How Transformational Leaders Manage a Really, Really Bad Day

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Henna Inam (a CEO Coach) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Visit us daily to discover issues that matter, share experiences, and plan networking, your career and your life.” To read the complete article, check out [.].

Voice of Experience: Lis Brown (Accenture)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from a profile of Lis Brown (Application Management Outsourcing Lead, Accenture) written by Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Bob's blog entries Application Management Outsourcing Accenture Authenticity and Flexibility Importance of Networking Melissa J. Anderson The Glass Hammer Voice of Experience: Lis Brown

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Audition: Women Breaking Barriers and Leading the Way

First Friday Book Synopsis

Anderson (New York City) for the The Glass Hammer ‘s “Featured Mentors” series. The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Bob's blog entries Accenture Audition: Women Breaking Barriers and Leading the Way Auditioning: Reinventing Opportunity Barbara Walters Barbara Walters on Balance and Letting Go of Guilt International Women’s Day LaMae Allen de Jongh (Accenture’s Managing Director of U.S.

Voice of Experience: Jennifer Fitzgibbon (RBS Global Banking & Markets)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from a profile of Jennifer Fitzgibbon (Managing Director, Treasurer, Americas, RBS Global Banking & Markets) written by Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Anderson Old Dominion University The Glass Hammer

Voice of Experience: Liv Sandbaek (Accenture)

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Here is an excerpt from a profile of Liv Sandbaek (Managing Director, Technology, Accenture) written by Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Anderson The Glass HammerVisit us daily to discover issues that matter, share experiences, and plan networking, your career and [.]. Bob's blog entries Accenture Liv Sandbaek Melissa J.

Voice of Experience: Joanne L. Alma (Goldman Sachs)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from a profile of Jo Alma (Managing Director and Head of IMD Technology for Europe and Asia at Goldman Sachs) written by Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Bob's blog entries A Career in Investment Management Technology Advice for Professional Women in Technology IMD Technology for Europe and Asia at Goldman Sachs Melissa J.

Voice of Experience: Yolande Piazza (Citi)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from a profile of Yolande Piazza (Managing Director, Global Consumer Technology, Citi) written by Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Bob's blog entries Citi Citi’s Managing Director of Global Consumer Technology Citigroup Citi’s Global Consumer Technology Melissa J.

Voice of Experience: Tarazeta Huntley (Citi)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from a profile of Tarazeta Huntley (Managing Director, Audit & Risk Review, Citi) written by Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Anderson Tarazeta Huntley The Glass Hammer Voice of ExperienceVisit us daily to discover issues that matter, share experiences, and plan networking, [.]. Bob's blog entries Citi Melissa J.

Voice of Experience: DiAnne Calabrisotto, (The Williams Capital Group, L.P.)

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written by Elizabeth Harrin (London) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Bob's blog entries A Girl's Guide to Project Management PMI as well as a staff ss. Project Management in the Real World British Computer Society DiAnne Calabrisotto Elizabeth Harrin L.P. New Media Council The Glass Hammer The Importance of Taking Risks The Williams Capital Group Voice of Experience Wall Street

Voice of Experience: Aine Leddy (Morgan Stanley)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from a profile of Aine Leddy (Executive Director, Investment Management Technology, Morgan Stanley) written by Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer (January 24th, 2011), an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Anderson Morgan Stanley The Glass Hammer Trinity College in Dublin Voice of Experience: Aine Leddy Voices of Experience

Voice of Experience: Joanna Cound (BlackRock)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from a profile of Joanna Cound (Managing Director, Government Affairs and Public Policy, BlackRock) written by Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer Mercury Asset Management Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM) the College of Europe Voice of Experience: Joanna Cound (BlackRock

Voice of Experience: Sonia Thimmiah (Accenture)

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Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Bob's blog entries A Career Managing the Business Aspects of Sustainability Advice for Professional Women Current Projects Sonia Thimmiah (Director UKI Sustainability Practice @ Accenture) written by Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) The Glass Hammer Voice of Experience

Voice of Experience: Sarah Sherber (Barclays Capital)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from a profile of Sarah Sherber (Managing Director, Head of Securitized Products IT and Cross Product Operatiins Technology, Barclays Capital) written by Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. At Barclays Capital’s Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) The Glass Hammer Voice of Experience: Sarah Sherber Women in Technology

Voice of Experience: Stephanie Ruhle (Deutsche Bank)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from a profile of Stephanie Ruhle (Managing Director, Reationship Management, Deuts he Bank)written by Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Anderson Stephanie Ruhle The Glass HammerVisit us daily to discover issues that matter, share experiences, and plan networking, your [.].

