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5 Steps to Building a Career That Aligns With Your Passions

5 Steps to Building a Career That Aligns With Your Passions

Life is too short to be doing something day in and day out that you don’t enjoy. With so much of every day dedicated to your career, why not fill that time with something you care about? Not only will that deepen your personal connection to everyday work, but your contribution to your team and your field will also improve as you are able to put your heart into your work. The journey to finding the right career will undoubtedly be different for everyone, and there is no prescribed roadmap. However, these five steps are helpful reminders as you move...

#OrangeDress Campaign Launch International Women's Day

#OrangeDress Campaign Launch International Women's Day

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6 Powerful Ways to Protect Yourself From Negative Energy

6 Powerful Ways to Protect Yourself From Negative Energy

Originally posted by Inc:  http://www.inc.com/lolly-daskal/6-powerful-ways-to-protect-yourself-from-negative-energy.html It's never easy to be around negativism. But beyond that, it can be quite toxic and detrimental, fostering a mindset of cynicism, fatalism, and even defeatism. If you are surrounded by negative energy that's coming from a coworker, partner, friend, or family member, you must how to protect yourself without engaging. Here are six powerful strategies you can use to protect yourself against   Focus on solutions, not problems. Negative people tend to spend more time on problems than on solutions. What that usually sounds like is a lot of complaining, finding fault, and dissatisfaction. To...

Ldny Hosts The Role Models Fashion Show

Ldny Hosts The Role Models Fashion Show

On Sept 30th Ldny hosted the "Role Models" fashion show featuring a host of inspirational, empowered and influential women, the Role Models catwalk, coordinated by June Sarpong MBE, included: Kelly Hoppen MBE - Leading businesswoman Sarah-Jane Mee - New host of Sunrise Sky News Prof Eleanor Stride - Prof of Engineering and Science at Oxford Sophie Walker - Co-founder Women's Equality Party Jenny Scott - Founder of Mother's Meeting Kate Pakenham - Co-CEO Donmar Warehouse Dr Rosena Allin-Khan - Junior doctor & MP Julie Montagu - Nutritionist Dr Linda Papadopoulos - Leading psychologist Lucy Thomas - Deputy Director, Britain Stronger...

Never quit a job you hate without first doing this!

Never quit a job you hate without first doing this!

Bring a plan to your boss for how you would change your job if you could. The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions about careers and leadership. Today’s answer to the question: How do you know it’s the right time to switch jobs? is written by Ian Siegel, co-founder and CEO of ZipRecruiter. It’s not a stretch to argue that most of the people reading these words right now are probably considering a job switch or have thought about one recently. The Bureau of Labor...

#OrangeDress Campaign In Partnership With UN Trust Fund

#OrangeDress Campaign In Partnership With UN Trust Fund

Ldny and the United Nations Trust Fund celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child with their brand new collection in support of the anti-violence #OrangeDress campaign.   October 11th marks the United Nations International Day of the Girl Child, which raises awareness of the 1.1 billion girls who face gender inequality on a daily basis. Despite brimming with talent and creativity, their dreams of potential are often thwarted by discrimination, violence and lack of equal opportunities.   To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Trust Fund, Ldny have enlisted the help of international designer Daniella Helayel, one of...

Are You Making These 4 Leadership Mistakes?

Are You Making These 4 Leadership Mistakes?

Originally posted by Entrepreneur: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/248878 While it is certainly "human to err," when you're leading a team, it is important to learn how to avoid some of the most common mistakes that could lose you the respect of your team and potentially affect productivity. Below are four of the more common leadership mistakes you can avoid making: 1. Not giving team members enough feedback The only way your team members can understand that they need to correct a problem is if you alert them to its existence and provide constructive feedback once they complete the task. Unfortunately, many leaders hesitate to provide such feedback. There are many...

3 Reasons Why Attitude Is More Important to Your Company Than Aptitude

3 Reasons Why Attitude Is More Important to Your Company Than Aptitude

Originally Posted by Entrepreneur https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/281289 Ideally we want to hire people with both the right attitude and the right aptitude. However, if I can only choose one of those two I will choose the person with the right attitude every time.  This approach is backed up by studies which have shown that our 80 percent of our success is based on our EQ, compared to 20 percent for our IQ. This means that aptitude only accounts for a paltry 20 percent of our success.  Here are three reasons why it's better to recruit for attitude, than just aptitude. 1. It's easier...

6 Powerful Ways to Protect Yourself From Negative Energy

6 Powerful Ways to Protect Yourself From Negative Energy

Originally Posted by Inc  http://www.inc.com/lolly-daskal/6-powerful-ways-to-protect-yourself-from-negative-energy.html It's never easy to be around negativism. But beyond that, it can be quite toxic and detrimental, fostering a mindset of cynicism, fatalism, and even defeatism. If you are surrounded by negative energy that's coming from a coworker, partner, friend, or family member, you must how to protect yourself without engaging. Here are six powerful strategies you can use to protect yourself against   Focus on solutions, not problems. Negative people tend to spend more time on problems than on solutions. What that usually sounds like is a lot of complaining, finding fault, and dissatisfaction. To...

5 Steps to Building a Career That Aligns With Your Passions

5 Steps to Building a Career That Aligns With Your Passions

Originally Posted by Entrepreneur https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/281054 Life is too short to be doing something day in and day out that you don’t enjoy. With so much of every day dedicated to your career, why not fill that time with something you care about? Not only will that deepen your personal connection to everyday work, but your contribution to your team and your field will also improve as you are able to put your heart into your work. The journey to finding the right career will undoubtedly be different for everyone, and there is no prescribed roadmap. However, these five steps are...

10 Powerful Habits for Marketing Yourself (and Building a Personal Brand)

10 Powerful Habits for Marketing Yourself (and Building a Personal Brand)

We all know the power of brands. Who anywhere in the world isn't familiar with McDonald's fabled golden arches, Coca-Cola's distinctive red-and-white logo, or the green Starbucks mermaid? But here's a secret--building and promoting your own personal brand is just as important for your success and happiness as it is for any business. In fact, since it's you we're talking about, it might be even more important. In her book Personal Branding and Marketing Yourself, executive coach, trainer, and consultant Rita B. Allen explains that there are 10 habits you should adopt to market yourself while building a more powerful personal brand. 1. Identify specific...

Dos and Don'ts: How To Use Your Girl Power In Corporate Culture

Dos and Don'ts: How To Use Your Girl Power In Corporate Culture

Originally published by Forbes Woman: http://www.forbes.com/sites/laurabegleybloom/2016/09/27/dos-and-donts-how-to-use-your-girl-power-in-corporate-culture/#3adee61b2514  There’s no shortage of women entering the travel industry — but men dominate when it comes to senior management, especially in the hotel industry. According to a 2015 white paper produced by the Hospitality Industry Pipeline Coalition, women hold less than 40 percent of all managerial positions in hospitality, less than 20 percent of general management roles and just 5 to 8 percent of board positions. Ritz-Carlton aims to change that: the hotel company is putting an emphasis on equal opportunities for women, in alignment with the UN’s goal for equality in the workplace by 2030. Through Community Footprints — its corporate social responsibility arm —  Ritz-Carlton has announced...