Audrey Lampert

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Says It's Not A Woman's Job To Be Likable

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie doesn’t care how “likable” she is.<p>In an interview with The Washington Post published on International Women’s Day, Adichie discussed feminism and her new book, <i>Dear Ijeawele.</i> The acclaimed feminist author and mother initially wrote <i>Dear Ijeawele</i> as a letter to a friend asking …

Feminism

What to Do When You Think Your Performance Review Is Wrong

I still remember the first performance review I ever got, even though it’s been almost 50 years since Ray Moeller, my first boss at GE, called me into his office and handed me a document that he called a “performance appraisal.”<p>I read it. It hurt.<p>On GE’s then four-level rating scale, he rated me in …

Logging

Your Company’s Culture is Who You Hire, Fire, & Promote

<b>Part 1, The Performance-Values Matrix</b><p>“The actual company values, as opposed to the nice-sounding values, are shown by who gets rewarded, promoted, or …

Leadership

How to Deliver Criticism So Employees Pay Attention

In my college days I ranked among the top 10 women divers in the United States. I got that far not just because I worked hard — practicing every day in four-to-six-hour sessions — but also because I had an extremely tough coach who routinely offered both caring support and sharp criticism. Early in …

Employment

25 Travel Hacks That Will Save You Time and Money in 2017

Expert travelers like flight attendants and frequent fliers know that foreign transaction fees, the dreaded middle seat, and flight delays can put a …

New York City

Diversity Doesn’t Stick Without Inclusion

Leaders have long recognized that a diverse workforce of women, people of color, and LGBT individuals confers a competitive edge in terms of selling products or services to diverse end users. Yet a stark gap persists between recognizing the leadership behaviors that unlock this capability and …

Employment

63% Of Employees Don't Trust Their Leader -- Here's What You Can Do To Change That

Trust is toast, according to the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer.<p>It’s worldwide, it’s pervasive across business and government, and trust of CEOs is at an all-time low.<p>CEO Credibility plunged by 12 points this year. Sixty-three percent of survey respondents said CEOs are somewhat or not at all …

Employee Engagement

Women finally represent more than a fifth of the delegates at Davos

Just over 20% of the 3,000 participants in the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos are women this year. That’s up from 18% in 2016 and 17% the year before. It also represents the highest level of female participation in the event’s history.<p>The WEF has been trying to nudge these numbers …

Gender
Star Trek

Want to Raise Successful Daughters? 1 Crucial Life Skill They Need to Start Learning Young | Inc.com

The founder of Girls Who Code kept hearing the same story. In their first week of learning to code, the girls' screens would be blank. They said they were stuck and didn't know which code to write. Yet when the teachers pressed undo a few times, they found the girls had written code. But the girls …

Self-improvement

When Women Run Companies

What happens to employees under female leadership?<p>The past year may have been a tough one in many respects, but there was one measure in which the country made some progress. 2016 marked the year in which there were the most women ever heading companies in the S&P 500. That’s according to S&P …

Women Leaders

Women In Business: Here's How Firms Can Finally Tackle Gender Bias

Discussion about the barriers for women in the workplace is nothing new, yet companies are still struggling to attract and promote female talent. Based on decades of research, IESE professor Nuria Chinchilla and Esther Jimenez, manager of IESE’s Women in Leadership center, have identified several …

Management

100 Women: From prison to profit

<b>The number of women in prisons around the world is growing rapidly - up by 50% since the year 2000, compared to a rise of just 18% for men. Re-offending rates are alarmingly high and the stigma of a custodial sentence can make finding a job impossible. But women who are taught to set up their own</b> …

Crime

What Great Managers Do Daily

So much depends upon managers. For example, a Gallup study found that at least 70% of the variance in employee engagement scores is driven by who the boss is. This is disconcerting because the same research found that about 70% of people in management roles are not well equipped for the job. This …

