The Stress Is Real: How your feminine strengths help reduce your stress and create calm in dealing with upset
In a fast-paced, ever-evolving world, leadership roles can be immensely challenging and demanding. Regardless of your gender, all leaders face high-pressure situations, unexpected obstacles, and sometimes overwhelming responsibilities. Women have the advantage here as they have usually faced overwhelming responsibilities through their lives. Women are leading even before they are in positions of leadership. Let’s delve into how female leaders, and future leaders, excel at handling stress, showca…
Filling the Gender Gap in STEM: Are Affinity Groups Inclusive or Exclusive?
In the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), we all know there's the ongoing issue of the gender gap. There are a lot of reasons why there is a gender gap - historical and cultural biases, “boys club” culture, parenting, family responsibilities and lack of maternity leave or support, underrepresentation in leadership, etc. It’s a complex issue with no singular cause or simple solution.
One thing that has helped women in male-dominated industries is women-only spaces …
The Secret Science of Linguistic Style: How Your Verbal Persona Is Shaping Your Success
We all know the basics of communication finesse: it’s not what you say, it’s how you say it. That’s something that people often miss when communicating normally. They just say what comes naturally, and think everyone else can understand what they mean because what they mean is obvious. Right?
Well, no, not quite. Not only do we communicate a lot with our tone, body language, over all presentation, there is also another layer to communication called Linguistic Style. I was floored by this article…
What You Should Do to Succeed as a New Manager
You go the Promotion, Congratulations!!
So, now what?
Many new first-time managers find that after putting in a lot of work and effort to be recognized for their potential, they face challenges once they step into their new role. You have more responsibility and people to manage. If you don’t have a great support system or guidance from upper management, or you have one or two difficult team members, you may feel overwhelmed or even have a touch of imposter syndrome.
The best way to comba…
Becoming A Manager: How to Get Promoted and Be Recognized for Your Potential
In a study by MIT Sloan associate professor Danielle Li she finds that female employees are less likely to be promoted than their male counterparts, despite outperforming them and being less likely to quit. The reason she believes causes this is performance rating systems that are biased against reading women’s potential. How can you ensure your potential is being properly measured and recognized in your company? Several ideas are below.
"People find it difficult to imagine women as leaders be…
What to do When You Don't Get the Promotion: Strategies for Moving Forward
You just got the news: you didn’t get the promotion. You’re disappointed. You’re upset. In fact, you’re pretty pissed off and even a bit humiliated. You put in the work and time but for one reason or another you didn’t get it. So, what now?
Go Through It
First, acknowledge the disappointment. You’re emotional response is valid so give yourself the proper time to deal with it. Eat the pint of ice cream. Watch the sappy comfort movie (mine is Blindside). Call your best friend and talk it out. …
The Power of Setting Boundaries That You Can Keep
Ever have someone say something to you that made an idea click beautifully into place in your mind? Something that really struck me and changed how I looked boundaries is that according to her research, Brene Brown found the one thing that the most compassionate people have were strong boundaries. The first time I heard that I was dumbstruck. Brene found that compassionate people all had strong, clear boundaries that they enforce with all the people in their lives.
Boundaries are not arbitrary …
From Habits to Success: Evaluate Your Daily Routine and Create a Better Future
What future is your daily habits leading you to?
Self-improvement is a lifelong journey, and one of the best ways to achieve success is by taking a step back and evaluating your current habits and routines. We tend to get on hamster wheels and just keep plugging along. Taking stock of the things we are doing, our current habits. Then determining what those habits are giving us and perhaps what is missing allows us to internationalize our routines to get us better results. As Mahatma Gandhi fam…
6 Tips if You're Contemplating a Job Change
“Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe you can achieve.” - Mary Kay Ash, Entrepreneur
There is a Mass Migration of Workers Seeking Meaningful Careers
Are you fed up with your current position and unsure of what is next for you? Are you burnt out and ready to lay down and give up? Join the club! People in the workforce are longing for a shift in career now more than ever. What is most surprisi…
Wrap Up the Year and Map Out Your Future
When December rolls around every year, we tend to ask “how is the year already almost over?” Then we have to finish up projects at work, do magic-making holiday activities for our kids, office parties, family dinners, and all the other merrymaking things that come in between. Before we know it, it’s January and we’re back in the office starting our Q1 without having had a moment to take reflect and plan the new year.
Reviewing the past year and planning for the new one is an important part of un…