styles and approaches. In short, each of our unique perspectives is our currency—we all have what it takes. Yet as a young female executive, I did not bring my authentic self … [ more ]

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Negotiation Tactics That You Should Drop

By Leslie K. John, Associate Professor, Harvard Business School Whether you’re negotiating the terms of a contract or the price of a used car, the ability to encourage the other side to be open and forthcoming is key. Yet making privacy or confidentiality assurances or speaking in an overly formal manner can complicate the interaction. In fact, prior research, including research conducted by my colleagues and I, has found that … [ more ]

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3 Simple Steps to Upping Your Joy

Last year, Gretchen Stewart turned 40, and the milestone birthday was preceded, as it is for many people, by a lot of soul searching and personal development book reading. At that point, she had tried several careers—nursing, life and health coaching, management consulting—and even a different country, i.e., Costa Rica, but she was still seeking an occupation or enterprise that felt fulfilling. As she puts it, “Nothing was sticking.” So … [ more ]

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Ways to Help #Harvey Storm Victims

Our hearts go out to all the Harvey hurricane and flood victims. If you are looking for ways to help, the New York Times recommends these national organizations: The American Red Cross is accepting donations on its website. You can also text HARVEY to 90999 to donate $10. AmeriCares takes medicine and supplies to survivors. Catholic Charities provides food, clothing, shelter and support services to those from all religious backgrounds. Donations to the Salvation Army can be … [ more ]

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Brené Brown on Owning Our Collective Past

“We have the courage to do this. We have to do it together. And it’s going to be imperfect. But if we don’t do it, one of our worst stories in history will continue to own us, and it will not go away. Because pain will not be denied.” —Brené Brown, keynote speaker at the 2017 PA Conference for Women, urging people on Facebook  to start talking honestly about the … [ more ]

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