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Why women should lead boldly | SmartBlogs

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For many years, we’ve known intuitively that having women in top leadership positions means superior organizational performance. Today, a body of data from

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 How women lead and why their leadership style is so successful.

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AnYes van Rhijn's curator insight, March 3, 2014 6:12 AM

8 traits of female leadership you may wish to add to your leadership style whether you are a man or a woman.

Cath Daley's curator insight, March 4, 2014 5:43 AM

The greatest leaders, whether male or female, are those who have the flexibility to change their behaviours and communication to adapt to different circumstances and situations. Having a fixed leadership style makes this more difficult. I believe to be a really successful leader we have to have characteristics of both male and female preferred styles which then enables you to develop this flexibility. One size doesn't fit all.

Cath Daley's curator insight, March 28, 2014 11:28 AM

To boldly go.... or go boldly...

 

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Feminism, One Conference at a Time - New York Times

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Feminism, One Conference at a Time
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It may not be quite what their feminist foremothers imagined (fewer protests, more panels) and yet it is conference culture as consciousness-raising.
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I wish I had the opportunity to be at this conference. I like the suggestion that women need to reclaim the term "feminism" and shape it in regards to gender equity.

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New Group Aims to Increase Number of Women in Management - New York Times

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New York Times New Group Aims to Increase Number of Women in Management New York Times The 30% Club effort in the United States, which has yet to set a percentage goal for women in leadership positions, aims to “develop a pipeline of female talent...
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I was delighted to read about this push to increase women in leadership positions; asking companies to voluntarily boost their numbers of women in leadership and to look at this from a business perspective, rather than just a gender perspective.

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Great Leadership Comes Down To One Thing - Forbes

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Great Leadership Comes Down To One Thing
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If we agree leadership is an organization's competitive advantage, there is a salient formula to allow us to understand, and I believe predict which leaders will be successful.
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This article makes a good case for leaders hiring talent from diverse backgrounds as opposed to always hiring like-minded teams. The diversity offers delivery of alternate solutions when problem solving. Great minds do not always think alike, sometimes thinking differently is just what organizations need to push forward.

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Recent grad: 'Leaning In' helped me land my first job - CNN

Recent grad: 'Leaning In' helped me land my first job - CNN | Women in leadership | Scoop.it
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Recent grad: 'Leaning In' helped me land my first job
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A new book by Sandberg, "Lean In: For Graduates," targets women like us, but we were already paying attention. My Circle is all 20-somethings with dreams of media industry success.
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A wonderful example of how younger women can use the principles of lean in.

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How Successful People Cure Their Blindspots

How Successful People Cure Their Blindspots | Women in leadership | Scoop.it
Do you know what your leadership blindspots are? It’s a trick question because, by definition, blindspots are areas where you lack awareness of your weakness.
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Every leader should post this list in their daily line of sight.

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16 Leadership Quotes To Inspire You To Greatness - Forbes

16 Leadership Quotes To Inspire You To Greatness - Forbes | Women in leadership | Scoop.it

Hello Forbes, contact me for quotes from women leaders to include. Seriously..

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Tell Me Something I Don't Know About Women in the Workplace

Tell Me Something I Don't Know About Women in the Workplace | Women in leadership | Scoop.it
An overview of the often startling research on female leadership.
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This article some of the complicated ways gender manifests itself in our workplaces.

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Lean In 2.0: Getting What you Want, Sheryl Sandberg Style - Forbes

Lean In 2.0: Getting What you Want, Sheryl Sandberg Style - Forbes | Women in leadership | Scoop.it
Lean In 2.0: Getting What you Want, Sheryl Sandberg Style Forbes In addition to presenting the Lean In argument specifically to college graduates, the new edition whether intentionally or not, also addresses the two central criticisms naysayers...
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Lean In 2.0 coming on April 8 with more practical advice. Can't wait to keep this conversation going. Thank you Sheryl Sandburg! Leadership is mentorship.

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Women likely to earn more when told they can negotiate

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Following President Barack Obama's re-election this week, women's rights and equal pay advocate Lilly Ledbetter told NBC News she was overjoyed.


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Women in leadership and at all levels can and should use their skills in negotiating to address pay equity.

