What Leadership Capabilities Should I Focus On In My 20s -Part 2

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I am doing a series of posts based on the 7×7 Mentoring Salon I did for SMW in February. For this session I had seven up-and-coming professionals / entrepreneurs pose a question to seven experienced entrepreneurs and leaders. Over the next few weeks I will share the seven questions asked and the mentors answers. Here is Part 2 of Molly’s question on what skills you need to focus on in your twenties to help you ... keep reading...

Three Gifts for a 20-Something (162)

Every time I interview a 40-something woman for 40:20 Vision I ask them what three “gifts” would they give a 20-something if they were a “Forty-Godmother”. Herewith, there wishes to help you get a head start on perspective and gain confidence making decisions that are right for you.   1.Start exercising your voice. The thing I'm most proud of is being able to say what I think even if it goes against conventionalism. If you're going to be ... keep reading...

What Leadership Capabilities Should I Focus On In My 20s?

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At the  7×7 Mentoring Salon I did for SMW 7 up-and-coming professionals / entrepreneurs posed their burning question to 7 experienced entrepreneurs and leaders. I'm doing a series of posts sharing the answers.  Today's question focuses on skills needed to become a leader. The mentors answers are  full of wisdom. I will share half today and the other half next week. Molly’s Question:  What is the best leadership capability that I should work on developing early in ... keep reading...

What I Know Now That I Wish I Knew Then

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Quitter: a person who gives up easily or does not have the courage or determination to finish a task. Ouch, online dictionary! How ‘bout this instead: Quitter: a person who is brave enough to know that a situation is unhealthy and has the courage to move on to something better. Now that’s more like it, with some explanation of course... Transition can sure feel like failure, because you’re making a conscious decision to leave something behind in favor of ... keep reading...

Three Gifts for a 20-Something (161)

Every time I interview a 40-something woman for 40:20 Vision I ask them what three “gifts” would they give a 20-something if they were a “Forty-Godmother”. Herewith, there wishes to help you get a head start on perspective and gain confidence making decisions that are right for you.   1. Don't make your ambitions small. Just ask for the world and see what comes your way. You don't need to be modest in your desires. 2. Self worth. I ... keep reading...

Learning From One Of The “Girls”

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Today we have a post from Stephanie Florence, 40:20 Vision’s contributing / Millennial editor, reflecting on her evening with a notable “girl” in New York City. ~ I had a “pinch me” night Monday as the talent escort for the one and only Lena Dunham. Lena was recognized by the Point Foundation for her support of the LGBTQ community. I have become such a fan of her writing and how she truly speaks her mind, regardless of ... keep reading...