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Making your slideshow stand out from the crowd while keeping to your timeslot and presenting yourself at your confident best to a roomful of colleagues – small wonder public speaking is such a nerve-inducing feat of the modern workplace.
Nominations open for 2016 Worldpay everywoman in Retail Ambassadors Programme.
14 March 2015: Retail achievers who exude passion and ambition are urged to enter the 2016 Worldpay everywoman in Retail Ambassadors programme, which launches today. This initiative champions and promotes women in retail and increases awareness of the diverse range of opportunities for women in retail, inspiring more women to consider a career in this industry.
‘Authenticity’ is the leadership quality you’re told to strive for – and in doing so you may find yourself sharing personal anecdotes, beliefs and opinions with those you work with. But how much of yourself is it wise to put out there, and can revealing too much backfire?
At everywoman, we know that passion, aspiration and fortitude are key ingredients in creating the next generation of female business leaders and entrepreneurs. That’s why we’re asking you to come forward and share your story of how you got to where you are today, as part of an exciting new not-for-profit social enterprise, Modern Muse.
We’re asking women from all walks of life, at every level of their career, to become a Modern Muse to introduce young women and girls to the amazing range of career opportunities available as they prepare for their future.
Regularly unplugging from technology has a rejuvenating effect on even the most stressed out employee, making you a greater conversationalist who sleeps deeper, engages more with others, comes up with better ideas and even stands up straighter.[i]
An increasing number of business leaders claim its core to their wellbeing; neuroscientists say its benefits are scientifically proven; and some of the world’s biggest and best-known organisations are training their employees in its art. It’s mindfulness, and, say a whole host of experts, its practice will be central to the future workplace.
Soft skill or essential to your workplace development? Something you’re born with or a muscle that needs flexing to stay strong? More likely to be found in females over males?
Though emotional intelligence is widely discussed, myths and misconceptions remain about what it really is and how essential it is to your career.
As research shows that having diverse, non work-related interests outside the office can be a huge catalyst for productivity and wellbeing, more and more organisations are allowing staff time off to indulge their extra-curricular passions, learn a new skill or volunteer in the community.
If you’re looking to bolster the ‘life’ element of your ‘work-life’ balance with something more meaningful than a gym session, take inspiration from the women whose hobbies impact their lives – and careers - in surprisingly positive ways.
It was supposed to inspire teamwork and greater efficiency, but study after study shows that the open-plan office – popularised by German workspaces of the 1950s – can in fact spell disaster for employees’ concentration spans, productivity, creativity, engagement and even general wellbeing.i The near constant distraction of others’ conversations even has a name in scientific circles – ‘the irrelevant speech effect’.