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Wanted: the right boss.
Few things have more
impact on your happiness at work than the person you
answer to every day. Watch these signs during your next
interview to find a boss you respect.
Workplace trends looking scary.
ASAE blogger Scott Steen says the 2006-07
Workplace Forecast released by the Society for Human Resource
Management paints a fairly scary picture of what's happening
in the American workplace. Employees are feeling less secure,
fewer people have access to health insurance, and everyone is
feeling vulnerable to data and identity theft.
Women less visible in top management.
The percentage of venture-backed companies with at least one woman
in top management sunk to its lowest level in a decade during the
first half of 2006, according to Dow Jones VentureOne.
The firm said that just 29.7% of VC-backed companies had women in
managementdown from nearly 33% last year and nearly 36% in 2004.
Source: DeDe Haskins, Managing Principal, Cigital, Inc., referring to recent news release from
Mr. Manners for Business.
If promotion is eluding you, it could be because of your "professional
posturing." So says this Washington Post author, anyway.
Read Raise Your Rank: Ten Tips for Career Success
The kaleidoscope career takes hold.
The career lattice (first coined by
Cliff Hakim) has morphed into a model some are calling the kaleidoscope career. In a
nutshellthe ABCs of authenticity, balance, and challenge are putting to rest the
linear career ladder model of unscrupulous power-mongering, say business authors
Lisa A. Mainiero and Sherry E. Sullivan.
Read more at Change This Manifesto
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Workshops and Book Signings
University of Dayton Alumni
September 20, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Capital City Brewing Company, Union Station-Capitol Hill, Washington, DC Contact: Shannon Haley