GlaxoSmithKline’s Letizia Amadini-Lane on Being a Connective Leader

Letizia Amadini-Lane is the Head of Leadership Culture at GlaxoSmithKline (http://www.gsk.com/), one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. In this video Letizia talks to NEXT for Women about different examples on how to lead. These examples include: connective leadership, inspirational leadership, directive leadership, solo leadership, competitive leadership.

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Mary Ann Naples of OpenSky on Positioning Your Past Accomplishments

Mary Ann Naples is the Vice-President of Talent at OpenSky (https://opensky.com/). OpenSky is a website that enables individuals to shop for exclusive sales on products endorsed by celebrities and experts. In this video Mary Ann talks to NEXT for Women about positioning your past accomplishments. She talks about leaving Simon & Schuster to start her own publishing company. She tells...

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Don’t Be The Office Ball Hog: Lessons in Professional Team Work

Coworkers, like basketball players, perform better when their colleagues are team players. Don’t be the office ball hog: follow our strategies to ensure your group interactions are productive and efficient.   Teams Defined Jon Katzenbach and Douglas Smith defined teams succinctly in their classic book, The Wisdom of Teams, saying, “A team is a small number of people with complementary...

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How Should You Handle That Difficult Co-worker?

It seems to always happen to you – your desk is moved next to the know-it-all or your new project has you paired with the office gossip. It can be really challenging for you to get through the day. So what’s a good person like you supposed to do? You don’t want to be a jerk but you feel like...

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I Want To Be More Assertive. Can You Give Me Some Guidance Or Advice?

Hi Jules, I want to look different and be more assertive. I hope you can help. Thanks, Jane   Thank you for your question Jane. I’d really like to know more specifics about your first statement – ‘I want to look different’ In what context are we talking here – body confidence, need a new wardrobe or wanting plastic surgery....

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Bigelow Tea’s Cindi Bigelow on Why Your Career is Like a Bottle of Wine

Cindi Bigelow is the president of Bigelow Tea. Bigelow Tea (http://www.bigelowtea.com/) is a family owned company, whose goal is to produce the best cup of tea possible. In this video Cindi talks to NEXT for Women about what we need to succeed. Her belief – we need time. We need time to mature, time to get an education, time to...

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Making Friends in the Latte Line

How often do you find yourself waiting in line for coffee? On average, a person spends 45-62 minutes waiting in line every day! And, if there’s a line, you obviously are not alone. One of my favorite ways to “practice” meeting people is to offer a compliment to someone standing next to me in line. I can’t think of anyone...

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Be Peanut Butter

I have a dog named Edgar whose whole raison d’etre is to kick cat ass. Unfortunately, I also have two cats.  Peanut Butter and Mozart. Peanut Butter is a cat-hater’s cat. He’s got all the swagger of a cowboy, and the cool detachment of a pouty model.  Tail up, shoulders back, when he saunters into the kitchen, he owns the joint....

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People Don’t Resist Change. They Resist Being Changed.

Imagine your boss has given you an important assignment to bring about a needed change in your organization. Sounds good. But people throughout your organization will resist this change. Not so good. How can you overcome this resistance?     A Formula for Change Here’s the short answer to this complex question: D + V + F > R  ...

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