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?
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
Gary Hall has been elected board chair of the top regulator that supervises the nation’s multi-trillion dollar municipal securities market. A longtime industry executive, Hall will become the first African American to chair the board of directors of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) beginning Oct. 1. The Washington, D.C.-based MSRB establishes rules for financial professionals and provides information tied to the issuance and sale of municipal bonds, notes, and other securities offered by U.S. investment firms and banks. Hall has been a member of the governing board of the municipal securities market regulator since 2015. He now leads its finance committee and is a member of the steering committee. He also is senior managing director, national head of investment banking and equity partner at Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co. L.L.C. Seibert was No. 3 in taxable securities, and No. 1 in tax-exempt securities on the BE INVESTMENT … [Read more...] about He Grew Up in Chicago Public Housing. Now He Is the First African American Ever to Lead MSRB
BUSINESS 07/16/2018 10:07 am ET Germany is Amazon’s second largest national market after the United States. FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Thousands of workers will walk off the job on Tuesday at Amazon warehouses in Germany to demand better working conditions, joining colleagues in Spain and Poland in taking action that coincides with a major sales promotion. The Verdi services union called the one-day strike to back its demand for labor contracts that guarantee healthy working conditions at fulfilment centers run by the world’s largest e-commerce company. “The message is clear - while the online giant gets rich, it is saving money on the health of its workers,” said Stefanie Nutzenberger, Verdi’s top official responsible for the retail sector. The one-day strike at six facilities in Germany coincides with Seattle-based Amazon’s Prime Day promotion. Workers in Spain are out on a three-day strike, meanwhile, while in Poland they are staging a work … [Read more...] about Amazon Workers’ Strike In Germany, Spain And Poland Coincides With Prime Day
caption Try developing your passion instead. source Strelka Institute/Flickr The psychology of being passionate about something is complicated. A new paper distinguishes between college students who think their interests are innate and those who think their interests can be cultivated. The first group of students was more inclined to be interested in topics outside their field of study. The paper authors, as well as other experts, say it’s dangerous to believe that passion is something you simply find because you may be unwilling to do the hard work necessary to develop it. As a sophomore in college, I took an introductory chemistry class. To this day, I’m not entirely sure why. I remember that semester as being spent mostly in the library with the teaching assistant, watching her draw the same image on a chalkboard dozens of times until I “got it” (i.e. understood just enough that I wouldn’t fail the exam). I suspect … [Read more...] about All that advice to ‘find your passion’ isn’t just cliché — it could be actively bad