TRANSFORMING TEAMS

By Nicole Bianchi, SPHR and PCC, and Todd Darnold, PhD If you think about it (and we have), the majority of work gets done by high-performing teams. Even entrepreneurs who are sole proprietors most likely have vendors who help them run their business. No one truly goes through this life alone – or shouldn’t anyway. Working on an exceptional team can be extremely rewarding. Productive, smart teammates can bring up your game, and together, you can accomplish more than each of you individually. Highly impactful teams can defy math: one plus one can equal three – and then multiply that
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The “Just be Yourself” Challenge / Dr. Mitchel Adler

By Dr. Mitchel Adler 2018 Women’s Leadership Conference Breakout Keynote Speaker “Just be yourself!” Three simple words.  They’re easy to say, but not always easy to do.  As a clinical psychologist, these three basic words make me cringe, as there is a subtle shame that can emerge when we think that it’s simple to “just be yourself.” Being authentic, or “just being yourself,” stands as one of the most challenging tasks in life. Why? Because humans are complex, contextual beings. We each have unique histories that helped shape our brain’s 87 billion neurons into an amazing neural tapestry that is
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Jenny Evans on her #ICAN2018 Session / A Video Message

  A video from Jenny Evans 2018 Women’s Leadership Conference Breakout Keynote Speaker Jenny previews her breakout session ‘It’s Time for a REvolution: Bringing out the Resilient, Authentic Leader’ in this playful video. Check it out to learn more about what to expect and what you could learn – so you can decide if you want to check this one out!
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Leadership and Being You / Angela Hucles

By Angela Hucles 2018 Women’s Leadership Conference Main Stage Keynote Speaker I recently gave the keynote address at the Nichols College Empowering Women in Business Conference and also spoke to the student-athletes on campus. It was a wonderful experience to be in an environment that focuses on preparing students for the real world by giving them practical opportunities to develop skills for success. It was also a very warm and welcoming tight-knit community that focuses on leadership and empowerment, so I felt right at home and like it was a little slice of heaven. In the speech, one of the
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Self-Awareness: What to do about the Truth / Tasha Eurich

By Tasha Eurich 2018 Women’s Leadership Conference Main Stage Keynote Speaker It was a beautiful spring afternoon on the East Coast. I had just finished a keynote for a client, and to say that I was in a hurry would be a slight understatement. With an alarmingly small window of time to catch my flight home, I quickly shook a few hands, hastily packed up my things, and tore into a run once I left the meeting room. As I sprinted through the hotel hallway, I heard equally fast footsteps in the distance. When I turned around, I was surprised
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Work-Life Conflict / Why are we so stressed out?

By Brigid Schulte 2017 Women’s Leadership Conference Breakout Keynote Speaker Author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love & Play When No One has the Time Director, The Good Life Initiative/ Better Life Lab at New America View a piece Brigid wrote on using behavioral science to understand work-life conflict here.  
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Joy Is Not A Bad Word

By Shabnam Mogharabi 2017 Women’s Leadership Conference Keynote Speaker CEO & Executive Producer SoulPancake I trade in the currency of joy. Which, in 2016, means my stock is low. Talking about joy this year can seem like you’re an out-of-touch, doe-eyed utopian. I mean, this was the year that gave us multiple terror attacks, police shootings, the crisis in Syria, Zika, severe floods, Brexit, and the passing of Prince, David Bowie, and Alan Rickman (I mean, Professor Snape – come on!) A conversation about joy might seem like a waste of time when there are so many important, hard, messy things that
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Understanding the Glass Cliff

By Michelle Ryan 2017 Women’s Leadership Conference Executive Summit Guest Presenter Professor of Social and Organisational Psychology/Dean of Postgraduate Research University of Exeter, UK Professor of Diversity University of Groningen, The Netherlands  The glass cliff refers to the phenomenon whereby women are more likely than men to be appointed to leadership positions that are risky. My colleague Prof Alex Haslam and I coined the phrase in 2003 in response to newspaper article from the front page of the business section of The Times. The article reported statistics that suggested that FTSE 100 companies that had the most women on their
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Deborah Roberts on the W/L Challenge

By Deborah Roberts 2017 Women’s Leadership Conference Keynote Speaker Inspiration is one of the most powerful words in the English language.  It accounts for motivation, achievement and success.  Many of us can point to moms, dads, media figures and professionals as the catalyst for change in our lives.  In my case, it was indeed my mother, a woman who wouldn’t be cowed by segregation.  But I also benefited from a special and memorable 6th grade English teacher who publicly and often told me that I had the goods to be someone special.  Those are the voices I hear every day as
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