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Career Contessa thinks it’s entirely possible to land a job in the current environment. Read on to learn about the power...
05/28/2020
5 Power Moves You Can Make Right Now To Take Control Of Your Career

Career Contessa thinks it’s entirely possible to land a job in the current environment. Read on to learn about the power moves you can make right now to take control of your career and get what you want. #PowerMoves

It can be natural to think that it’s virtually impossible to find a job right now. But Lauren McGoodwin, founder of Career Contessa and author of Power Moves, thinks it’s entirely possible to land a job in the current environment, and believes you can do so from a position of strength.

“The expression of gratitude for employees’ efforts—when the acknowledgment is authentic, specific and timely—can be a h...
05/28/2020
In times of crisis, motivate employees with gratitude

“The expression of gratitude for employees’ efforts—when the acknowledgment is authentic, specific and timely—can be a huge motivation and productivity booster, especially during tough times,” says Chester Elton in The Economist!

#LeadingwithGratitude

In times of crisis, companies tend to focus on the stress and strain of keeping the organisation together—and afloat. Often, employees are asked to do more, especially if other workers have been laid off. And there’s a tendency to think that the remaining employees should just be glad that they ...

Calling all ambitious women! Girlboss recommends founder and CEO of Career Contessa Lauren McGoodwin's new book POWER MO...
05/28/2020
A first-timer’s guide to unemployment

Calling all ambitious women! Girlboss recommends founder and CEO of Career Contessa Lauren McGoodwin's new book POWER MOVES (on sale now HarperCollins) to their readers looking to make their next big career change or bounce back from unemployment in this uncertain time.

In the last six weeks, 30 million Americans filed for unemployment. If you count yourself as part of that unthinkable statistic, we’re here for you, and want to remind you that now isn’t the time to pump the brakes on your ambitions. In fact, double down on them. Dream even bigger. Eff the syste...

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05/28/2020

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"How Self-Confidence Really Works" with PERFECTLY CONFIDENT author Don Moore via the Something You Should Know podcast! ...
05/27/2020
422 How Self-Confidence Really Works & One Thing You Can Do to Be More Careful Online

"How Self-Confidence Really Works" with PERFECTLY CONFIDENT author Don Moore via the Something You Should Know podcast! #ListenNow #podcast https://bit.ly/2yBPZ7w

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"Research has shown that leaders who self-sacrifice tend to be seen as the most effective." Don't miss this powerful ess...
05/27/2020
How CEOs Can Lead Selflessly Through a Crisis

"Research has shown that leaders who self-sacrifice tend to be seen as the most effective."

Don't miss this powerful essay by Dr. Stefanie Johnson, author of InclusifyBook!

Take a pay cut, communicate transparently, and give back with purpose.

Adam Grant includes Drstefjohnson's INCLUSIFY (on sale 6/2 HarperCollins) in his 15 new leadership books for a summer in...
05/22/2020
15 New Leadership Books for a Summer in Quarantine

Adam Grant includes Drstefjohnson's INCLUSIFY (on sale 6/2 HarperCollins) in his 15 new leadership books for a summer in quarantine roundup for LinkedIn.

It’s often said that leaders shouldn’t let a crisis go to waste. If your idea of using isolation time well is learning about leadership, here are the new releases I’ve been reading over the past few months.

"Spoiler alert: turns out the dream job is a gargantuan, intangible concept because . . . it doesn’t really exist, nor w...
05/22/2020
The Persistent Career Myth That's Making You More Unhappy In Your Actual Job

"Spoiler alert: turns out the dream job is a gargantuan, intangible concept because . . . it doesn’t really exist, nor would you want it to." Head to The Financial Diet for an exclusive excerpt from Lauren McGoodwin's, CEO and Founder of Career Contessa, new book POWER MOVES (on sale now HarperCollins)!

The following is an excerpt from Power Moves: How Women Can Pivot, Reboot, and Build a Career Of Purpose by Lauren McGoodwin, whom you may recognize as Career Contessa. Power Moves will hit shelves 5/19, but if you pre-order now, you’ll get a bunch of extras. (Lauren will also be answering your ca...

"Bazerman’s encouraging call for readers to keep moving in the right direction, even if they aren’t on the fast track to...
05/21/2020
Nonfiction Book Review: Better, Not Perfect: A Realist’s Guide to Maximum Sustainable Goodness by Max H. Bazerman. HarperBusiness, $29.99 (256p) ISBN 978-0-06-300270-8

"Bazerman’s encouraging call for readers to keep moving in the right direction, even if they aren’t on the fast track to perfection, is a much-needed and sane approach to personal betterment." Publishers Weekly reviews Max H. Bazerman's BETTER, NOT PERFECT (on sale 9/8 HarperCollins).

