Engage with negative thoughts to overcome them | Tips for delivering an authentic presentation | How to find career paths that aren't always linear or obvious
September 19, 2018
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Engage with negative thoughts to overcome them
It's natural for the brain to generate negative, cautionary thoughts when faced with a new challenge. But it's also possible to overcome those doubts by acknowledging them and then taking a step back to shift your mindset, advises psychologist Marcia Reynolds.
Fast Company online (9/14) 
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Career Progression: Developing Leaders
Tips for delivering an authentic presentation
Trying to maintain an inauthentic persona while delivering a business presentation will ultimately backfire, writes Anett Grant, CEO of Executive Speaking. Allow yourself to move naturally, and make sure you're tuned in to the environment around you, she writes.
Fast Company online (9/15) 
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How to find career paths that aren't always linear or obvious
The first step to a different career is to investigate opportunities within the company that aren't out in the open, writes Dorie Clark. Seeking out help in your search via management or HR can open doors you never knew existed.
Harvard Business Review online (tiered subscription model) (9/13) 
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Are you ready for more responsibility?
Certain signs -- such as increased confidence and comfort with difficult assignments -- show that your skills have improved, writes Alyse Kalish. In that case, "it's probably time to ask your boss for more challenging work and to take on more responsibility," she writes.
The Muse (9/13) 
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SmartBrief Originals
How Gen Z will drive future dining trends
How Gen Z will drive future dining trends
Today's teens are digital natives who are just beginning to develop brand loyalties and make the choice to buy groceries or dine out based on factors including price and location, writes Laurie Demeritt, CEO of The Hartman Group. Online ordering and delivery will play a growing role as Gen Z members grow up and take control of their own food spending.
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Diversity and Inclusion
Women gaining CEO spots
Women gaining CEO spots
Data show 879 CEOs have stepped down this year -- 152 of them female and 727 male. There have been 716 replacements identified, with 161 of them female, which Challenger, Gray & Christmas says means representation is improving.
Entrepreneur online (9/13) 
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Study: Men monopolize corporate earnings calls
Men tend to dominate corporate earnings calls, with a study by Prattle finding that they account for 92% of the conversation. "Male executives provide significantly more verbose answers to analyst questions than their female counterparts," said Evan Schnidman, Prattle's CEO.
Bloomberg (tiered subscription model) (9/13) 
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Decline in men's earnings shrinks pay gap
The pay gap between men and women has fallen, partly because men's earnings declined 5%, after adjusting for inflation, between 1973 and 2017. Meanwhile, average earnings for women have climbed about $500 since 2010.
The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (9/14) 
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Women and Innovation in the Workforce
Can technology eliminate bias in hiring?
Video and artificial intelligence were among the technologies discussed during conversations about recruiting at the 2018 HR Technology Conference & Exposition. Despite the promises these tools offer, though, HR leaders should not expect them to eliminate bias because "[t]echnology won't fix bias. Don't ever let anyone try to sell you that," says iCIMS Chief Marketing Officer Susan Vitale.
Workforce online (9/14) 
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[Y]ou won't be taken seriously as a speaker if you fluctuate between a real and fake persona.
Anett Grant, writing at Fast Company online
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