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How to be confident (even if you are not)

By Lisa Iarkowski Constant change and complex challenges at work can test the self-confidence of even the most accomplished of us. So how can we keep our confidence going strong, amidst the changes and challenges we’re facing? Studies in what social psychologists call “self-efficacy” may hold the key. Simply put, self-efficacy is our belief in… Read More

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What Executive Presence Really Means and How to Pull it Off

Guest Contributed by Denise Green When I interview my coaching clients’ bosses and ask what skill they believe would make the most difference if improved, I nearly always hear, “She needs to develop more executive presence.” When I ask what that looks like to them, I get a variety of responses, many of them vague…. Read More

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9 Tips for Women Working in a Male-Dominated Business World

Guest contributed by Marja Norris Every day we hear some statistic telling us what we already know: Women make up 59 percent of all post grad schools, and not enough is happening on the forefront to move more women into C-Suites. Several news agencies reported on the White House gender pay gap, which has said to… Read More

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Voice of Experience: Priscila Palazzo, Legal Director, WEX Latin America

By Cathie Ericson “While law might appear to be my main job, I also excel at understanding people and their behavior,” says WEX’s Priscila Palazzo. “It’s important to be open to new ideas and thoughts, but especially to feedback. If you seek it out and reflect on it, it can help show you areas where… Read More

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Hispanic Heritage: Why Corporate America Needs to Shake Up How Boardrooms Are Filled

By Aimee Hansen As U.S. corporate boardroom diversity continues to fail desperately at reflecting the country’s rapidly shifting consumer power base, the question is no longer whether there are enough Hispanic or Latino/a leaders in the candidate pool to fuel diversity in the years to come. But rather, how do companies redefine the candidate sphere… Read More

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4 Types of Discrimination Mothers Face (and What to Do)

Guest contributed by Sarah Landrum Many women are faced with the struggle of feeling like they need to choose between family and career. Unfortunately, the feeling that new mothers are unable to perform their duties goes further than just a societal stereotype — it’s a sentiment that infests businesses at all levels. New mothers or… Read More

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Self-Regulation is the Key to a Successful Career

 By Nicki Gilmour, Executive Coach and Organizational Pyschologist Some people are blessed with an even temper and tactful diplomacy at work. The rest of us are not and we are in fact very human with buttons that can be pressed and triggers that can be triggered. It is entirely worth your while figuring out what… Read More

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Voice of Experience: Kathleen Ziegler, Head of Distribution, AIG’s new technology-focused subsidiary

By Cathie Ericson As you move throughout your career, never underestimate the importance of your network, notes Kathleen Ziegler. “As an extrovert I have amassed a relatively robust network, but I don’t think it was until later in my career that I became strategic about it,” she says. “It’s never too early in your career… Read More

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The Long Hours Game

By Aimee Hansen The 24/7 hour work week marches on and on. The get up and go and keep on going. The long hours game. We all do it from time to time. How can you have a healthy, sustainable lifestyle and build your career? The action-packed day of the executive continues to be a… Read More

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How to Nurture Independent Employees (Who Still Stand by You)

  Guest contributed by Lisa Messenger Ten years ago, you rarely heard the term ‘intrapreneur’ – the buzzword used to describe an employee who has an entrepreneurial spirit. But these days, it’s front and centre of every work place as we all do our best to engage and develop those working within our ranks who… Read More

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