15 February 2014

Leadership in the News

Women's Leadership Summit

The Women's Leadership Summit is on Wednesday, March 5, from 2:30-5:30 pm at the Peterson Heritage Center on campus. Registration is $5 and includes keynote speaker and Associate Dean of the School of Business Natalie Gochnour, breakout sessions, meeting time with community and campus mentors, and a reception featuring networking opportunities and community partner tables.

The breakout sessions will include a student leadership panel featuring former ASUU President Neela Pack, Tianna Tu, and Stephanie Cooper, a panel examining the Imposter Theory featuring Vice President Dr. Barb Snyder, Dr. Ginger Smoak presenting on women's leadership through history, and Dr. Susie Porter presenting on cultural perceptions of leadership regarding stereotypes of women.

To register for the Summit, please click here.

10 Phrases Great
Speakers Never Say
Jeff Haden
While it's really hard to immediately win over a crowd, it's really easy for a speaker to lose the room within the first few minutes of a presentation.
To make sure you don't lose your audience, here's Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, serial entrepreneur and founder of TwitterCounter and The Next Web, with ten things you should never say during your presentations:  Click here to read more.

Professional LinkedIn Profile Tips: A Checklist of 17
Must-Have Items
Neal Schaffer

LinkedIn continues to evolve at a fast pace - but is your profile still stuck in pre-2013 times? I've blogged about LinkedIn profile mistakes as well as LinkedIn profile inbound marketing tips and LinkedIn profile tips for 2013. It's been 9 months since that last post and it's time to provide you all an update aligned with all of LinkedIn's changes this year.
Consider your LinkedIn Profile to be equivalent to the front page for the website of you. Whatever activity you do on LinkedIn, it will always lead people back to your profile. Think of all the time and effort that businesses put into investing into creating a well-branded and strategic website. Have you spent even a fraction of that time in thinking about how to create a strong professional LinkedIn profile?  Click here to read more.

How To Seize Your
Most Productive Hours
To Get Things Done 
Laura Vanderkam

It's standard time management advice: match your most difficult tasks to your most productive times. But what if seizing your most productive hours is easier said than done?
I was thinking about this question the other day while studying a time log I received for my Mosaic project (a book I'm writing on how professional women with kids spend their time). This particular engineer kept track of her time for a week and noted that she got into a real flow at work right around 4 p.m. The major meetings were done, and so were the interruptions. She'd been mulling over her problems and had put together solutions. Unlike some of us, she still had enough energy to conquer the world.
The problem? She needed to pick up her kids from after school care. Add in buffer time for traffic and she was getting precious few of these peak minutes to work. Click here to read more.

How Can Young Women Develop a Leadership Style?
Allison Graham

Young women may face unique challenges in asserting and developing a leadership style. Some struggle with managing others while maintaining a "good girl" image. They don't want to be ignored, but they don't want to be seen as too pushy, either. It's a delicate balance to find a style that's effective and feels like a good fit.
Leadership experts say women must navigate a "double-bind": If they assert themselves forcefully, people may perceive them as not acting feminine enough, triggering a backlash. But if they act in a stereotypically feminine way, they aren't seen as strong leaders.

1 comment:

  1. I would love if you guys posted these new blog posts on your Facebook site! I just signed up for this. Super excited.