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At the height of the #MeToo Movement, what was thought as small voices have started to get heard. It is not only a reality in the entertainment industry or common households but is also existent in the corporate world.
Mani Goulding, author of the book Ready, Set, Launch! How to Help Your Teen Find a Career That Gives Them Purpose, Passion, and Fulfillment, has written much-needed pointers in The London Business Journal Vol 5 Issue 1 about how companies can prevent or respond to harassment (in different forms such as sexual or abuse of power). Because, according to her, while abuse is devastating to the victim, it is also costly for the business when complaints or lawsuits arise.
Harassment issues can also negatively impact your employment brand, productivity, and environment; Mani emphasizes in the piece, How to Make Sure Your Company Is Free from Sexual Harassment in the Wake of #Metoo, found in pages 31-33. The main key is being proactive. Even before a complaint is raised,...
It’s no news that when it comes to sales, marketing, and networking, everything seems to be all driven and measured by numbers. However, let us not forget that behind it all are people who, at the end of the day, need or prefer organic engagement somewhere along the way.
Nimesh Mehta, the author of the international bestselling book called Sales Booster: The New Science and Art of Selling, has recently written an article for The London Business Journal Vol 5 Issue 1 about making quality connections. These are potential customers or partners you are dealing with but they are still humans after all. So while most interactions may be brief, there have to be real conversations. It could even be on a personal level.
Further in his article called Driving Success in Sales and Marketing found in page 56, he shared some pointers to achieve networking milestones, particularly during events – from the preparation, to when you set foot on the venue, during your talks from person to...
Is there really such thing as over-qualified? In the society of prejudice and finite thinking, even when you say “think outside the box”, there is still a box – the premise, the limit, the frame for your perception.
Dr. Virginia LeBlanc, bestselling author for the book Love the Skin You’re In: How to Conquer Life through Divergent Thinking, has shared some insightful views about hiring practices in a piece written for The London Business Journal Vol 5 Issue 1. While some leaders look beyond the status quo when it comes to assessing candidates, businesses and society as a whole can still do better. It cannot be blamed on the industry alone because even in the educational system, children or the youth are directed to focus on tests, degrees, and credits more than to a holistic experience that prepares them for the dynamics of life.
In her article titled The “Box”: The Dissonance and Difficulty in Hiring Smart found on page 36, Dr. Virginia...
There’s simply more to retirement than golf games and travel! The thing is, this excitement may only happen in the first year. Eventually, this wears down and people will end up getting bored and losing meaning.
This and more are the reasons why Anne Marie Cummings has written the book called Baby Boomer Bonding: Luxurious and Meaningful Lifestyle without Breaking the Bank and opened the Marigold Mansion to seniors who like to live together like one big happy family. To her, the mansion is the place where they can spend retirement fulfilling purpose rather than spending it in nursing homes where they’d wake up in the morning and wonder what to do with their day.
In her interview with Patience Nyesigire for Online Success Journey Podcast, Anne Marie did not only share about her book and business but also about her life transitions in tech sales, real estate, authorship, and entrepreneurship. She also talked about the importance of having a coach who not only inspires...
For most, growing old brings a lot of fear and uncertainty. When you are beyond your 50’s, what’s waiting ahead?
Anne Marie Cummings wanted to see things differently. After realizing that she’s about to retire from a 30-year career in technology and upon noticing people worrying about making the most out of older age, she got inspired to write a book that she titled Baby Boomer Bonding: Luxurious and Meaningful Lifestyle without Breaking the Bank. She started thinking that the transition is a new adventure and not just an end of her career. Furthermore, she knew that there just has to be a place where boomers who think the same can be together and spend retirement more meaningfully. She talked about this with Brian Feinblum, the creator and author of BookMarketingBuzzBlog.
BookMarketingBuzzBlog is a unique site dedicated to covering the world of book publishing and the news media, revealing creative ideas, practical strategies, interesting stories, and provocative...
An African proverb says, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Clearly, it’s not just parenthood but also family, education, and community that are factors and contributors to a child’s success.
John Mavros has been an educator since his early college years and was a guidance counselor when he retired. Even after retirement, he has continued to use educational concepts forming non-profit organizations on family services. It was also then that he realized the importance of family in child-rearing. Eventually, with his unwavering focus on the youth, he was brought to the journey of writing his book Enough Iz Enough: How Parents and Teachers Can Regain Control. This is an addition to the juvenile research studies he had already done. He talks about his life’s work in this interview with Dr. Hackie Reitman of Different Brains®.
Taking care of one’s self is selfish? This is the society’s mindset that causes unnecessary guilt for helping professionals. At one point or another, we ourselves had been helpers – as parents to our kids or caregiver to our loved ones. When we are empathetic to others, we tend to sacrifice our own needs.
These are exactly what Gillian Stevens had observed in her years of counseling and volunteering and after further studies on trauma, loss, and death. In her journey, she got led to the question of who are helping the helpers – the educators, the nurses, the doctors, the first responders. To find answers to this question and be part of the solution, she started writing her book Explore, Transform, Flourish: Support and Hope for Those Who Help Others (How Professionals Keep It Together). She talks about her...
For more than 25 years, Irene Stronczak-Hogan accumulated a wealth of knowledge of, and experience in, the medical and pharmaceutical fields.
Now the author of Hot Chix Hot Sex: How to Survive Menopause is on a mission, offering a women’s health consulting practice specializing in serving menopausal women. Calling on her training as a pharmacist, she assesses patients and their symptoms, recommending appropriate therapies associated with her menopause-related programs.
“If you want to expand your tribe and your business, your journey as an author involves more than just writing pages for your book. It requires that you engage, educate, and inform your audience through other media such as webinars.” – Irene Hogan
Irene admits she ventured into the live webinar universe without really knowing what she was doing but with other experts in her field having gone that route, she decided to grab the bull by the horns, so to speak.
“I decided to...
While exploring a tourist site in Malaysia recently I came upon a modern-day assembly line. I say ‘modern-day’ only because it happened recently. Truthfully, the assembly line was antiquated and it had no machines or technology.
The goal for this 10-man team was to take a pile of old bricks – thousands of old bricks and move them from an outside location, down some stairs to an inside location where they could be re-purposed into a new structure or be a part of a new wall.
Eight men all had the same job, catching the brick that was thrown to them and tossing it to the next man. The other two guys had slightly different responsibilities. The first guy in line had to grab a brick from the enormous pile and toss it to guy #2.
Number two passed it to #3 and so on until it got to guy #10. He received the tossed brick from #9 and had to place it in a semi-neat pile so that the bricklayer could efficiently grab it and construct the wall. (When he eventually...
Remember your first kiss? Was it incredible or was it a disaster? Either way I am betting you got better at it as time went by.
Remember the first time you had to ask for an order? Was it incredible or was it a disaster? Either way I am betting you got better at it as time went by. Or maybe not!
Over the years I have proven to be a pretty darn good salesman. Also, if you ask my wife, Anne, I’m sure she’d tell you I am a world-class kisser too!
Let’s go back to the kiss for a moment (it’s more fun). When you are about to kiss someone you may experience butterflies, you lean in, your partner leans in, there’s hesitation, you make your move, your partner responds… and both parties engage in an amazing and mutually beneficial event – the perfect Kiss!
Now, let’s discuss asking for the order again. (You know what – that’s fun too! When it’s done right!) When you are about to ask for the...