35 Under 35: Stephanie Niven (Javelin Capital)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from a profile of Stephanie Niven written by Cleo Thompson (London), founder of The Gender Blog, for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Visit us daily to discover issues that matter, share experiences, and plan networking, your career and your life.” [.].

Work/Life Balance Across Time Zones and Technologies

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Elizabeth Harrin (London) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Visit us daily to discover issues that matter, share experiences, and plan networking, your career and your life.” To read the complete article, check out a [.].

Everybody Loves Bob – Faster Cheaper Better: The 9 Levers for Transforming How Work Gets Done

Strategy Driven

Hershman and Dr. Michael Hammer. For well over a century managers have achieved increasing productivity on ever larger scales by dividing and subdividing work into smaller and smaller units. Hershman is the Chief Executive Officer of Hammer and Company. Everybody loves Bob.

Voice of Experience: Asahi Pompey (Goldman Sachs)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from a profile of Asahi Pompey (Managing Director, Compliance, Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs) written by Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Anderson (New York City) Swarthmore College The Glass Hammer the importance of “owning the issue” There’s no substitution for excellence Voice of Experience: Asahi Pompey (Goldman Sachs

Voice of Experience: Joan Steinberg (Morgan Stanley)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from a profile of Joan Steinberg (Managing Director and Global Head of Philanthropy) written by Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Anderson Morgan Stanley Morgan Stanley’s Women’s Business Alliance Social Enterprise Strategy Challenge The Glass Hammer

Free to Choose: Does Our Culture of Individualism Harm Working Moms?

First Friday Book Synopsis

Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Joan Williams Kellogg School of Management Lisa Belkin Melissa J. Stephens significant obstacles still do hold many women back from reaching the upper levels of their organizations Stanford University The Center for Work/Life (CWLP) The Glass Hammer U.S. Here is an excerpt from a profile of journalist Lisa Belkin written by Melissa J.

How to be a Damn Good Developmental Manager

Great Leadership By Dan

Have you ever worked for a manager that consistently helped you learn new skills and develop? A manager that took an interest in your career, challenged you to be your best, and believed in your potential to grow? That’s the kind of manager that most employees want to work for. And if you’re manager, that’s the kind of reputation you should aspire to have. In many cases, managers just don’t know how.

Voice of Experience: Augusta Sanfilippo (Citi)

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Here is an excerpt from a profile of Augusta Sanfilippo (Managing Director, Cash Securities Operations IT, Citi) written by Melissa J. Anderson for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. John’s University the Financial Women’s Association the Gen X and Gen Y population The Glass Hammer the Women’s Bond Club Wall Street

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Uniting the Religions of Process Improvement

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Bob's blog entries "Black Belts" Brad Power Business Process Management (BPM) Chemical company Air Products four process improvement "religions" General Electric Harvard Business Review blog Harvard Business Review’s Daily Alerts Kaizen Lean Lean "senseis" Lean Enterprise Institute Michael Hammer Motorola Shell Oil Six Sigma the Toyota Production System Toyota Uniting the Religions of Process Improvement

Best Jobs for Women in 2012, Stress-Free Management Tips, Victoria’s Secret’s Human Trafficking Problem

Women on Business

4 Principles of Stress-Free Management. Click the link above to read 4 key tips for stress-free management from Rene Shimada Siegel of Inc.com. The Glass Hammer shares the story of Karen Wimbish whose career soared after her children had grown. News and Insights business women businesswomen Career Development human trafficking jobs for women stress management victoria's secret women in business Women On BusinessNews and Insights from Business Women (December 16, 2011).

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Change management and sales: influencing the buying decision path

Strategy Driven

But until the stakeholders (decision makers, influencers, appropriate managers) agree that making a purchase is the only way to get where they want to end up, and all of the people that will touch the new solution buy-in to altering the status quo (their policies, relationships, rules, past decisions, job descriptions, etc), they will not make a purchase or a change: they will continue the dysfunctional behavior even when an ideal solution is right in front of them.

Decision-Making Warning Flag 1b – Weak Analogies

Strategy Driven

Citizens have been asked to cast their vote for a referendum requiring those seeking to purchase a hammer to undergo a registration process similar to that for firearms. “The fallacy of Weak analogy is committed when a conclusion is based on an insufficient, poor, or inadequate analogy.

