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9 reasons good employees quit

“It’s pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain about—few things are as costly and disruptive as good people walking out the door.

“Managers tend to blame their turnover problems on everything under the sun, while ignoring the crux of the matter: people don’t leave jobs; they leave managers.

“The sad thing is that this can easily be avoided. All that’s required is a new perspective and some extra effort on the manager’s part.”
9 Things That Make Good Employees Quit, by Travis Bradberry, Forbes, February 23, 2016


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Network that network network

“So it all starts with networking. The problem then becomes: Where should you start?

“Having a network of strong working relationships across your organization can connect you with hidden information, resources, and opportunities to help strengthen your network. Having a great network also makes it easier to get your job done, influence outcomes, and gain buy-in more easily, three critical skills every emerging leader should possess.

“Who, then, do you look for when it comes time to network? To maximize your time while you expand your network, consider starting with The Five Key People You Need in Your Network:”
Ask Jo: Five Key People You Need in Your Network, by Jo Miller, Be Leaderly, March 15, 2017

Please don’t forget our last WIM Mixer at HSC’s Edomondson Lounge on Tuesday, August 15 from 4-7pm (super great for networking), and our last Professional Development session of the Summer Program at HSC:

Joy, Success and Meaning: Creating the Balance you Desire
August 17, 2017 Noon to 1:30
Norris Medical Library East Conference room
Are you living the life you have always wanted, or are you just going through the motions of every day? This workshop introduces a structured method to help you identify the most important areas in your life and to focus with intention on the areas that you want to improve. You will leave this workshop knowing what is important to you and excited about making positive changes in various areas of your life. You may be discussing topics of a personal nature (but you don’t have to), so please come with an open mind and agree to keep everything said confidential. Facilitated by Elaine Padilla, Ana Nguyen, and Kristine Moe. Seating is very limited, so please don’t delay submitting your RSVP, which closes on Tuesday, 8/15.
FREE for WIM members; $10 for non-members
RSVP: http://uscwim.org/calendar.asp


Where networking grows on trees (or something)

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Grit! It’s not just for square-jawed ruggedly handsome Western heroes anymore

“It turns out that intelligence might not be the best indicator of future success. According to psychologist Angela Duckworth, the secret to outstanding achievement isn’t talent. Instead, it’s a special blend of persistence and passion that she calls ‘grit.'”
Why Grit Is More Important Than IQ When You’re Trying To Become Successful, by Lisa Quast, Forbes, March 6, 2017

Please don’t forget our last WIM Mixer at HSC’s Edomondson Lounge on Tuesday, August 15 from 4-7pm and our last Professional Development session of the Summer Program at HSC:

Joy, Success and Meaning: Creating the Balance you Desire
August 17, 2017 Noon to 1:30
Norris Medical Library East Conference room
Are you living the life you have always wanted, or are you just going through the motions of every day? This workshop introduces a structured method to help you identify the most important areas in your life and to focus with intention on the areas that you want to improve. You will leave this workshop knowing what is important to you and excited about making positive changes in various areas of your life. You may be discussing topics of a personal nature (but you don’t have to), so please come with an open mind and agree to keep everything said confidential. Facilitated by Elaine Padilla, Ana Nguyen, and Kristine Moe. Seating is very limited, so please don’t delay submitting your RSVP, which closes on Tuesday, 8/15.
FREE for WIM members; $10 for non-members
RSVP: http://uscwim.org/calendar.asp


And get your grit on!

Also, please don’t forget to check our calendar for exciting new events.

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5 Ways To Get A Raise

“The other day, a client shared with me her financial situation at work, and asked some probing questions about money, salary, compensation and promotions that revealed a good deal about her personal money story and behavior.

“She shared this: ‘Kathy, I’m not earning nearly what I should be, despite asking for a raise repeatedly (and being told ‘Not now’). I just don’t know what else to do. And I can’t figure out why I chronically under-earn compared to my peers at the same level. What should I do differently?’

“We delved into her relationship with money overall, including the salaries she’s been earning, how and when she asks for a raise, ways in which she advocates and negotiates for herself, if she has sponsors and mentors, and other key factors impacting her level of success. …

“What are the core factors behind why we’re able to consistently grow our salaries and job earnings?”
“5 Ways To Get A Raise And Earn More Money, And Why So Many Don’t,” by Kathy Caprino, Women@Forbes, May 30, 2017


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Productivity post and podcast

As if you have time for this, but here they are:

11 time management habits that increase your daily productivity, Real Life E
Some of these are easier than others. My favorite procrastination beater, which is not on her list, is to refuse to do what you need to do for 20 minutes, and see how much you want to do it after that. I’m always amazed how annoyed I am that I had to wait 20 minutes to do something I was avoiding. Strange, but true.

Freaknomics podcasts (you can listen while you dust your desk or something):

How to Be More Productive
Freaknomics, December 21, 2016 (rebroadcast)

And the amusing:

Who Needs Handwriting?
Freaknomics, December 9, 2016

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November 11, 2016: All roads lead to retirement (hopefully)

Charting Your Course: A financial guide for women

All roads lead to retirement, but are you taking the scenic route or expressway?
Calculating your ideal ETA and setting goals to achieve financial well-being are good first steps.
Join us for a workshop that will cover the basics of saving for one of life’s biggest journeys.
You do not need to be a TIAA participant to attend.

TIAA’s workshop leader will help you:
• Evaluate your financial health and set realistic goals.
• Discover how to help make your money work harder for you.
• Learn how to create a retirement saving plan.

Please join us on Friday, November 11, 2016:

University Park Campus
Hedco Auditorium (In the lobby of Hedco Neurosciences Building- HNB)
8:30-10:00 a.m.

Health Sciences Campus
Hastings Auditorium, Room 100 (Inside Hoffman Medical Research Building- HMR)
1:00-2:30 p.m.

To RSVP for this event, go to www.usc.edu/esvp and use the event code Woman2Woman.

Unable to attend? Here is a link to similar information:

Woman2Woman financial living

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4 Characteristics of Leaders Who Get Hired and Promoted

“Imagine if you had the opportunity to sit down with a senior executive and get the real, straight up truth about what it takes to stand out as a leader in today’s highly competitive workforce.

“That’s exactly what I got when I interviewed Oracle executive John Hall about the most common characteristics of people in his organization who contribute the most value. Hall was more than happy to divulge the four characteristics shared by those he is most likely to hire into – or promote within – the organization he has led to become the world’s most profitable software training business.”
By Jo Miller, Be Leaderly

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Employee Engagement Isn’t Getting Better And Gallup Shares The Surprising Reasons Why

“American business is losing its war on engagement.

“As a quick reminder on why we took up arms in the first place, it was June 2013 when Gallup first released its State of The American Workplace study that revealed only 30 percent of the nation’s workers were fully engaged in their jobs.

“Since then, companies have gone on to launch all kinds of well-intended missions, campaigns and strategies, all with the goal of upending apathy, discontent – and the low discretionary effort too often displayed by their rank and file employees.”
Employee Engagement Isn’t Getting Better And Gallup Shares The Surprising Reasons Why, by Mark C. Crowley, LinkedIn, December 9, 2015