Companies Drain Women’s Ambition After Only 2 Years – HBR

This is interesting although discouraging data, but likely not surprising to many. What has been your experience been like?
I’d love to hear about exceptions to this, and, the reasons you think they have occurred.

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Companies Drain Women’s Ambition After Only 2 Years – HBR.

Fostering women leaders: A fitness test for your top team

Confident BusinesswomanThe challenges are well known: women in business continue to face a formidable gender gap for senior-leadership positions.

Moreover, there are fewer and fewer women at each step along the path to the C-suite, although they represent a majority of entry-level employees at Fortune 500 companies and outnumber men in college-graduation….

via Fostering women leaders: A fitness test for your top team | McKinsey & Company.

How Can I Make Sure My Resume Gets Past Resume Robots and into a Human’s Hand?

j0443136When people tell me that they’ve been looking for a new job for many months, but have gotten nowhere, I explore with them what exactly they have been doing.

Often, what it turns out that their job hunt has consisted mainly of scrolling through job postings online,(usually around 10 or 11 o’clock at night),and every now and then clicking “submit.” When I tell them that this is usually the least effective way to find a job, especially, the ideal job for them, they are often surprised.

This cool info-graphic illustrates a major reason why:

How Can I Make Sure My Resume Gets Past Resume Robots and into a Human's Hand?.

Signs That You Lack Emotional Intelligence – HBR

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Have you noticed that those who most could use some help with their emotional intelligence are often the least likely to know it?

Here is a wonderful article on the subject that could help you or someone else shed some light on this. (Remember, unlike IQ, which is largely fixed, EI is something that can be learned and improved, often with the help of good tools and an excellent coach.)

Signs That You Lack Emotional Intelligence – HBR.

Barbara Natterson-Horowitz: What veterinarians know that doctors don’t | Talk Video | TED.com

What do you call a veterinarian that can only take care of one species? A physician. In a fascinating talk, Barbara Natterson-Horowitz shares how a species-spanning approach to health can improve medical care of the human animal — particularly when it comes to mental health.

To my physician readers and clients particularly, check out this amazing talk from TEDMED:

via Barbara Natterson-Horowitz: What veterinarians know that doctors don't | Talk Video | TED.com.

In the Company of Givers and Takers – Harvard Business Review

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This is really interesting! How do you show up? How do the people in your organization show up?

In the Company of Givers and Takers – Harvard Business Review.

The Biggest Mistakes I See on Resumes, and How to Correct Them | Google HR Chief

For those of you who are looking for a new position, or,business paperspng expect to be soon, here is a a useful post from the top HR person at Google:

The Biggest Mistakes I See on Resumes, and How to Correct Them | LinkedIn.

The Strange, Difficult Questions CEOs Ask in Job Interviews | LinkedIn

Businesswoman Smiling During MeetingDon’t be blindsided by a “surprise” question. Read, think about and save these as a resource when preparing for future interviews.

The Strange, Difficult Questions CEOs Ask in Job Interviews | LinkedIn.

How To Win At Professional Networking Every Time

Some interesting ideas here. The author states that even though with networking “80% is showing up”, it’s the other 20% that counts. What do you think? And, what have you found works best for you?u3people

How To Win At Professional Networking Every Time.

Why You Hate Work – NYTimes.com

This is an excellent article. How would you rate yourself on each of these measures?

Tony Schwartz and Chistine Porath get it right again as they discuss why the way we’re working isn’t working, and some of the basic principles of the Energy Project.

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Why You Hate Work – NYTimes.com.