Andy Molinsky : Reach: Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone
Wednesday, May 17 2017 12:00 - 1:00pm ET

Do you feel comfortable delivering bad news to a team member? Do you look forward to speaking in public? Do you enjoy networking? Is it easy for you to speak your mind and be assertive with friends and colleagues? If you answered no to any of these questions, this webinar is for you. What often sets successful people apart is their willingness to do things that most of us fear. What’s more, we have the false notion that successful people like to do these things, when the truth is that successful people have simply found their own way to do them. Based on Dr. Molinsky’s research, as well as his own quest to reach outside his comfort zone, this webinar will help you take the thing you’re most afraid of and make it a proud part of your personal repertoire and ultimately enhance your career. -In this webinar, you’ll learn: -The psychological roadblocks people face when acting outside their comfort zone -The most common avoidance strategies -How to successfully overcome these barriers and jump start your confidence and courage

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Talk Human to Me: Having Authentic Conversations Online That Truly Connect
April, 19 2017 12:00 - 1:00pm ET

Many of us are becoming bot-like with our online communication, filling emails with an endless stream of platitudes and canned responses. These interactions lack the level of emotion and thought that we expect from human communication. In the process of putting our communication on autopilot, we are devaluing the very purpose of our conversations--to build bonds. Human-centered communication puts the focus back on injecting our conversations with authenticity, personality, and thoughtfulness. The goal is to maximize the impact of our communication to truly connect with one another. By being more human we can build better relationships.

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Catalyst: Negotiate Your Role, Accelerate Your Career
February 21, 2017 1:00 - 2:00pm ET

Pay is probably the first thing that comes to mind when you think about workplace negotiations and gender equality. But in reality, individuals negotiate many aspects of their careers, including bids for more satisfying and challenging roles. During this webinar, you’ll learn about a recent study conducted by Catalyst Inc.—in partnership with Smith College Executive Education.

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Dr. Rebecca Newton: One in 1.7 Billion: Your Unique Strengths and Energizers at Work
January 17, 2017 10:00 - 11:00am ET

The strongest leaders are aware of their own unique strengths, apply them powerfully and know how to energize the people around them for optimized performance.

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Henna Inam: Leading Powerfully in Change & Ambiguity
August 24, 2016
12:00 - 1:00pm ET

Change and ambiguity is all around us. However, leading ourselves and others through change can be just as much a challenge as it is a core competency for leaders to grow.

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Terri Tierney Clark: Sponsorship: The Proven Path to Leadership
April 7, 2016 12:00 - 1:00pm ET

One of the most critical contributors to diverse leadership is Sponsorship of high potential women and minority professionals. Sponsors, not mentors, help their protégé’s ascension to the top at their organizations by advocating for their pay, projects, and promotions.

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Interview with Tom Rath #1 New York Times Bestseller
January 15, 2016 11:00 - 11:40am ET

Tom Rath's background in education, and career path makes him uniquely qualified to summarize statistics and growing research on three essential keys that open doors and contribute to our daily sense of well-being, as well as our relationships and career:

  • Energy: How we can improve physical and mental health by focusing on how we eat, move, and sleep
  •  Relationships: How to have interactions that create more positive than negative moments, with a focus on experiences rather than stuff
  • Meaning: How we can move beyond the pursuit of happiness to live with a purpose and perspective that benefits others

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Bonnie Marcus: Mastering the Art of Savvy Self-Promotion
December 16, 2015 12:00 - 1:00pm ET

Savvy self-promotion has always been a challenge for women in the workplace. We understand its importance, yet we hesitate to promote ourselves. If we do attempt to self-promote, we are often puzzled by how to do it effectively and authentically.

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Catalyst: Mind Your Culture Gap to Keep Your Top Talent
November 18, 2015 12:00 - 1:00pm ET

Masculine, “bro,” and hyper-aggressive workplace cultures have captured much media attention over the past several years. Whether focused on Silicon Valley or Wall Street, journalists describe the obstacles such cultures pose for women, but not for men.

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Dr. Rebecca Newton Intentionality: Deciding is the Missing Step to Leading Well
September 23, 2015 10:00 - 11:00am ET

The best leaders give consideration to, and are purposeful about, their leadership intent (the kind of leader they want to be) and their leadership impact (the legacy they want to leave). It determines how we lead, day-in, day-out.

