The latest edition of The London Business Journal featured articles from authors Maggie Georgopoulos, Virginia Phillips, and Virginia LeBlanc. These amazing ladies contributed their voices on various topics related to their field of expertise.
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Maggie Georgopoulos, a leading authority in the retention of female talent and building a sustainable mental health culture in organizations and the author of the groundbreaking book, Up the Ladder in a Skirt, has been featured by The London Business Journal for the second time. This time, Maggie shares an article on drawing the fine lines between harassment or banter in the workplace.
As the recent issue on sexual harassments in the media industry and in politics has become a sensationalized topic with the help of social media, Maggie Georgopoulos delved into this issue in relation to the workplace and how companies and organizations can ensure that their actions matched the words of their policies with regards to sexual harassment.
Meanwhile, Virginia Phillips’ article tackled on the importance of social listening. Virginia is the founder of the Academy of Entrepreneurial Excellence, a part-owner of Molder Rubber and Plastics Corp., an inspirational speaker, a survivor, and the author of the acclaimed book, YES, You Can!
In her article, Virginia shared the issues faced by young professionals nowadays and how these factors create uncertainties in their long-term income. She also enumerated various factors that pushed these young professionals to innovate their future. Among the factors and challenges they face are the following:
- Technology Advances
- Product Launches
- Research and Development
On the other hand, Virginia LeBlanc’s article demystified the minds of a divergent soul from a business perspective. A highly sought-after multi-disciplinary expert and scholar and the author of the much publicized book, Love the Skin You’re In!, Virginia debunked the belief which has proliferated in our society which asserts that, “one can only be great at a single thing.” This idea, according to Virginia, was rooted in the earliest social constructs, civilizations, assigned members’ specific roles, and responsibilities to build and maintain order.
Virginia also conveyed the developmental facets of divergent thinking. These are:
- Grounding (Skills and Knowledge) – Identify the missing tools in your toolkit and fill them with study and experience.
- Open-mind – The more exposure to different experiences, the more your resource knowledge base and capabilities grow.
- Vision – Know where you want to go and be prepared to navigate the waters.
- Spatial Awareness – Understand framework, timeline, manpower, budget, and resources for your goals but do not allow them to paralyze you.
- Instincts – Once you’ve done the work, trust in it and develop from lessons learned.
- Flexibility – Be disciplined, use good judgement, and work the plan, but be flexible.
- Improvisation – Life happens, and you will need to get extremely creative.
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Thank you for sharing your voices and expertise, ladies! Cheers!
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