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The Gender Pay Gap Costs Women More Than $500 Billion Every Year

The Gender Pay Gap Costs Women More Than $500 Billion Every Year | Women in leadership | Scoop.it
The Gender Pay Gap Costs Women More Than $500 Billion Every Year
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What we haven't heard much about -- at least not since President Obama's latest State of the Union address -- is the gender pay gap.

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"The wage gap has no single easy explanation, but it does exist and it does affect women every day of their working lives."

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The Workforce Activism Spectrum: infographic, including pro tips for dealing with detrators | Marketing magazine Australia

The Workforce Activism Spectrum: infographic, including pro tips for dealing with detrators | Marketing magazine Australia | Women in leadership | Scoop.it

One in five employees regularly defend their employers from criticism, both online and off, and act as powerful advocates for their companies, a new study has found.


Employees Rising: Seizing the Opportunity in Employee Activism, undertaken by public relations firm Weber Shandwick, identifies ‘employee activism’ as a rising and positive social movement. The study recommends engaging with these workers, who it labels as ‘employee activists’, as a priority for businesses.


The survey of 2,300 employees worldwide and found that half have posted messages, pictures or videos on social media about their employer, while four in ten had shared praise or positive comments online about them.


The rise of the employee activist is a phenomenon which employers need to recognize and learn how to leverage, the study recommends.


Access the report to find out more and discover how to implement these four strategies for activating employees:

  1. Accelerate the activism of ProActivists. Ignite the activism of PreActivists and HyperActives
  2. Negate the negatives for ReActivists and Detractors
  3. Communicate in ways that matter
  4. Customise strategies and tactics for each segment

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Employee activisim on social media can be a game changer for driving culture internally and promoting your organization externally to potential employees.

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The Internet and social media are game-changers for employee communications, giving employees an amplified voice. The opportunity for organisations is to harness the exuberance of those employees who see it as their responsibility to be reputation advocates.


The report includes best practices from companies with a strong group of employee activists.  Engaging and encouraging employees requires the support of leadership and internal communications.

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Get in Touch With Your Inner Bossiness

Get in Touch With Your Inner Bossiness | Women in leadership | Scoop.it
Recently, Sheryl Sandberg launched the "Ban Bossy" campaign to help girls and women develop their leadership skills by ridding themselves of the B-word mental shackles....
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We in our middle age need to help young women hone their leadership attributes. Leadership is mentorship.

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California's 'Close The Gap' Tour Is Demanding Gender Equality In Politics - Huffington Post

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California's 'Close The Gap' Tour Is Demanding Gender Equality In Politics
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The state is rapidly moving forward on the Affordable Health Care Act and there has been paid family leave in California since 2002, though it is underused.
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Having more women in office benefits all constituents, U.C. Berkeley and University of Chicago researchers found in their 2011 study "The Jackie and Jill Robinson Effect."

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Jill Abramson and the confidence gap

Jill Abramson and the confidence gap | Women in leadership | Scoop.it
A lack of confidence is holding women back at work yet women who are too confident won't be liked by their colleagues.
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I have enjoyed reading the number of articles around the Jill
Abramson firing. I do believe women can face penalties at work for speaking up about  pay equity.

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Female Teens Attest to Fading Confidence - Women's eNews

Female Teens Attest to Fading Confidence - Women's eNews | Women in leadership | Scoop.it
Female Teens Attest to Fading Confidence
Women's eNews
Girls' loss of leadership confidence in the teen years is tied to the shortage of women in leadership roles later in life, which helps explain a U.S.
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More input into the "ban bossy" campaign. If we know young girls atribute negative connotations to "bossy", why would we keep using the word?

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What Gets in the Way of Listening

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Your inner critic could be to blame. ("What Gets in the Way of Listening" http://t.co/IsQZxDcOi6 #leadership)

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Listening is really the key to communications and one that is often ignored. This brief article reminds us of its importance and points out a few quick habits that are worth paying attention to when practicing active listening.

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As an extrovert i am actively working on this...

