Category Archives: Communication Skills

Real Advice for Women Seeking Mentors and Allies

If your mentors all look like you, you have a mentor problem. Same goes if they all have similar backgrounds and work histories or if you have only one—or none. “Your mentors should be a diverse network,” says David Smith, an expert on gender workplace issues and co-author of Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women. “If they’re not, you’re missing out on key perspectives and information, and … [ more ]

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New Research Insights into High-Performing Teams | Podcast

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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5 Tips to Feel More Comfortable at Networking Events

This is one thing Alice Rutkowski, an executive communication and presence coach who has worked with more than 8,000 executives over the past 20-some years, wishes everyone knew: Body language reflects what you believe about yourself and others. “Consciously and unconsciously, we are reading others and they are reading us all the time,” says Rutkowski, vice president of executive development at Sagin. “For example, whether you’re sitting or standing, crossing … [ more ]

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Navigating the Workplace in a Post #MeToo World…Now What? | Podcast

Click Play below to listen.  In the wake of the #MeToo movement, cultural norms and workplace policies are evolving. And new questions and realities are starting to surface. Anecdotes of men avoiding women have started to proliferate. Some men wonder: Is it safe to take a closed-door meeting with a woman? Is it safe to mentor one? Join labor law leader Grace Speights for a forward-looking, 30-minute Q&A session about … [ 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! https://media.blubrry.com/paconferenceforwomen/p/cdn.conferencesforwomen.org/2018/tiffany-jana-teleclass.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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Free Teleclass | Navigating the Workplace in a Post #MeToo World…Now What?

Navigating the Workplace in a Post #MeToo World…Now What? Tuesday, September 25, 2018 1:00-1:30 pm Register Now

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Your Unconscious Biases, Revealed

If you think you can’t have unconscious biases against women because you’re a woman, think again. “We’re just as likely to have them as men because we’re all receiving the same adverse messages and we’re equally susceptible to them,” says Tiffany Jana, D.M., a management consultant and author of forthcoming Erasing Institutional Bias: How to Create Systemic Change for Organizational Inclusion. Similarly, we’ve all got prejudices against men—yes, they do … [ more ]

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How Nice Leaders Say No

At work, as in life, there are always going to be jerks. They seem to climb—or claw their way up—fast, but you don’t have to join them to succeed. “You don’t have to check your true self at the door,” says Fran Hauser, author of The Myth of the Nice Girl: Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You Hate. “Nice and strong are not mutually exclusive traits. … [ more ]

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The Art of Pushing Back: Advocate for Yourself Successfully | Podcast

Click Play below to listen.  We all know it’s important to speak up when we’re being challenged to our face. But what about all the informal opportunities to self-advocate that crop up on a daily basis? In this 30-minute teleclass, Selena Rezvani, author of Pushback: How Smart Women Ask—and Stand Up—for What They Want, will teach you how to amplify your voice at work by preparing ideas that are promotable, recognizing opportunities to back yourself, … [ more ]

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Free Teleclass | The Art of Pushing Back: Advocate for Yourself Successfully

The Art of Pushing Back: Advocate for Yourself Successfully Tuesday, May 29, 2018 1:00-1:30 pm Register Now

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