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8 Things Workers Wish They Could Say to Their Bosses

Ever wonder what your employees would tell you if things like pink slips and general… Continue reading >>

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What Does “Having It All” Really Mean?

Can women have it all? It’s one of those age-old questions that falls somewhere between “Who killed President Kennedy?” and “Whatever happened to Kennedy, the MTV Veejay?”

Perhaps one of the reasons we’re still asking this question – and struggling to agree on an answer – is because “having it all” means different things to different people. Case in point: We recently asked some of CareerBuilder’s female leaders what the term “having it all” means to them. Continue reading >>

By in Diversity in the Workplace, Leadership

Gen X is often referred to as the forgotten or ignored generation because there is persistent talk about boomers and Gen Y, but what about Gen X? In general they’re tech savvy and self-reliant and want to be entrepreneurial/get ahead at work, but many of them feel stuck in their careers. In this post we’ll delve into the issues and challenges facing Gen Xers in the workplace, typical traits/characteristics associated with them, and offer tips on how employers can help them get back in the spotlight.

What About Gen X? Empower the Ignored Generation in the Workplace

Forgotten. Lost. Ignored. Overlooked. No, we’re not talking about Mindy Kaling or this year’s other outrageous Emmy snubs; these are actually terms that have been used to describe Gen X.

Generally defined as individuals born between 1966 and 1980, give or take a few years, Gen Xers have to contend with the fact that they’re sandwiched between their more buzzed-about workplace counterparts: baby boomers and millennials.  Continue reading >>

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This Fourth of July Celebrate Your Independence — And Employees

David Novak had so many pictures of his employees covering the walls in his office that he had to start using the ceiling. Who is he? Oh, just the CEO of one of the world’s largest restaurant companies — Yum! Brands, which includes KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. And why does he do it? Because he believes that it’s people who make a company successful and showing them appreciation and recognition for a job well done can go a long way. Continue reading >>

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From Working Girls to Devils in Prada: Top Female Leaders on Film and TV

Of the many reasons to love the movie “Working Girl” (i.e., the epic dialogue, the epic love triangle, Joan Cusack’s epic eye makeup), watching Melanie Griffith’s Tess McGill grow from wallflower to ambitious executive is at the top. Unfortunately, there are far too few strong female leaders on film and TV; even more unfortunately, these characters are often portrayed as either inherently unlikable or loveable, but “punchlines for being sexless and sad” (as this article from The Wire points out). Continue reading >>

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Hope Gurion: “Mentoring Comes in All Shapes and Sizes.”

Earlier this quarter, CareerBuilder launched a new women’s alliance initiative, CareerBuildHER, with the mission to empower women companywide in their career pursuits. In anticipation of an upcoming CareerBuildHER event focused on mentoring, CareerBuilder’s Chief Product Officer, Hope Gurion, who’s spearheading the mentorship program, spoke with us about the importance of mentoring, what she hopes participants will get out of the program and what “having it all” means to her. Continue reading >>

By in Diversity in the Workplace, Leadership Development

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On Fear and Failure: Leadership Advice from 2014’s Best Commencement Addresses

Fear, failure and the fear of failure were popular themes among the more notable celebrity commencement speeches of 2014. Though actors like Jim Carrey, who made his name as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, and Charlie Day, a self-described “man who’s made a living pretending to eat cat food,” may not seem like obvious choices for shaping the minds of tomorrow’s leaders, they had some surprisingly insightful words for this year’s graduating class. Continue reading >>

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Say “Yes” to No: 6 Ways to Say No at Work and Still Get Ahead

When did “no” become a four-letter word? It seems like only yesterday when Nancy Reagan was on a very special episode of “Diff’rent Strokes” to talk to Gary Coleman about the virtues of saying no. (Those were the days, eh?)

If only the former first lady were around today to speak with today’s working professionals about just saying no at work. Continue reading >>

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5 Leadership Lessons We Can Learn From ‘Scandal’

Do you grab your popcorn and wine as you settle in to watch Thursday night’s addictive political drama “Scandal?” If not, too bad you’re missing out here’s a quick synopsis of the show’s premise: Former White House aide Olivia Pope runs a crisis management firm in Washington, D.C. and her employees — or “gladiators,” as they’re called — are rushed in to fix high-stakes situations for high-profile individuals who are about to commit political suicide. Continue reading >>

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Leadership Lessons from Super Bowl-Winning Coaches

The Super Bowl may be over, but some of us are still wondering when Joe Namath had time to raid Liza Minelli’s closet, swooning over Bruno Mars’ performance, deperately trying to forget the GoDaddy “Bodybuilder” ad, or carrying some extra “Super Bowl weight” (thanks a lot, Totchos).

As the excitement over the game half-time show and commercials finally subsides, however, let’s take some time to reflect on Super Bowls past and what we learned from those who won them. Continue reading >>

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Putting employees first can be your competitive differentiator.

Key to Successful Leadership: Make Your Employees Your MVPs

On a frigid day in New York City, employees at a local Shake Shack were greeted with a smile and a hug. No, it wasn’t a politician making the obligatory rounds to garner votes. It was actually the CEO of Shake Shack’s parent company swinging by voluntarily to personally thank his employees for doing a great job despite Mother Nature’s attempts to the contrary. Continue reading >>

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