Tagged: leadership

Women in the Workplace

6 Pieces of Advice for Women in the Workplace

Last week I had the pleasure of attending my first networking event with the Young Professional Women’s Association of Worcester.  Founded in 2011, the YPWA helps to engage and empower Worcester’s young professional women through both social and educational events, and creates opportunities to bring them together. This particular event was a ‘Working Women Panel’ […]

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The Importance of Continued Professional Training

Companies often invest a lot more time, money and energy in the professional development and training of new hires than established employees. According to Forbes “spending on corporate training grew by 15% (the highest growth rate in seven years) to over $70 billion in the U.S.” Yes, that’s right, billion with a “B.” It can […]

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True Leadership Means Impacting Others

True Leadership Means Impacting Others

 “Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” – John C. Maxwell All too often, in and outside of my organization, I hear people hoping…wishing…wanting to do more. More often than not, they don’t act but rather wait for someone to give them the green light (usually in the […]

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5 Reasons Why Millennials Make Better Managers

5 Reasons Why Millennials Make Better Managers

What makes Gen Y better at managing and retaining their fellow Millennials? If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know that Millennials now make up the majority (>35%) of the American workforce. This number will only continue to grow over the next 15 years, and it’s anticipated that, by 2030, they will make up 75% of […]

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4 Types of Engineering Leaders – What Type Are You?

When leadership comes to mind in the engineering sector, outside perspectives miss the mark on what actually occurs in those roles. Engineers, often typecast as introverted linear thinkers, and their leadership abilities are similar. While product output is systemic and precise, the leaders behind those products are anything but. Believe it or not, engineering leaders […]

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A Business’ Secret Weapon: Introverts as Leaders

In a world filled with outgoing, sociable, and charismatic leaders lies a large population of people whose secret weapons have the power to change organizations for the better. Introverts can be highly effective influencers when they use their natural strengths in the workplace rather than always forcing themselves to take on extroverted personality traits; however, […]

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