Ethical self-improvement is a task best taken one day at a time, argues Harvard Business School professor Bazerman (The Power of Experiments, coauthor) in this encouraging primer aimed at bus

How do we find that happy medium where workers can demonstrate their individuality while also feeling they belong? Join ...
05/20/2020
“Inclusify” to Build Innovative Teams | LMHQ

How do we find that happy medium where workers can demonstrate their individuality while also feeling they belong? Join LMHQ's virtual event with Drstefjohnson, author of INCLUSIFY (on sale 6/2 HarperCollins), on June 3rd at 12:00 p.m. EST to learn how to build innovative teams!

What are the new rules of getting ahead, asserting yourself, and ‘earning it’ while working form home? Lauren McGoodwin,...
05/19/2020
9 ways young women can ‘earn it’ while working from home during COVID-19

What are the new rules of getting ahead, asserting yourself, and ‘earning it’ while working form home? Lauren McGoodwin, founder and CEO of Career Contessa and author of POWER MOVES (on sale TODAY HarperCollins), shares 9 tips with NBC News.

Daniela Pierre-Bravo, co-author of “Earn It! Know Your Value and Grow Your Career, in Your 20s and Beyond” chats with Career Contessa’s Lauren McGoodwin about the best ways to stand out in our new work-from-home landscape.

Kevin Scott, Microsoft's CTO and author of REPROGRAMMING THE AMERICAN DREAM (on sale now HarperCollins), thinks there is...
05/18/2020
A conversation with Kevin Scott, author of “Reprogramming the American Dream”

Kevin Scott, Microsoft's CTO and author of REPROGRAMMING THE AMERICAN DREAM (on sale now HarperCollins), thinks there is ample opportunity for people from all walks of life to take advantage of AI to achieve the American dream. Here's how:

Kevin Scott, Microsoft’s CTO, looks at the future of AI and how it can be realistically used to serve the interests of everyone, not just the privileged few.

"This is required reading for anyone concerned about America’s economic future." Publishers Weekly gives SUPERPOWER SHOW...
05/15/2020
Nonfiction Book Review: Superpower Showdown: How the Battle Between Trump and Xi Threatens a New Cold War by Bob Davis and Lingling Wei. Harper Business, $29.99 (448p) ISBN 978-0-06-295305-6

"This is required reading for anyone concerned about America’s economic future." Publishers Weekly gives SUPERPOWER SHOWDOWN by The Wall Street Journal reports Bob Davis and Lingling Wei a starred review!

Wall Street Journal reporters Davis and Wei deliver an essential look at recent U.S.-Chinese relations, up through the January 2020 trade deal. Going back to the beginnings of China’s economi

Kevin Scott, Microsoft's CTO and author of REPROGRAMMING THE AMERICAN DREAMS (on sale now HarperCollins), joins APnews t...
05/14/2020
Microsoft's technology chief pivots to pandemic response

Kevin Scott, Microsoft's CTO and author of REPROGRAMMING THE AMERICAN DREAMS (on sale now HarperCollins), joins APnews to discuss the importance of tech solutions for rural America, pivoting among the pandemic, and more.

Microsoft's chief technology officer, Kevin Scott, oversees thousands of engineers and scientists working in artificial intelligence, computer science and other research. But right now he's...

05/13/2020
Advice to the Class of 2020 from people who graduated during the Great Recession

Advice to the Class of 2020 from People Who Graduated in the Great Recession: Lauren McGoodwin, Founder and CEO of Career Contessa and author of POWER MOVES (on sale 5/19 HarperCollins), and Lindsey Pollak - Multigenerational Workplace Expert and author of THE REMIX - share some tips with Newsweek.

Seven tips to help this year's college seniors succeed from experts who got their own degrees during the Great Recession and other crises—and made out just fine anyway

"She’s working to help close the pay gap and sheltering in place isn’t stopping her." Lauren McGoodwin, founder of Caree...
05/12/2020
My Morning Routine: Why I Exercise, Shower, and Still Get Dressed Up Every A.M. | Goop

"She’s working to help close the pay gap and sheltering in place isn’t stopping her." Lauren McGoodwin, founder of Career Contessa and author of POWER MOVES (on sale 5/19 HarperCollins), joins goop to discuss her morning routine and how it keeps her focused in these uncertain times.

