The Secrets to Successful Networking from the Most Connected Women
(Fast Company, 20.11.14)
Ten successful women share how they’ve mastered the art of meaningful networking.
Measuring the Impact of Your Pro Bono Program
Just because this year’s Pro Bono Week is behind us doesn’t mean that corporate volunteer leaders should shift their attention from pro bono service. Indeed, this form of employee volunteering has become so effective and popular that, for the first time, a study is underway to standardize reporting and document the value of pro bono service to communities and companies.
Leadership in Liminal Times
(Harvard Business Review, 10.10.14)
Leaders have always shown their mettle in times of liminality. The term comes from Arnold van Gennep, the Belgian anthropologist who first outlined the common patterns in how cultures mark transitions from one human state to another (for example, from adolescence to adulthood). In his 1909 book The Rites of Passage he described three stages of separation from one world and entry into another. The liminal (or threshold) stage is central.
The Secret to an Engaged Workforce and a Gossip-Free Office
Disengagement has become an epidemic in the workplace. Caused by office politics, goal misalignment and managers who hobble employee growth rather than help, there’s no denying our people often struggle to stay engaged. In fact, a 2013 study by Gallup discovered 70 percent of the workforce is disengaged on the job.
“A lot of people are afraid to tell the truth, to say no. That’s where toughness comes into play. Toughness is not being a bully. It’s having backbone.” —Robert Kiyosaki