Register for our free newsletter IF the thought of going back to work tomorrow morning fills you with dread, it could be a sign that it’s time for a change. If you’re looking to boost your career in 2019 with a promotion, pay rise or job change, Laura Holden, from jobs website Reed.co.uk, shares the following tips… Set yourself career goals When you have a clear sense of direction, you’re much more likely to achieve your goals. Set yourself realistic career goals and deadlines to achieve them by. If your ambition is to climb the career ladder, find out exactly what you need to do to get there. Creating a personal action plan is an effective way to monitor your progress. It could simply be a list of five or six achievements you want to accomplish in the next six months – milestones to achieving your overall objectives. For example, if achieving a promotion is your overall objective, you might take a management course as part of one of the steps to get … [Read more...] about Money: Job filling you with dread? How to kick-start your career for the better
Have you ever felt like you had to shrink part of your authentic self to fit in at work? Has your passion for sharing your idea or point of view ever been mislabeled as too aggressive or assertive? If so, you may be one of many women who struggle every day with silencing their voice in the workplace to make others feel comfortable. But eventually, your inability to speak up about workplace issues can affect your ability to advance in your career. Joan Wilmer knows firsthand about the pressures women face to not speak up in fear of retaliation or even being fired. Having served 20 years as a human resources leader partnering with C-suite executives across multiple organizations including The Federal Reserve, Caesars Entertainment, and Citigroup, to name a few, she’s been involved in candid and unedited discussions about budding leaders. “I hear what decision-makers say and I have seen black women being taught to make others in a group feel … [Read more...] about Ladies, Are You Rejecting Your Authentic Self at Work To Make Others Feel Comfortable?
Like many people, Tressa Smallwood, a former schoolteacher, started out on the straight and narrow career path. Now she is making a living off of royalties as a self-published author and other entrepreneurial ventures. “I received my undergrad at University of Maryland Eastern Shore and my master’s from Bowie State University,” said Smallwood. Then, I started my career as a schoolteacher making 40K. Although I loved working with children, I wanted to build wealth for my daughters. I knew I couldn’t do that by working for someone else.” After writing her first novel, A Life to Remember, Smallwood founded LifeChangingBooks.net, a book publishing company that has published 141 book titles. Today, not only has Smallwood found success in the publishing world, she’s been able to transition her publishing knowledge to the film world. Most recently, she executive produced the film Secrets, starring Denise Boutte (Why Did I Get Married?) and Denyce Lawton … [Read more...] about Revenue From Royalties: Finding Success as a Self-Published Author
At the Senior Multicultural Leaders Conference, hosted by Morgan Stanley, top executives gathered to learn about the latest business, financial, and political trends to effectively navigate in an era of change and uncertainty. One of the most valuable elements of this year’s event, recently held at the Pierre Hotel in midtown Manhattan, included master classes on leadership from two of the best chief executive across generations: Former American Express Chairman and CEO Ken Chenault and former Time Warner Chairman and CEO Richard “Dick” Parsons. Drawing from their experiences managing complex organizations against the backdrop of tumultuous events and business transformation, both shared examples, perspectives, and philosophies with attendees. KEN CHENAULT: DEFINE REALITY AND GIVE HOPE Carla Harris, Morgan Stanley’s vice chair, Wealth Management and head of its Multicultural Client Strategy Group, interviewed Chenault, who spent 16 years as CEO of … [Read more...] about Leadership Lessons From Corporate Icons Ken Chenault and Dick Parsons