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Executive Professional Development

The content featured below was created to help leaders and managers build the skills and gain the knowledge they need to boost their professional performance. Topics covered in this section include managing interpersonal relationships, developing listening skills, having empathy, improving communication skills, how to effectively delegate, what employee empowerment means, among others.

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Leadership Lessons From Judith Humphrey

In this podcast interview with Judith Humphrey, author of “Taking the Stage,” as well as founder and former president of The Humphrey Group, a firm that focuses on leadership communications, she discusses the top six tips women should follow in the boardroom to be successful in a male-dominated environment. In addition, Humphrey addresses the impact...

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10 TED Talks By Women That Everyone Should Watch

TED Talks are the cream of the crop when it comes to riveting presentations brimming with inspiring words. They inform, engage, educate and, most importantly, connect with viewers. Those who are challenged to give remarkable speeches in 20 minutes or less seldom disappoint, leaving their audiences with many “ideas worth spreading.” However, with over 1,900-plus...

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Things We're Obsessed With: The ANNpower Vital Voices Initiative

The ANNpower Vital Voices Initiative (APVVI) is one of the coolest and most important things I’ve come across lately. In case you haven’t heard of it, APVVI is a partnership between ANN INC. and the Vital Voices Global Partnership, an organization that trains and empowers emerging women leaders and social entrepreneurs around the globe. The...

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Nasty Gal's Sophia Amoruso on Why She Stepped Down

Sophia Amoruso, the renegade fashion authority, “#GIRLBOSS” author and founder of millennial fashion brand Nasty Gal, explained in a YouTube video why she’s  stepping down as CEO at Nasty Gal and promoting retail guru Sheree Waterson in her place. In her blog, Amoruso said the following: “I’ve found someone, who I’ve worked with for a...

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