Why is the ask so important? No doubt, very few of us have seen “effective asker” listed on a résumé or LinkedIn profile. Like many of the essential skills we’ll discuss in this book, the ability to productively persuade another person, group, or organization to give you what you need or want is a skill that is often attributed to natural talent or perhaps one’s personality. As a result, it’s not something that many people think to nurture in themselves or focus on for our girls—despite the fact that a knack for asking (and receiving!) is so crucial to success, whether you’re employed at a large company, trying to get a small business off the ground, working part time, navigating the complicated realities of being a stay-at-home parent, negotiating the terms of your first apartment lease, buying a car, or trying to get the support your daughter needs at school. … [Read more...] about For the next generation of young women, your influence starts with your voice
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When I was at LiveOps, I met with every new person the week they started, and we talked about values. I think that helped get us off to the right start. I’ve always also done “skip level” meetings with groups or individuals as a way to reach more people and hear what was really going on. I also did meetings with my direct reports—and their direct reports—to get a fuller picture of what was happening and build relationships throughout the organization. You may think that it’s impossible to be accessible to people when you have an organization of a certain size, or during a particular trying time that leaves you with little bandwidth, but great leaders show us otherwise. Throughout the pandemic, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has done an amazing job of connecting with 50,000 employees weekly through virtual all-hands meetings, which even includes many board members. He uses these opportunities to connect and cover current events, … [Read more...] about A CEO asks: Can I still form bonds with employees as the company grows?
The Republican act, dubbed HEALS ( Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection, and Schools), would cut supplemental unemployment payments to $200 a week until October. At that point, anyone who’s unemployed would get a maximum of 70% of their prior earnings, with the federal benefit helping raise state payments to that level. The Democratic bill, called the HEROES (Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions) Act, extends the extra $600 in unemployment benefits through the end of the year. … [Read more...] about If $600 unemployment boost doesn’t come back, how do the possible replacements stack up