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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Pajamas Allowed: 500 Free Online Resources For Learning From Your Couch

Business attire aside, you know the true mark of a professional is the knowledge that the individual possesses. At a business meeting, a colleague is talking up a storm on a wealth of topics you always wished you knew more about. Bet you’re currently wishing you took that class back in college so you could comment, right? No need to...

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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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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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inSparq’s Veronika Sonsev on the Beauty of a W-2 Form

Veronika Sonsev is the CEO and Founder of inSparq (http://insparq.com/) and also the co-founder of Women in Wireless (http://womeninwireless.org/). inSparq is a referral marketing and analytics product that helps online retailers grow sales by getting shoppers to refer their friends. Women in Wireless is a non-profit focused on empowering and developing female leaders in mobile and digital media. In this...

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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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Red Hat’s Becky Smith on Cutting Out TV and Identifying Priorities

Becky Smith is the Director of Global Operations Change Management at Red Hat (http://www.redhat.com/), one of the leading companies in the free and open source software sector and is a major Linux distribution vendor. In this video Becky talks to NEXT for Women about how to identify priorities, focusing on what is important and urgent to an individual. If you...

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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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