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Friday, May 16, 2014
Advice from Women in the C-Suite
The double-edged sword of the modern day workplace continues: 69 percent of senior women say they are confident they’ll reach the C-suite in their careers (yay!), but that’s only compared to 86 percent of their male colleagues (ugh), according to a recent McKinsey and Co. survey.
Women in positions of power is commonplace, but if you dig into the stats, you’ll find that ladies hold only 5 percent of chief executive positions in the world today. The good news: More senior-level women are lending their words of wisdom to other female managers rising the ranks.
Looking for some guidance in upper management? Consider the advice of women who have forged their own paths, sit at the top of massive corporations, or simply know what it takes to score that corner office.
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“An important task as a manager is to delegate responsibility effectively. One of our studies found that 60 percent of employees who feel they have an impact on the direction of the company are engaged. Women should give employees more responsibility and empower them to be future leaders. It’s also essential to work toward balancing work and family. A good way to achieve this is to focus on time management skills at work and outside of the office. If you’re using your time wisely during work hours, you will benefit from having more available time outside of the office.” -Piera Palazzolo, senior vice president of marketing at Dale Carnegie Training
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Define Your Legacy
"Your team is your most precious asset. It does not matter if it’s at work or at home, build a support system of women of worth in your life that inspire and motivate you. Never say ‘no’ to an opportunity and embrace experiences outside of your comfort zone. Everyone leaves a legacy and only you can define what yours will be. Never lose (read more here)