Thursday, July 29

Leadership

Leadership, Voices of Color, Women of Color

We’re asking female CEOs and executives of color about their success in corporate Europe. Tell us who you think we should be speaking to.

Insider spoke to trailblazing Black women in corporate America about their personal success stories. Next, we want to hear from women from minority backgrounds in corporate leadership in Europe. You can nominate inspiring CEOs and executives you think we should be speaking to. LoadingSomething is loading. Earlier this year, Insider profiled 67 ...
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7 phrases leaders should use more often to show vulnerability and build trust with their team

The tone and attitude of leaders can influence the psychological safety in their workplace. Speaking honestly and openly can help you build a high-performing, engaged, and inclusive team. Use phrases like'I appreciate you' and'I'm sorry' more often to build trust within your team. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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The Olympic ban on Afro swim caps — and the backlash it has received — is a huge lesson for business leaders

Soul Cap tried to have its swim caps — which fit over Afros — approved for the 2021 summer Olympics. The governing Olympic body rejected the request, saying it didn't conform to the "natural" head. Fortune 500 consultants explain why the decision is a teachable moment for other leaders. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Sundar Pichai took over the running of Google aged 47. Here’s his advice to anyone with similar ambitions.

Google's CEO said aspiring CEOs should'figure out what their heart is excited by.' He was speaking in an in-depth interview with BBC journalist Amol Rajan. Pichai also revealed he speaks 3 languages ​​and currently drives a Tesla. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Google parent Alphabet, has offered some advice for people who want to run a successful company: Find something that excites you.In an hour-long interview with the BBC's media editor Amol Rajan, Pichai talks about the potential of quantum computing, the dangers of AI, and whether Alphabet, with a market capitalization of $1.6 ...
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7 ways for women to overcome imposter syndrome and climb the ranks at work

Women are staggeringly absent from upper-level leadership positions in the American workforce. To break through the glass ceiling, figure out what's blocking you, let go of it, and take risks. Consider hiring a coach or mentor to push you forward and help overcome imposter syndrome. See more stories on Insider's business page. Women hold less than 5% of CEO positions in the US and Europe, according to Financial Times, and over two million women left the workforce in 2020. Many factors contribute to these realities, which leave women feeling tired, disempowered, and unmotivated, sometimes to the point of self-sabotage. The term "gla...
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5 books that made me a better CEO and helped me strengthen my business

Heidi Zak is the cofounder and CEO of ThirdLove, a multi-generational women's lifestyle brand. These are the books she read over the past year that had a strong impact on her life and business. The list includes "Rituals Roadmap," "Humor, Seriously," and "The Creativity Leap." See more stories on Insider's business page. As much as I love watching shows, movies, and documentaries, reading a book is a very different experience. It forces you to slow down and reflect on things in a way that's a bit harder when you're more passively watching (or listening) to a story. Especially if you're an entrepreneur, you don't get very many momen...
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3 ways leaders can help ease workplace stress and avoid employee burnout

Reports of burnout, stress, and loneliness levels are high as employees continue working from home. Improving these conditions and rebuilding psychological safety will require leaders to step up. Show gratitude for your employees, check-in frequently, and build resilience into the workforce. See more stories on Insider's business page. The crisis is subsiding, but its wounds run deep. For all the heroic efforts of employees to keep companies operating, the past 16-plus months have left a powerful psychological scar.A recent Workhuman survey of more than 3,000 US workers reveals a workforce in trouble. The data shows 48% of employee...
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3 clearest signs you’re a manager who’s in need of leadership training, according to a startup CEO

Leaders need consistent training to continue their development, says CEO Madeline Pratt. Improving your leadership skills has a positive ripple effect throughout your organization. Lack of role clarity, an easily frustrated team, and unclear benchmarks are signs it's time for guidance. See more stories on Insider's business page. If you're guiding a team, your most fundamental job is setting others up for success — a concept that is easily lost among the million and one tasks that need your attention. As the founder of a company that helps guide and support other women founders, I've learned through experience that there are certai...