She’s working to help close the pay gap, and sheltering in place isn’t stopping her. Lauren McGoodwin, the CEO of the female-focused career search and salary-information platform Career Contessa, also hosts a podcast and wrote a new book, Power Moves, on the subject. “It’s busy!” she laugh...

"Overconfidence in one’s predictions, knowledge, or ability can be hazardous, but so can needless self-doubt. What we al...
05/11/2020
Check Yourself

"Overconfidence in one’s predictions, knowledge, or ability can be hazardous, but so can needless self-doubt. What we all
need is calibration." Don Moore discusses his new book PERFECTLY CONFIDENT (on sale 5/26 HarperCollins) in the Psychology Today May 2020 issue.

How to find the middle ground between overconfidence and self-doubt.

"AI will ultimately be about human empowerment, not displacement." Kevin Scott, CTO of Microsoft, adds some perspective ...
05/07/2020
Harnessing Artificial Intelligence

"AI will ultimately be about human empowerment, not displacement." Kevin Scott, CTO of Microsoft, adds some perspective to the future of AI in his new book Reprogramming the American Dream (on sale now HarperCollins). Harvard Business Review

We need new rules to avert serious risks.

Ready to incorporate gratitude into your leadership strategy? Small Business Trends reviews Adrian Gostick's and Chester...
05/06/2020
Leading With Gratitude - Initiating a Practice of Gratitude

Ready to incorporate gratitude into your leadership strategy? Small Business Trends reviews Adrian Gostick's and Chester Elton's LEADING WITH GRATITUDE, on sale now HarperCollins.

Leading with Gratitude - initiate a practice of gratitude with eight leadership practices for extraordinary business results.

Harper Business mourns the loss of one of our most prolific authors, Gil Schwarz (aka Stanley Bing). HarperCollinshttps:...
05/03/2020
Harper Business: Stanley Bing

Harper Business mourns the loss of one of our most prolific authors, Gil Schwarz (aka Stanley Bing). HarperCollins
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/05/03/business/ap-us-obit-gil-schwartz.html

Stanley Bing is the bestselling author of Crazy Bosses, What Would Machiavelli Do?, Throwing the Elephant, Sun Tzu Was a Sizzy, 100 Bullsh*t Jobs . . . And How to Get Them, The Big Bing, and The Curriculum, as well as the novels Lloyd: What Happened, You Look Nice Today, and Immortal Life. By day he...

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05/02/2020

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"Just as surgeons aim to use the best available tools when operating, those at the front lines of the pandemic need the ...
04/30/2020
How Should We Allocate Scarce Medical Resources?

"Just as surgeons aim to use the best available tools when operating, those at the front lines of the pandemic need the best decision-making tools available to allocate scarce resources fairly," Max H. Bazerman, author of BETTER, NOT PERFECT (on sale 9/8 HarperCollins), writes for Harvard Business Review.

Three guidelines for policymakers and physicians making life-or-death decisions.

Worried about the future of AI? Microsoft's CTO and author of REPROGRAMMING THE AMERICAN DREAM Kevin Scott shares some p...
04/30/2020
Kevin Scott of Microsoft Hopes Artificial Intelligence Will Help His Hometown

Worried about the future of AI? Microsoft's CTO and author of REPROGRAMMING THE AMERICAN DREAM Kevin Scott shares some perspective with The Wall Street Journal. HarperCollins

In a new book, an executive who grew up in small-town Virginia argues that AI should be used to create jobs and industry in rural and working-class areas.

"Creativity isn’t seen as practical, yet the most practical thing in the world is the ability to create, and not just in...
04/29/2020
Why Entrepreneurs Need To Tap Into Their Creative Spirit

"Creativity isn’t seen as practical, yet the most practical thing in the world is the ability to create, and not just in a sense of art. Creativity underpins the solution to every problem we will ever encounter." Chase Jarvis, bestselling author of CREATIVE CALLING (on sale now HarperCollins), joins Forbes.

In these testing times, entrepreneurs need to call on their creative instincts to overcome some of the challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis. And before you say, ‘but I’m not really creative’, award-winning artist and entrepreneur Chase Jarvis, says you should think again.

