Monthly Archives: February 2014

THE STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS TO BEING A GREAT LISTENER

Here’s a simple test to see how good of a listener you are: Begin by closing your eyes, and count slowly to 50 (or down from 50 for more of a challenge).  What happens? How often did other thoughts enter your mind?  Did you criticize this exercise? Or did your mind simply wander off? [mp_image…
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WHY WE NEED TO BREAK THE GLASS CEILING

You can’t break the glass ceiling by standing still. And while the idea of a woman holding a leadership position isn’t considered abnormal anymore, the fact remains that there are still subtle, but deep-rooted gender-based obstacles and biases in place that make it that much harder for women’s upward mobility.The Take The Lead movement is set to…
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

If learning is a two-way conversation, we’ve all been doing it wrong.  Most people who want to improve their professional skills and their lives turn to traditional learning methods, because, well, they're traditional, and therefore must work, right? Well, not exactly. Traditional learning methods like classes, seminars, books, and talking-head videos (i.e., the lecture model)…
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3 ELEMENTS MISSING FROM YOUR LISTENING SKILLS

Being a great listener is entirely up to you. Being a great listener is an active process that involves three elements. When used together, these three elements make up what best-selling leadership author, Marshall Goldsmith, refers to as, “Active Listening.” The 3 Elements of Active Listening 1. Listen, and then think before you speak. First,…
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CRACKING THE GLASS CEILING: AN EVENT THAT WILL CHANGE WOMEN’S HISTORY

It's time for women to break through the glass ceiling and change history. More doors of opportunity are open for women than ever before, so why aren't more of us walking through? In hopes of helping more women take the step, sageCrowd, a new social learning network, has teamed up with bestselling author and Take…
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