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?.

Mary Barra’s Bumpy Ride at the Wheel of GM | TIME

Great article on leadership. What a role model! Read it and learn. 🙂

I happen to know from my inside view, there really is a new G.M.

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Mary Barra’s Bumpy Ride at the Wheel of GM | TIME.

Taking the sting out of criticism at work

Most people have a hard time responding effectively to negative feedback.

Here’s a good article from Fortune Magazine that may help you to think about it,
and subsequently, respond to it in a different way:

Little Girl Covering EarsTaking the sting out of criticism at work.

In the Company of Givers and Takers – Harvard Business Review

Businesswoman.
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.

6 Eye-Opening Employee Engagement Statistics – TalentCulture

The numbers are rolling in, and it’s more an more clear that the positive effects of employee engagement are enormous, yet only 25% of CEOs report having an employee engagement plan in place.

What is your organization doing to capture the ROI of high employee engagement? I’d love to hear what’s working best for you.clapping

6 Eye-Opening Employee Engagement Statistics – TalentCulture.

Simon Sinek: Why good leaders make you feel safe | Talk Video | TED.com

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What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety — especially in an uneven economy — means taking on big responsibility.

via Simon Sinek: Why good leaders make you feel safe | Talk Video | TED.com.

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations – Judith E. Glaser, and Richard D. Glaser – Harvard Business Review

The more I learn, the more fascinated I have become with the neurochemistry of our interactions with others. Even more intriguing, is its powerful effect on all of our relationships, both within the workplace and without, and on our subsequent professional success (or lack thereof.)

I’d love to hear about your personal experiences as a leader related to this topic, and what you have learned from them.

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The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations – Judith E. Glaser, and Richard D. Glaser – Harvard Business Review.