Top Down Leadership Does Work, If You’re Stuck in the Industrial Age

Lead Change Blog

And top-down, hierarchical leadership styles can still be effective for managing an organization, especially those that mass-produce specific products. Leadership Development Leadership Management

How to Make Your Performance Review Process Suck Less

Next Level Blog

If you’ve done a good job of staying engaged with your people throughout the year, you shouldn’t have to use the annual review to deliver a surprise message or drop the hammer about something that didn’t get done. Leverage Your Team leadership management performance Reviews teamsThis is the time of year when a lot of the leaders I work with are buckling down to write up annual performance reviews for the people on their team.

Recruiting is Broken, Succession Planning is The Future

Strategy Driven

Recruiting is like a hammer. If you’re building a house and the only tool you’ve supplied your framer is a hammer, then then don’t blame the framer if it takes five times longer than you’d like, and costs a bundle more than it should.

5 Effective Strategies for General Contractors to Cut Costs

Strategy Driven

You may have to send lots of emails and hammer the phones. Entrepreneurship Managing Your Finances business management cost cutting cut costs general contractors managing your business managing your finances strategydriven

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A Small Business Owner’s Emergency Preparedness Checklist

Strategy Driven

Prior to a hurricane, for instance, you’ll need to have everything from hammers and nails to plywood and sandbags on hand to prepare your small business. Whether it be you, your general manager, or someone else, there should be a point person in place for all communication efforts.

Voice of Experience: Yaarit Silverstone (Accenture)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from a profile of Yaarit Silverstone (Managing Director, Talent & Organization Performance, Accenture) written by Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Visit us daily to discover issues that matter, share experiences, and plan networking,

Voice of Experience: Kathy Nieland (PwC)

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Sustainability and Climate Change Leader, Managing Partner, New Orleans Office, PwC) written by Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Here is an excerpt from a profile of Kathy Nieland (U.S. Visit us daily to discover issues that matter,

Voice of Experience: Ci Ci Holloway (UBS Investment Bank)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from a profile of Ci Ci Holloway (Managing Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Americas, UBS Investment Bank) written by Melissa J. Anderson for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Visit us daily to discover issues that matter, share experiences, and plan networking,

What Does It Take to Create a Good Design Team?

Strategy Driven

Is it more important to create a better designed circuit board or website, or to keep to the development costs within the budget set by upper management? Great design teams are carefully put together and managed. A great design team is only as good as the staff within it.

Five Ways to Win Well with Your Assistant

Let's Grow Leaders

Instead of hammering me about it, Karin acknowledged it but helped us quickly move on. A good manager will make sure their “behind-the-scenes” staff are up-to-date and on board with the organization’s mission and values.

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4 Basic Skills of Emotional Intelligence that Can Make or Break Your Career

Women on Business

John Keyser of Common Sense Leadership defines emotional intelligence on The Glass Hammer blog as thatsomethingwithin us that helps us sense how we feel, enables us to sympathize with others, and gives us the ability to listen to other people when they need it. Self-management : Our ability to use awareness of our emotions to stay flexible and direct our behavior positively. NEWS AND INSIGHTS UPDATE: Do you have emotional intelligence?

Five Ways to Win Well with Your Assistant

Let's Grow Leaders

Instead of hammering me about it, Karin acknowledged it but helped us quickly move on. A good manager will make sure their “behind-the-scenes” staff are up-to-date and on board with the organization’s mission and values.

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When Managers Break Down Under Pressure, So Do Their Teams

Harvard Business Review

When the hammer comes down, are you calm, collected, candid, curious, direct, and willing to listen? We found that a large majority of managers and leaders buckle under pressure. Leadership Leadership & Managing people Stress Digital ArticleAnthony Lee/Getty Images.

The Secret to Success: It’s Not a Secret

Strategy Driven

During my career as a successful commodities broker, I learned a key lesson about success: self-management is more important than talent. Today he is a sought-after speaker who offers his experience and perspective on managing a career and, most of all, a life.

What Not to Do When Business Sours

In the CEO Afterlife

When I was a CEO, I managed to squirrel away a “rainy day” fund for nasty business blips. In a crisis, whether short or long-term, the most senior people in the organization need to step up and offer innovative solutions to the issues hammering the bottom-line.

In Praise of Average Joes

In the CEO Afterlife

He refused to be blocked by the brick wall that separates management from union in most companies. In fact, it was Ronnie who took a sledge hammer to that wall and turned it into rubble. Bruce, a Marketing Manager who struggled with detail, flourished as a creative resource.

4 Signs Your Business Needs a Storage Service

Strategy Driven

Such incidents are common in the businesses that deal with mechanical tools that include, drill machines, hammers, wedges, saws, glass, and other sharp objects. Industrial storage units consist of a reliable surveillance system, security managers and durable looking systems.