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Dr. Tim Pychyl: Solving the Procrastination Puzzle
August 20, 2015 12:00 - 1:00pm ET

Everyone reports procrastinating at least occasionally, and research indicates that 20% of the population might be considered chronic procrastinators. Whether occasional or chronic, it’s a coping strategy we could do without, as this needless delay undermines our performance, well-being, and health.

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Dr. James Stellar: Teaching Leadership in the Workplace
July 15, 2015 12:00 - 1:00pm ET

Experiential learning engages not only the content-learning part of the brain, but the more foundational part of the brain as well, which evolved first. This part of the brain acts rapidly to draw conclusions based on tacit knowledge - the type of knowledge that separates the leaders from the followers.

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Dr. Shalini Bahl: Mindfulness: An Antidote to Autopilot at Work
June 17, 2015 12:00 - 1:00pm ET

Neuroscience suggests that the practice of paying attention in the moment with gentle curiosity and non-reactivity enables an efficient use of cognitive resources and a meta-awareness of habitual patterns, both of which can improve decision-making.

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Dr. Barbara Fredrickson: Positivity Resonates
May 6, 2015 12:00 - 1:00pm ET

Dr. Fredrickson's research also points to simple daily practices that can increase your daily diet of love and other positive emotions at home and in the workplace. She will also introduce you to free on-line tracking tools that you can use to monitor your progress.

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David Ryan Polgar: Overplugged: Creating Mental Space For Aha Moments! Excuse me, can you please put down your phone?
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 12:00 - 1:00pm ET

Why relying on willpower for tech balance may be a big mistake -Strategies for incorporating more reflection in your day -How boredom should be embraced, not eliminated -The folly of multitasking with tips to change -Creative ways to allow your brain to wander and wonder -Ways that a mental food plate can be applied to your life -If you’re overplugged.

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Bonnie Marcus: How to Identify and Cultivate The Workplace Relationships That Count.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 12:00 - 1:00pm ET

Women are great at building relationships but miss out on many opportunities because of their hesitancy to leverage these relationships and network with focus and intention. Cultivating relationships and mobilizing them on their behalf is a key exercise of leadership. Learning how to identify the decision makers and influencers in your organization and building relationships of trust and confidence is critical in order to move your career forward.

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Jennifer Brown: Everyone has a Diversity Story: According to Gallup, a full 70% of American employees report feeling “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” at work.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:00 - 1:00pm ET

In this lively and informative session you’ll discover: - The shifting definitions of diversity and inclusion in the workplace today. The Iceberg Model: where we set our own waterline, and why - The role and pervasiveness of “covering” in today’s workplace - The business case for Diversity and Inclusion - Welcomed, Valued, Respected, and Heard℠: A new model for Inclusion - What leading companies are doing to build more inclusive workplace cultures for the future.

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Gloria Feldt : No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 12:00 - 1:00pm ET

In this engaging session, you will learn immediately usable skills and insights that will enable you to turn chaos into opportunity, including how to: - Think like Monty Python—see the bright side of any situation, and understand that whoever is most comfortable with the ambiguity created by change is most likely to benefit from it. - See your moment and seize it.

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Andy Molinsky : Global Dexterity
Friday, December 12, 2014, 12:00 - 1:00pm ET

It goes beyond merely acknowledging cultural differences. It means you can adapt your behavior to conform to new cultural contexts without losing your authentic self in the process. Not only is this difficult, it’s typically completely outside of our comfort zones. In today's global economy, managing and communicating with people from other cultures is an essential skill. Most of us collaborate with teams across borders and cultures on a regular basis. What’s needed now is a critical new skill, something author Andy Molinsky calls global dexterity.

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Rita McGrath : The End of Competitive Advantage
Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:00 - 1:00pm ET

Recognized as one of the top ten management thinkers by global management award Thinkers50 in 2013, she's also been recognized as one of the top ten business school professors to follow on Twitter and was named one of the 25 smartest women to follow on Twitter by Fast Company magazine.

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Linda Newborn : Leadership That Inspires
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:00 - 1:00pm PM ET

Former Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at Deere & Company. A recipient of the Athena Business Women’s Award, the American Association of University Women Community Woman of Excellence Award, and Illinois’ Most Powerful and Influential Women Award.

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