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January Is A Good Time To Do A Lot... Not Just Lie On The Beach

Image by Getty and  ten daily

Image by Getty and ten daily

I was interviewed by Claire Isaac on making career changes in January.  Common thinking is that it’s not a good time. But who wants to be common?  In fact, not only is January a great time to re-examine your career, but my clients have a great strike rate in December as well.   Read more …

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3 Steps to Get The Top #Job You Really Want 💪🏼💗 - interview with Warwick Merry CSP

Warwick Merry and I caught to interview each other around our areas of expertise. 

He asked me about some of the issues that women face.

So many women know they are ready for the next job up the ladder but they struggle to land that next big role.   He asked me "how can a woman/person get that top job they really want?" 

Here are my three top tips

Research tells us that executive women struggle with self advocacy and self promotion - it's a potential minefield when you get it wrong, yet hard to navigate easily for women with a socialised archetype for helping others.

So my three tip tips? 
Learn to -
1) Back Yourself
2) Sell Yourself
3) Express Your Value in a way your target understands

Check out the video for a bit more detail and drop me a mote if you need some help.

The communication habits that can undermine women's power - DAILY LIFE

Thanks to Karina Lane - Daily Life, SMH & The Age for interviewing me.

NOVEMBER 12 2017

Article by Karina Lane

Article by Karina Lane

I'm pretty passionate about helping women into the C-suite, and sometimes it's our language and mannerisms that can get in the way. Firstly because they are different to those of the incumbent at times which can contribute to "exclusion" and secondly, because they've not been a problem before if you worked in mostly feminised industries or in lower level roles, so you may not know that there is any difference or what is going wrong.

Being able to sharpen all the tools in your leadership toolkit is awesome.  Language and communication habits fit in this toolkit. Sometimes it's as simple as one small change to a verbal habit and it can make ll the difference.

As someone heading into the C-suite, self awareness and personal development will be part and parcel of your journey. There are times when you need to acknowledge that another way might be more helpful.  

Thanks to Karina for interviewing me for her article in Daily Life.

 

"I spent years working on my confidence, and knew the ins and outs of assertive communication. I was all about girl power. Apologise for taking up space? Not this lady.
But then I read Tara Mohr's book Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create and Lead. Mohr argues that women constantly diminish their power with speech habits that make us appear apologetic, surprised or even uncertain about what we're saying. This means our ideas and opinions are unappreciated and not valued."
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The Power of Flexibility: A Key Enabler to Boost Gender Parity and Employee Engagement - Bain & Co

February 04, 2016 Bain Brief

By Melanie Sanders, Jennifer Zeng, Meredith Hellicar and Kathryn Fagg

Excerpt and link below

" The way we work today is fundamentally different than how we worked a decade ago. Gone are the days when employees would work 9 to 5, Monday to Friday, and only within the four walls of the office. Thanks to leaps in technology, businesses now run 24/7 from anywhere and everywhere.

Flexible workplaces are becoming the norm. Employees are increasingly seeking flexibility in when, where and how they work. This growing demand is rooted in shifts in workforce demographics, accompanied by changing expectations of work-life integration. For example, the percentage of dual-income households in Australia has increased from 40% in 1983 to nearly 60% in 2013.1 We have seen the percentage of working mothers with children under the age of 18 increase by 6% in the past decade.2 The aging population means employees are staying in the workplace longer, often in a more flexible capacity. And the current generation of new recruits, known as millennials, has very different work expectations than their baby boomer parents. Survey after survey has shown what millennials want most is to work flexibly.3

For women, workplace flexibility is especially important.  ....."

 

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