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Creating the Best Workplace on Earth: Check List | mrstypo

Creating the Best Workplace on Earth: Check List | mrstypo | Women in leadership | Scoop.it

"Suppose you want to design the best company on earth. What would it be like? HBR finds out that people will not follow a leader they feel is inauthentic. But the executives made it clear that to be authentic, they needed to work for an authentic organization."


Read the full article to find a check list that will help you find out how close your organization is to the ideal, categorized by:

  • Let me by myself
  • Tell me what's really going on
  • Discover and magnify my strengths
  • Make me proud I work here
  • Make my work meaningful
  • Don't hinder me with stupid rules

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Great advice including, " people will not follow a leader they feel is inauthentic."

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Internal communicators sit-up and take notice of these points! You have the ability to help make your workplace the best place on earth.  Almost every one of the items in this check list are something that you can address or help guide individuals to.

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Great advice including, "people will not follow a leader they feel is inauthentic."

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16 Leadership Quotes To Inspire You To Greatness - Forbes

16 Leadership Quotes To Inspire You To Greatness - Forbes | Women in leadership | Scoop.it

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Women Less Likely To Apply For 'Male-Sounding' Jobs

Women Less Likely To Apply For 'Male-Sounding' Jobs | Women in leadership | Scoop.it
The separation of job listings by sex was made illegal in 1968. But are companies effectively alienating female applicants in how they write employment advertisements?
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 Language matters when it comes to employee recruitment.

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How to Deal with Stress, Maintain Presence and Deliver Strong Leadership - Huffington Post

How to Deal with Stress, Maintain Presence and Deliver Strong Leadership - Huffington Post | Women in leadership | Scoop.it
How to Deal with Stress, Maintain Presence and Deliver Strong Leadership
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Leadership includes both the head and the heart. This article provideds some direction on where and how you can find your balance and emotional intelligence.

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Internally Focused Tasks of A Chief Innovation Officer - Forbes

Internally Focused Tasks of A Chief Innovation Officer - Forbes | Women in leadership | Scoop.it
Internally Focused Tasks of A Chief Innovation Officer
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The previous blog post detailed how corporate innovation leaders can source external ideas to broaden internal thinking.
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Changing the employees' environment with external stimuli can create a whole new conversation and add innovation to the room.

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Obama Says Wage Gaps Remain 50 Years After Equal Pay Law Passed - Bloomberg

Obama Says Wage Gaps Remain 50 Years After Equal Pay Law Passed - Bloomberg | Women in leadership | Scoop.it
Bloomberg Obama Says Wage Gaps Remain 50 Years After Equal Pay Law Passed Bloomberg President Barack Obama marked the 50th anniversary of Equal Pay Act that was supposed to abolish wage disparity based on sex by saying the gains made by women...
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Women who work full time in the U.S. make an average of 77 cents for every dollar men make. This shouldn't be news to anyone, but happy there is some progress.

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Mentorship & Why it Matters for Finding Your Dream job - bSmart

Mentorship & Why it Matters for Finding Your Dream job - bSmart | Women in leadership | Scoop.it
Are you looking for how
to find your dream job? Katie Hamilton shares how finding a mentor can help find your dream job! (RT @bSmartGuide: .@katiehamilton opens up about #mentorship and why it is vital for #women in the workplace.
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Rule number one in fundraising and in general, " you don't ask, you don't get."  So, if your employer does not have a mentor program set up, ask for mentorship anyway. I have never had anyone turn me down when I have asked for mentorship on a focused issue or approach. Be clear for yourself and your prospective mentor what you are asking for specifically and why."

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A Candid Conversation With 5 Women Leaders of Advertising and Media - Adweek

A Candid Conversation With 5 Women Leaders of Advertising and Media - Adweek | Women in leadership | Scoop.it
Adweek A Candid Conversation With 5 Women Leaders of Advertising and Media Adweek The message that we feel resonates in the magazine, that we've really seen resonate is about female leadership and about women fessing up to being ambitious and...
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smart women leading the way and making change from the top. 

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The 5 Secrets Of Reinventors - Fast Company

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The 5 Secrets Of Reinventors
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And they get tired of superficial trappings such as big houses, private jets, and expensive suits. “They feel called to make everything better for everyone,” he says.
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Acknowledge that what got you where you are today isn’t going to get you where you want to go tomorrow

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