Leadership Development 74
“I just knew I wanted to make a difference somehow, but I couldn’t identify exactly how,” says Amazon.com recruiter Jessica Salo, of her decision to apply to the Hadassah Leadership Fellows Program (HLF). The HLF is a two-year fellowship program designed to inspire and cultivate future leaders who want to affect change on global scale. Now in her second year of the program, Salo says has discovered a passion for “finding areas in my life where I can directly influence change.”
As of right now, Jessica is influencing change in her role at Amazon.
Ladies, we need to be nicer to each other — and to ourselves. There is a perpetuating storm of controversy around high-powered women asserting that we all have to make a decision between success at home and at the office. The debate has politely raged for some time now. However, when PepsiCo’s CEO Indra Nooyi, speaking at the Aspen Ideas Festival, commented that women couldn’t have it all, that they can only pretend to have it all, I knew it was time to weigh in.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Maybe the confusion lies in the fact that they’re called “soft” skills. I was at the Close It Summit last month in Washington, D.C. where leaders from the business and education spheres came together to discuss the dire skills gap this country is facing and what we can do about it.
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