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Career Development for High Potential Women and Companies that Need them
Career Development for High Potential Women and Companies that Need them

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One powerful and convenient way to practice mindfulness is to bring simple awareness to eating. In our non-stop culture, we’re always on the GO – eating on the run. In the name of convenience, we’re consuming “fast food” and snacks that are devoid of nutrients and laced with harmful chemicals. Many of these so-called foods are farmed and manufactured in conditions that would make our ancestors roll in their graves.

Often we experience discomfort after these mindless meals, attributed to portion, preparation, pace or process. How much did you eat? How was the food prepared? How fast did you consume it? Was it fresh or processed?

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Lisa Schenk has over 20 years experience helping companies and individuals develop strategies for success, build high performing teams, and develop world-class communication.

Five years at McKinsey & Company provided Lisa with the opportunity to work with Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries to improve performance as part of major strategic initiatives. Lisa has supported clients around the world through strategic planning and major change efforts.  With particular expertise in improving interpersonal dynamics, Lisa brings a strong humanistic approach to her work along with a bias toward bottom line impact.

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What drives women from the perceived security of a job, with a regular income, to venture into the uncertain world of being an entrepreneur and business owner?

Why would they leave something they have known for many years? A place they have spent so much of their time, an environment where they have defended decisions they haven’t truly supported, a place where they have met life long friends, even spouses, and where they have been paid, week in and week out.

Recent research I conducted of 300 Corporate Crossovers® (women who leave their jobs to start their own business to become entrepreneurs)  revealed that only 1% of them stated the glass ceiling as the reason why they left their jobs.

The number one reason given for why women leave their jobs is that they are frustrated with the toxic culture

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Female Quotas at 30%

This week, the governing coalition in Germany agreed to a law, ordering Germany’s biggest companies to have at least 30% of supervisory board positions filled by women from 2016 onwards. If they can’t find suitable female candidates, the position remains vacant. It is expected that this proposed law will be approved by the Parliament within the next few months. Similar initiatives have been introduced in other EU countries, such as Norway, Italy and the Netherlands.

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Lara Morgan has been a finalist in Ernst and Young Entrepreneur 3 times and was a finalist in the Veuve Clicquot Businesswoman of the Year Award. She is the author of the recently published Amazon best-selling business book, ‘More Balls Than Most’ and is a co-founder of Start Up Britain. Taking it all in her stride, Lara also manages to train for British Triathlon, coming 10th in the world in 2011 World Championships.

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It is generally believed that to be successful, you must be assertive and confident. However, if you are outspoken as a woman there is frequently gender blow-back for behaviour which is considered to be out of stereotype. Women are expected to be collaborative, supportive and soft after all!

So what happens when something is going on in the workplace and we need to have a “Honey we need to talk” conversation with a boss or colleague?  This is when assertive communication is important.

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As anyone regularly reading my recent posts on negotiation gender studies knows, I’m not a fan of gender wars. Too often the studies that pit men against women are premised on gender stereotypes, draw unsupported conclusions based on genDERalities, “prove” more than the evidence permits or draw upon the experiences of college age participants whose behavior and attitudes cannot be presumed to mirror that of adults in the workplace. Not all studies are misleading, however. Article by +Victoria Pynchon 

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Assertive communication is the ability to express both positive and negative ideas and feelings in an open, honest and direct way. It recognizes our own position and rights whilst still respecting the positions of others. It allows us to take responsibility for ourselves and our actions without judging or blaming other people. And it fosters the constructive handling of conflict or disagreement to arrive at  a mutually satisfactory conclusion. It can help us overcome and handle more easily difficult and stressful situations with family, friends and co-workers.  Being assertive also helps boost one’s self-esteem and earn respect from others.

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Monique Valcour, Ph.D. is Professor of Management at EDHEC Business School in Nice, France.  With an impressive academic background she holds degrees from Cornell (PhD and MS), #Harvard (M.Ed.) and Brown (BA) universities. She previously served on the faculty of the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. Monique has taught MBA, executive MBA and undergraduate courses on career management, #leadership, organizational behavior, and human resources and performance management. Her research program focuses on careers, work-life integration, human resource and performance management, and management practices that support well-being and performance. Her research has been published in several top management journals, and she also blogs for Harvard Business Review. Monique provides #coaching to leaders who want to engage and energize their employees, and to individuals who are seeking to fine-tune their careers or to make a career transition. She is a frequent external speaker and workshop leader. Her speaking style is evidence-based, positive, engaging and energizing. Born and educated in the U.S., she has lived in Europe since 2009 and delights in working with multinational and multigenerational groups. You can read  Monique’s Harvard Business Review blog posts Connect with Monique on LinkedIn at  and/or follow her on Twitter at  and on Facebook  3Plus managed to find a spot in her busy schedule!

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There’s a new and powerful term in the business world today as more #mompreneurs are entering into the workforce outside their homes with successful #start -up ventures. Creating and sticking to a budget is challenging enough for anyone, but especially hectic for those busy moms who are already juggling their many daily motherly duties. Most of us already know from experiences with motherhood, be them our own or those with our beloved mothers. Never underestimate the power of maternal instincts and strength

But even our most capable female parents might need a little helping hand when it comes to planning and  creating a budget for a start-up #business .Since they are already familiar with sticking to a household budget, there are still pointers that can help build a pathway to success that goes beyond income and expenses, budget line items and profits. These tips will get our mompreneurs more prepared for their journey to success:
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