Boost Your Creativity!

By Nicole Williams 2015 Women’s Leadership Conference Breakout Session Speaker Sitting in the same office staring at the same co-workers day in and day out can lead to major apathy. How can you blast yourself and your team out of a rut to think more creatively about your work? Here are a few ways to rekindle your inspiration.
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ICAN and Creighton University Announce “IMPACT”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 11, 2015 ICAN and Creighton University Announce “IMPACT” – A New Leadership Development Program for Graduate Level Credit to Help Individuals Lead Impactful, High-Performing Teams ICAN (The Institute for Career Advancement Needs) and the Creighton University Heider College of Business are excited to announce an educational partnership in bringing a new, first of its kind, leadership development program to the Omaha business community and beyond. IMPACT is an 8-session program – over the course of 5 months – with a curriculum for developing people managers to make a stronger impact on their teams and, in return,
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The Stunning Power of Collaboration

By Stacey Flowers 2015 Women’s Leadership Conference Breakout Session Speaker Click image above to view a video blog by Stacey Flowers about how to harness the stunning power of collaboration, dispel the myths and draw out the best skills from a group to work towards a successful goal.
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Confidence, Composure, Credibility: The 3 C’s of maintaining a collaborative spirit at work

By Michelle Ray 2015 Women’s Leadership Conference Breakout Session Speaker It is often said that we spend more time with our work colleagues than our own families. With many of us working long hours, the pressure of juggling multiple tasks, doing more with less and managing mounting stress can often take a toll. In addition, we find ourselves spinning our wheels knowing that we need to be the best versions of ourselves at all times; maintaining a helpful and pleasant demeanor with our internal and external clients alike. However, the ability to work collaboratively while being mindful of our emotions sometimes
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How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

By Selena Rezvani 2015 Women’s Leadership Conference Breakout Session Speaker On a regular old day, you’re plugging along, attending to the work tasks in front of you. Maybe you’re plotting out what assignments are coming up. Maybe you’re engrossed in a project with a tight deadline. Either way, you’re feeling good, generally speaking, about your work, your career decisions and progress. And then you do it.
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Compassionate Leadership

By Mary Prefontaine 2015 Women’s Leadership Conference Breakout Session Speaker ICAN Program Leader Season Greetings from Vancouver! Since leaving my post as ICAN’s CEO last May, I have taken a breath or two, stretched myself, and discovered new things – both on my yoga mat and in my life.  One discovery that has captured my attention is the scientific research between neurology and compassion – how through meditation and mindfulness we can transform our brains, our business and our world.
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ICAN Faculty Working in East Africa

By Marty Malley Shrinking Borders, ICAN Program Leader In October, two of our faculty members conducted a first of its kind leadership development event in Tanzania.  This began as a concept exploration in 2011, was advanced by Mary Prefontaine (ICAN’s former CEO) and Marty Malley (DLM faculty), and culminated in a 2-day event led by Dawn Gelderloos (DLM faculty) and myself.
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The Five People You Must Have in Your Network

By Jo Miller 2014 ICAN Women’s Leadership Conference Breakout Session Speaker An emerging leader asks: “As a program manager, I rely on heavily influencing without authority to get my job done. As part of my development plan, my manager suggested that I expand my network among our internal business partners so that I can be more influential. However, I don’t want to be seen spending too much time unnecessarily schmoozing. Where should I start?”
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Women Economists Finally Get Their Just Due

By Dr. Sherry Cooper 2014 ICAN Women’s Leadership Conference Keynote Speaker First thing next month, Janet Yellen will become the first woman to Chair the Federal Reserve Board—arguably, the most important economic policy job in the world. While a breakthrough on many fronts, this is particularly noteworthy because of the appalling representation of women in economics. Janet Yellen was awarded her doctorate from Yale University in 1971. At that time, women received only 8% of all doctorates in economics (out of roughly 800 in total). When I received mine in 1978, the percentage had risen to about 10%. While those
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Interview Wisely!

By Amy Dorn Kopelan 2014 ICAN Women’s Leadership Conference Breakout Session Speaker Executive Producer, Bedlam Productions Inc. www.bedlamproductionsinc.com How many people confide in a friend before an interview that they have butterflies in their stomach? Almost everyone you know? You probably understand just what they’re feeling because you’ve had the same experience.
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