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May 22, 2013
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  • Leadership lessons from 7 female CEOs
    This article summarizes the careers of seven female CEOs -- including Yahoo's Marissa Mayer, Campbell Soup's Denise Morrison and Hewlett-Packard's Meg Whitman -- and explains what their successes can teach you about getting ahead. For example, Whitman's decision to take the top job at Hewlett-Packard when the company was struggling demonstrates the importance of taking on tough challenges, writes Jada Graves. Meanwhile, Morrison has shown a willingness to make key changes since taking over Campbell Soup in 2011. U.S. News & World Report (4/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Leadership at Work 
  • 6 tips for climbing the corporate ladder
    If you aspire to hold the top job at your company, it's important to take on assignments that nobody else wants and to be gracious in your interactions with other people, writes Nancy Hill, CEO of the American Association of Advertising Agencies. "Anything you do or say follows you for the rest of your career," she writes. You should also be authentic, curious, passionate about your work and willing to relocate for opportunities, she writes. Advertising Age (tiered subscription model) (5/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Female leaders discuss what power means
    Power means following your purpose and calling, using your position to help others, believing in yourself and changing negative conversations to positive ones, according to women who spoke at the recent Forbes Women's Summit. Designer Tory Burch, DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano were among the participants. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (5/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • What you can do to break through the glass ceiling
    Professional women still face institutional barriers on their way to the top, but there are now more holes in the glass ceiling than ever before, writes Margie Warrell. You can prepare yourself for an executive position by adopting a leadership mindset, becoming more resilient and getting comfortable with speaking out when necessary, she writes. In particular, you should be ready to ask for what you need and be willing to highlight your accomplishments, she writes. Forbes (5/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Tapping into your own leadership style
    Develop a more effective leadership style by being bold, playing to your strengths, coming up with a vision for your team and striving for authenticity, writes Rebecca Hourston. "The most valuable thing you have to offer is yourself," she writes. Forbes (4/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  From College to Career 
  • A new grad's guide to making it in the workplace
    Recent graduates should know that their first job does not define them, and it's OK to leave if employment conditions become unethical, writes Molly Cain. Among her other advice to those new to the workplace: Make time for hobbies, because a future job could depend on it, and know that others are constantly watching things like what time you arrive and whether you participate in meetings. Forbes (5/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • How young women can succeed in the corporate world
    As young women enter the workforce and begin their journey through the corporate ranks, it's important for them to remember that confidence is key and that nobody has all the answers, writes Joan Solotar of the Blackstone Group. "Even CEOs ask questions," she notes. Women should also be ready to seize opportunities as they arise and share their good fortune by helping other people when possible, she writes. Harvard Business Review online/HBR Blog Network (5/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  MBA Outlook 
  • High-ranking business schools see uptick in applications
    Top-ranked business schools faced a few years of declining applicant pools, but that trend appears to be at an end. Applications surged 12% at Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management, and several other high-ranking schools also experienced upticks. Stacey Kole, dean of the full-time MBA program at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, says she hopes the 10% increase in applicants will lead to a more diverse class. Bloomberg Businessweek/Getting In blog (5/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Yale's business school introduces emotional intelligence test
    The Yale School of Management plans to start testing its students on their emotional intelligence, and eventually it will use the results to decide who gets in. For now, the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test will be given to incoming students during orientation and results will be incorporated into leadership instruction during the program. The test is designed to measure how well a person can recognize and manage emotions. Bloomberg Businessweek/Getting In blog (5/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Women of the World 
  • Are female leaders penalized for their success?
    A body of research indicates that women in positions of power are often judged harshly when they do not conform to feminine stereotypes, writes Marianne Cooper, a sociologist at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University. The studies indicate that "high-achieving women experience social backlash because their very success -- and specifically the behaviors that created that success -- violates our expectations about how women are supposed to behave," she writes. Harvard Business Review online/HBR Blog Network (4/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Culture of overwork can limit women, expert says
    Women tend to be less content with their careers than their male peers, and many say that prioritizing family can get in the way of advancement, according to research by Harvard Business School professor Robin Ely, who surveyed graduates of the school. "There is a culture of overwork in many organizations," she said. "There is a certain number of hours we're expected to work and an amount we are expected to travel, and we know that these are some of the things that push women out." Bloomberg Businessweek/Getting In blog (5/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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I don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work."
--Pearl S. Buck,
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