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When women won’t negotiate…the whole company suffers

When you landed your current job, did you negotiate your salary or accept your employer’s first offer? If you’re a man, chances are you negotiated. If you’re a woman, you probably didn’t. This article helps managers address a deep-rooted workplace problem: when women don’t negotiate, the entire organization suffers. Left unchecked, gender disparities in negotiation […]

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Building the civilised workplace: Nasty people don’t just make others feel miserable; they create economic problems for their companies

It’s a bigger problem than you might think—jerks and bullies in the workplace. Research shows that they not only hinder recruiting and retention but also raise levels of client churn, damage reputations, and diminish the confidence of investors. Robert Sutton, the author of this article, a Stanford University professor, argues that companies can take specific […]

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Women Confront a “Grass Ceiling”

Researchers at the University of New Mexico have identified a link between the placement of women’s tees on golf courses and their professional success. The farther apart men’s and women’s tees are in a region, they found, the fewer women there will be in sales management, general management, and marketing positions in the region and […]

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The Athena Factor: a new Harvard Business Review Research Report examining the female brain drain

Many business leaders are looking to foreign talent to fill the gap in science, engineering, and technology workers. But the talent they need is right here in the U.S. Women make up 41% of highly qualified tech workers on the lower rungs of the corporate ladder. But they’re leaving their professions in droves. 52 per […]

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Eight emerging trends are transforming many markets and businesses. Executives should learn to shape the outcome rather than just react to it – a McKinsey & Company article and Podcast

Technology alone is rarely the key to unlocking economic value: companies create real wealth when they combine technology with new ways of doing business. McKinseys has identified eight technology-enabled trends that will help shape businesses and the economy in coming years in the article, “Eight business technology trends to watch”. These trends fall within three […]

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What Were They Thinking?: Unconventional Wisdom About Management

        Fans of Jeffrey Pfeffer will not be disappointed with the case studies and examples he provides in his latest book, “What Were They Thinking?: Unconventional Wisdom About Management”. Subjects covered include:•    Corporate culture, •    Employee development, •    General managers, •    Interpersonal communications, •    Participative management, •    Performance management, •    Team leadership, •    Teamwork.Every day companies and their leaders […]

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2 weeks ago

Jen Dalitz

What are the lessons you’re teaching your kids? We took the opportunity of a holiday long weekend to visit my mum interstate as the timing of the trip coincided with my son’s favourite AFL team battling it out against my mum’s beloved team. Perhaps only those of you with the love for AFL will appreciate why we’d plan a long distance trip around a game of footy, but suffice to say it was a passion project! With every ounce of anticipation, the game was a tough, tight duel and could easily have gone either way. Yet when the final siren sounded, it wasn’t our team that was smiling. It sure is tough for a 10 year old boy to sit within a crowd 41,000+ people all cheering for the opposite side. It was tough for him to see the exhaustion and disappointment on the faces of the players he adores. And yet, it’s so important for him to learn that his team won’t always win. There’s so many lessons in that, but the one I chose to instil is that you won’t always back the team that wins but you’ll always back the team that you love. That’s why I asked him to wear his team colours home the next day, and show his support even when the chips are down. That’s the kind of commitment I want my son to learn and the kind of team player I want him to be. PS. #gotheGiants @GWSGiants #neversurrender ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

Jen Dalitz

I haven’t been here in a while as the writing has been on hold. But I was reminded today that there are things in our life that light us up. That might take us out of our comfort zone but, once you sit with it, bring you both joy and a sense of “I can do this” achievement. These moments are such a gift. So I’m curious, what’s your special thing that lights you up?

Despite (or in spit of) my professional career, these moments for me normally involve my horses. I’ll never be an equestrian Olympian, but I take great pleasure in all the lessons my horses teach me. They remind me that it’s a team effort, we’re in it together, and that if I’m prepared to give a little bit more, they will too. That’s true whether we’re on the ground taking care of their feet, or grooming, or when I’m atop riding as one. Two hearts one team.
It’s hard to describe the adrenaline and joy they bring to my life. But I’d love to know, what lights you up??
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And so, maybe time does change some things. Or women do.

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– They let me go at 42 because they told me I was too old to represent women's dreams. #kvinnedagen

Watch our talk show interview with Isabella Rossellini here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRa7UptZ3qw
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