Books that cultivate leadership, expound on desirable traits for successful people, and are informative in areas of business compose the perfect summer reading list.
Posts in Career Advancement
Forté Executive Director Elissa Sangster analyzes what prevents so many women from rising above mid-level management.
When deciding whether an MBA is right for you, think about what you want to do with your career in the future. An MBA will only enhance your skills and make you a more valuable employee for knowing both the technical and the business side of things.
Compassion is a key characteristic for a strong military leader. This is surprising since compassion is seen as a "female" trait. If we consider it as a leadership trait instead, how can you apply it to your own workplace?
Do you have any idea how others perceive you? Maybe it's time to find out.
Beyoncé wasn’t always Beyoncé. Courage is what made her the businesswoman, pop deity, and modern (some say feminist) cultural role model she is today.
We tend to hate failure because we don’t put it in the right perspective. We often internalize our shortcomings, deeming ourselves the failure, rather than recognizing that we simply fell short of our own objectives. When cast in the correct light, you can see that failure is no enemy; it is your greatest teacher.
Most communication is spontaneous. Think about it — how often do you get to pull out that canned speech you memorized to explain who you are to a complete stranger? It’s important to be flexible and improvise when you are meeting new people in a professional context. Planning the highlights of what you want to say at networking events will help you engage confidently in these interactions.
One of the tools that Precillia has adopted, both in her job as well as in her roles as a wife and mother to two young girls, is the “Four Ds” - Delete, Defer, Delegate, and Do.
There were numerous takeaways from this session at the Forté C2B Conference, but upon surveying the reactions of Ali's fellow attendees and asking what advice they would pass along to a friend, we focused on five key pieces of advice from Marjie Terry.