We’re Still Fighting For Pay in 2017

October 18th, 2017|Categories: Leadership Skills|

This article originally appeared on Medium.com. Written by Nikki Jenkinson. The Continued Fight for Pay Equity  Lisa Wilkinson set the internet on fire last night with her shock and immediate departure from Channel 9, reportedly because they were unable to reach a decision in relation to her demands for equal pay. Gender pay disparity is

10 Most Powerful Female Leaders in History

October 5th, 2017|Categories: Leadership Skills|

History books are dominated by powerful male leaders, and even today we're a long way from reaching gender equality. However, not all of History's powerful leaders are men! Some of the greatest leaders in history are fearless females. Here are some of the women who have led the way and rightly earned a place amongst

We Asked 5 Leaders For Advice On Stepping Up

September 18th, 2017|Categories: Leadership Skills|

Making sense of your potential can be tough and confusing. What’s most difficult is that it’s different for everyone. There’s no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution for figuring out what to do next. For instance, perhaps you’re feeling stuck or uncertain about where to take your career? If that’s the case, then you’ll need to reflect on what

Why We Need Gender Equity Now

September 18th, 2017|Categories: Leadership Skills|

We need gender equity now. Those are words often uttered in social justice circles, and recently, across a number of headlines. What does that mean? More broadly, how is gender equity different than gender equality? If gender equality is the end, gender equity is the means. Gender equality "does not mean that women and men will become

Why Work/Life Balance isn’t the Goal You Should Aim For

September 18th, 2017|Categories: Leadership Skills|

More and more women, especially millennials, are prioritizing “work/life balance” when seeking jobs. I commend these women for prioritizing their own self-care, as I always tell clients I work with to “put the oxygen mask on themselves first.” The problem with this particular mentality as it is framed is it inherently implies that work and

How to Set Goals: 7 Unconventional Tips for Smart Women

September 18th, 2017|Categories: Leadership Skills|

If you’re feeling the urge to make plans, get organized, or develop new habits, check out the following goal-setting tips which I’ve picked up from working with smart and talented women. Some of these are contrary to popular beliefs, but they have all been road-tested by my clients and helped them successfully accomplish what they set out

Resilience: How To Thrive In A Challenging Environment

August 28th, 2017|Categories: Career lessons, Leadership Skills, Personal development|

In order to meet the intensive demands of a challenging environment, we need to build resilience. For many of us, our working environments tend to involve a busy workload, high levels of stress and the need to keep up with changing conditions. Consequently, managing the pressures of a career can be difficult.   But what

How To Work Less & Increase Your Productivity

August 21st, 2017|Categories: Leadership Skills|

  ‘Working hard’ sounds great in theory, but working too much can in fact decrease your productivity. Even worse, being overworked can bring about negative side-effects—like exhaustion, stress and decreased morale. As the saying goes, ‘work smarter, not harder’.   We’ve got 3 great tips to help you work smarter - not harder - and

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