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Study: Women dislike having a female boss more than men do
Daily Mail
Women dislike having a female boss at work even more than men do, a new study has revealed. Nearly 40 percent of female workers in America would rather be led by a man, a Gallup survey found. In contrast, just 26 percent of men would prefer a male boss, with 58 percent not caring either way.
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Power play: How women have dressed for success
Minnesota Public Radio News
Remember power suits? At the same time women were entering the corporate workplace in large numbers, the power suit began to pop up. It was usually a long jacket with the kind of big, padded shoulders Joan Crawford made famous, a straight skirt and, often, a floppy silk bow tie that Little Lord Fauntleroy would have been at home in. The 1980s power suit was designed to ignore a woman's shape so it didn't hinder her mobility as she worked her way up the corporate ladder.
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How does a leader transform an organization?
By Betty Boyd
It's a simple question with a not-so-simple answer: How does a leader transform an organization? According to researcher Bernard M. Bass, transformational leaders "garner trust, respect and admiration from their followers." It starts with having a vision, which helps establish the direction the organization should strive to achieve. The next step is taking that vision and formulating a strategy, which is an organization's compass and helps to keep on course.
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Japan cabinet approves bill on women in the workplace
The Wall Street Journal
Japan's biggest companies may soon be required to make public plans to hire and promote more female workers, as the government tries to impose numerical quotas to get more women into leadership roles. The cabinet recently approved a bill that would require firms with 301 employees or more to choose targets — say the percentage of women in management positions, or that of women hired — and announce their plans to achieve those goals. The bill will now go to parliament for debate.
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The rise of conferences on women's empowerment
The New York Times
Lia Zneimer, a 27-year-old employee at the publisher Scholastic, joined 250 other attendees at a Midtown hotel for a Time Inc. event called Women & Success. In two panels moderated by editors of Time and Real Simple magazines, Zneimer heard Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand of New York and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the songwriter behind the "Frozen" song "Let It Go," share their personal experiences with success and failure.
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The LinkedIn effect: Why social media is now mandatory for success
Forbes
Call it the "LinkedIn effect." Social networks like LinkedIn and Facebook have changed the nature of human interaction forever. Certainly, social media is now pervasive among young and old alike for social purposes; it is fun, sometimes voyeuristic and often unexpectedly entertaining. Yet for professionals seeking to achieve the highest levels of position and impact, it is no longer an optional activity. Long-term career success is now dependent upon it.
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Column: To close the pay gap, women must speak up
Chicago Tribune
Don't ask. Just trust that the system will reward you for your compliance. That is the message Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella delivered recently, when prodded for advice to give women who are reluctant to request raises. Three basic takeaways about Nadella's comments, which he has since retracted: (1) This is terrible advice for employees who want more money, if understandable when coming from a boss. (2) It's also what many women already do, which is (3) part of the reason why the gender pay gap persists.
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11 powerful ways to fix bad body language
Inc.
What we say and how we say it is incredibly important for communicating with others. But while most of us think of the most obvious, verbal component of what we say when communicating with others, it's easy to forget the 60 to 90 percent of our communication that is nonverbal. This is a mistake. According to researchers, our faces can produce more than 250,000 distinct expressions, and our hands more than 5,000 gestures.
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Women, the workplace and 'a life well lived'
Gallup
We have all read the blogs and books about how women aren't advancing in the workplace, from the lack of women in leadership positions to the issue of equal pay for equal work. Let's examine the accepted conventional wisdom, the statistics and deconstruct what it all really means. First of all, most of the metrics and headlines on this subject refer to the largest, publicly-held, for-profit companies in America, also known as the Fortune 1000.
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