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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.
Precillia participated in a team building session with her manager and peers at an improv theater in Boston. As a big fan of comedy, she expected the experience to be fun. What she didn’t expect was to come out of the day with improv techniques to improve her capabilities as a team member and a manager.
Elissa Sangster recently shared her thoughts on the Accepted.com podcast.
In fields traditionally led by men like technology and manufacturing, doors are opening for women. And while it's a nice notion that simply leaning in could get us on the other side, it requires more than that. It requires walking through. Forcefully. Graciously. And immediately.
Debra Coleman briefly tried working in a school…and in a corporate law office…and in a law firm that collected delinquent taxes. “I had no idea what I wanted to do!” she recalls. Graduating from Williams College with a liberal arts…