Employee Engagement

Pinterest has lowered its hiring goals for women in engineering roles

Pinterest found that the 30% hiring rate it set for women in engineering roles was doing too much, so it’s lowering its 2017 goal to 25%, Pinterest disclosed on its blog today.<p>“We still aspire to 30%—but realize it’s likely going to take more than 12 months to get there,” Pinterest CEO Ben …

Women in Tech

Hiring Algorithms Are Not Neutral

More and more, human resources managers rely on data-driven algorithms to help with hiring decisions and to navigate a vast pool of potential job candidates. These software systems can in some cases be so efficient at screening resumes and evaluating personality tests that 72% of resumes are weeded …

Machine Learning

5 Steps to Help Yourself Recover from a Setback

This was not your best week. Something didn’t go right. Let’s say it was a negotiation that didn’t play out your way.<p>What do you do afterward? You might go to a bar with friends, talk to your spouse, or call your mom. But those are just delay tactics. Soon the ruminating will begin. You’ll wonder …

Self-help

The gender pay gap in every job sector, charted

On average, women get paid 18% less than men in the UK. That may still sound like a lot but it’s the lowest since records began in 1997. Back then, the pay gap was 27.5%, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Even as broad advances have been made to close the gap, across different …

Gender

Hopes for a female president dashed, women take running for office into their own hands

On Wednesday, she woke up inconsolable. On Thursday, angry. But on the Friday after the presidential election, as she prepared posters to join thousands in protesting Donald Trump’s victory, Mia Hernández came to a quiet realization: If she found her country’s direction intolerable, she would have …

Government

Diversity And Inclusion: Why You Need Both, And How Data Can Help You Achieve Them

We hear a lot about diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the workplace. Millennials now believe D&I is essential to business success. Thompson Reuters has launched a D&I Index of the top 100 most diverse and inclusive organizations.<p>But too often, organizations focus only on diversity. We want to hire …

New Zealand

Diversity not a pressing issue for entrepreneurs, survey shows | NOLA.com

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Despite the recent national outcry over the tech industry's lack of diversity, a new LinkedIn study found that most entrepreneurs …

Venture Capital

Apple’s executive ranks are still overwhelmingly white and male

Change is slow going at Apple, according to new data filed with the U.S. government.<p>Even tech companies with a commitment to boosting the diversity of their workforce are finding gains hard to come by.<p>Apple is a case in point.<p>The iPhone maker released new data Monday night showing that the …

Employment

Research: Job Interviews Are Pretty Much Useless

A Harvard professor makes a radical suggestion: let's ditch job interviews. Is he on to something?<p>It's not news that job interviews are problematic. Anyone who's been on the hiring side of the table for awhile has stories of candidates who seemed exceptional in interviews and ended up being duds at …

Employment

How to Talk About the Election to Your Employees (Yes, You Have To)

You can reassure people without making assumptions about their politics.<p>If you're like most Americans, you have some very strong feelings about the outcome of yesterday's Presidential election. But how about your employees? Do you have any idea how the election results are affecting them? And as a …

Employment

Why Diverse Teams Are Smarter

Striving to increase workplace diversity is not an empty slogan — it is a good business decision. A 2015 McKinsey report on 366 public companies found that those in the top quartile for ethnic and racial diversity in management were 35% more likely to have financial returns above their industry …

Workplace Diversity

How to Rule Like a Woman

<i>If there is one rule to rule like a woman, it is that there is none. Stateswomen around the world have shattered the glass ceiling in more ways, where both an Iron hand and a nurturing approach have been effective.</i><p><i>Charanya Kannan, Harvard Business School Class of '17</i><p>The term "stateswoman" entered …

Feminism

These Simple Daily Habits are Surprisingly Energizing to Others

Showing respect is a surprising form of energizing reward and recognition given dismal levels of civility in the workplace. Here's easy ways to show it each day.<p>Odds are, you'll never hear someone complain that they're getting too much recognition.<p>Good news is there's a wealth of opportunity to …

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