Are You Being A Good Leader?

  Before you ignore this article, consider this: You’re a leader even if in an individual contributor role. Everyone is a leader, regardless of title.   So back to the question, are you being a good leader? Take this quiz to find out!   What would you do in this situation? You’ve been invited to a meeting at work, and...

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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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Managing New Job Transitions

You’ve taken a new job. Congratulations! Now you have to gracefully exit your old position and transition into the new. For both, our leadership definition is a useful guide. Transitioning Out Put on your mantle of leadership and ask yourself these 3 questions: Which are the most important outcomes I need to ensure will move forward without a hitch? Whom inside...

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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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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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I Need A Change But I Can’t Seem To Figure Out What I’m Made To Do Or Will Be Happy With On a Daily Basis. Help!

Dear Jules, I’ve moved around for the last 6 years. I have a marketing degree, but I dread the thought of another administrative position or sales assistant position. I’m not experienced with up to date online marketing and feeling behind and competing with new graduates even though I have a over 10 years working experience. I need a change but...

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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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Stand Tall! How Being Proud Can Help Your Job Hunt

“So, what do you do for a living?” When you’re hunting for a new job, this question can be seriously depressing. You might suddenly start mumbling about how you’re “in between jobs” or “it’s really tough out there…” Stop! Stand tall. Seize the moment. This is a perfect opportunity to briefly tell someone what you want to do and subtly seek out his...

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Not Your Mother’s Feminism

How Erin Matson Became Action Vice President of the National Organization for Women – Before Her Thirtieth Birthday Feminism needs a face lift. While the mere suggestion of plastic surgery, even a in metaphorical context, might send shivers up the spines of the movement’s hard line, the sentiment holds true for many working, voting, mini skirt-wearing women, to whom bra...

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