Lifeway's CEO: Follow your gut and be brave | Blocking change is rarely a smart career move | Habits everyone should master to become more successful
July 18, 2018
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Lifeway's CEO: Follow your gut and be brave
Julie Smolyansky was just 27 when she became CEO of Lifeway in 2002 after the death of her father. In this interview, Smolyansky emphasizes the value of taking risks, trusting your instincts and being grateful for the learning opportunities that come with professional setbacks.
Entrepreneur online (7/16) 
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Career Progression: Developing Leaders
Blocking change is rarely a smart career move
Blocking change is rarely a smart career move
Resisting changes at your company can cause you to miss opportunities or even be fired, Suzan Bond writes. Work to understand the reasons for the change so you can contribute creative solutions.
Fast Company online (7/15) 
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Habits everyone should master to become more successful
Regardless of your profession, forming good daily habits can make you more successful, Jennifer Cohen writes. Wake up early to gain a sense of control over your day and lay out the next day's goals the night before.
Forbes (7/12) 
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6 mentoring missteps to avoid
Certain mistakes -- including making unjustified assumptions, failing to follow through on commitments and avoiding sensitive topics -- can hurt the quality of a mentoring relationship, writes Gwen Moran. "As a mentor, it's your job to have tough conversations sometimes," she writes.
Fast Company online (7/16) 
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Popular diets drive menu changes, packaged food trends
About 36% of US consumers are following a specific diet, compared to 14% last year, according to an annual survey, and restaurants and food-makers are finding ways to cater to trending eating plans. The Paleo diet remains popular, and others including the Whole30 and the Ketogenic diets are also gaining fans.
SmartBrief/Food & Beverage (7/18) 
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Diversity and Inclusion
Commentary: Are companies making real progress on diversity?
Some large companies may camouflage their diversity issues rather than making true progress toward closing gender gaps, write Gina Glantz and Morra Aarons-Mele of GenderAvenger. It's important for observers "to point out camouflaging and pink-siloing efforts whenever we see them -- and to demand that [companies] do better," they write.
Fast Company online (7/14) 
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Women and Innovation in the Workforce
Richest self-made female execs featured by Forbes
The 60 women on Forbes' list of richest self-made female entrepreneurs and executives have $71 billion in total net worth. Those on the list represent a variety of fields, including cosmetics, technology and food.
Forbes (7/11) 
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I know that when I am speaking my truth, standing in my power, I'm speaking for all women and girls.
Lifeway CEO Julie Smolyansky, as quoted by Entrepreneur online
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