"If there were such thing as a Jedi mind trick in negotiation, it would be this: The principle of mirroring." Inc. Magaz...
04/28/2020
Want to Be a Better Job Interviewer? Start Mirroring

"If there were such thing as a Jedi mind trick in negotiation, it would be this: The principle of mirroring." Inc. Magazine takes a page from Chris Voss's NEVER SPLIT THE DIFFERENCE and applies the technique of mirroring to interviewing. HarperCollins

Mirroring is a conversational technique that establishes rapport, helps others open up, and lets you get past the canned responses.

Kevin Scott, chief technology officer and executive vice president of Microsoft, joins Cheddar to discuss technology dur...
04/24/2020
Microsoft CTO Publishes Book Covering A.I. 'from Rural America to Silicon Valley'

Kevin Scott, chief technology officer and executive vice president of Microsoft, joins Cheddar to discuss technology during the coronavirus pandemic and his new book, "Reprogramming the American Dream: From Rural America to Silicon Valley - Making AI Serve Us All," on sale now HarperCollins.

Kevin Scott, chief technology officer and executive vice president of Microsoft, discusses technology during the coronavirus pandemic and his new book, "Reprogramming the American Dream: From Rural America to Silicon Valley - Making AI Serve Us All."

"Crisis communication — whether you’re leading a country, city or business — requires three key elements: the authority ...
04/23/2020
What Leaders Can Learn From Governor Cuomo About How to Communicate During a Crisis

"Crisis communication — whether you’re leading a country, city or business — requires three key elements: the authority you exhibit, the warmth you convey and the energy you exude and bring out in others." Steve Herz, author of the upcoming Don't Take Yes for an Answer (HarperCollins), writes for Entrepreneur.

New York's governor has been exhibiting what leadership looks like: authority, vulnerability and the right tone.

“From where I sit, no one is telling the right story, a realistic story, about AI, which is neither utopian nor dystopia...
04/22/2020
Microsoft’s Kevin Scott Says He’s ‘Reprogramming the American Dream’ | WAMU

“From where I sit, no one is telling the right story, a realistic story, about AI, which is neither utopian nor dystopian.” Kevin Scott, Microsoft's CTO and author of REPROGRAMMING THE AMERICAN DREAM (on sale now HarperCollins), joins WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio to discuss his new book and the future of AI.

The Microsoft chief technology officer says growing up in rural Virginia gave him a new perspective on the potential of artificial intelligence.

Congratulations to Kevin Scott and Greg Shaw on their The Wall Street Journal bestseller!
04/17/2020
Reprogramming the American Dream by Kevin Scott and Greg Shaw Foreword by J. D. Vance

Congratulations to Kevin Scott and Greg Shaw on their The Wall Street Journal bestseller!

In this essential book written by a rural native and Silicon Valley veteran, Microsoft’s Chief technology officer tackles one of the most critical issues facing society today: the future of artificial intelligence and how it can be realistically used to promote growth, even in a shifting employmen...

“The future is here, it just isn’t equally distributed yet.” Kevin Scott, CTO of Microsoft and author of REPROGRAMMING T...
04/15/2020
Microsoft’s CTO wants to spread tech’s wealth beyond the coasts

“The future is here, it just isn’t equally distributed yet.” Kevin Scott, CTO of Microsoft and author of REPROGRAMMING THE AMERICAN DREAM (on sale now HarperCollins), for Fast Company.

In a new book, Kevin Scott argues that AI can help rural areas thrive—both by boosting existing businesses, such as farming, and allowing new businesses to emerge.

“I think our reaction to this horrible pandemic we’re having now could produce a wave of investment and innovation in bi...
04/14/2020
Microsoft exec says coronavirus could spark big shift for AI in health care

“I think our reaction to this horrible pandemic we’re having now could produce a wave of investment and innovation in biotechnology that defines the next 75 years," Kevin Scott, CTO of Microsoft and author of REPROGRAMMING THE AMERICAN DREAM (on sale now HarperCollins), tells The Seattle Times.

The company's chief technology officer says early detection of underlying health conditions could not only help treat patients and prevent the spread of future pandemics, but also reduce care costs for Americans

Do you care about whether, or not other people like you? Chances are, the answer is yes, especially if you are a woman. ...
04/13/2020
IN PURSUIT: Alicia Menendez, Episode 11 Transcript | Glassdoor

Do you care about whether, or not other people like you? Chances are, the answer is yes, especially if you are a woman. Alicia Menendez, author of THE LIKEABILITY TRAP (HarperCollins) joins Glassdoor's In Pursuit to discuss what you can do to break free from the "likeability" constraints.

Do you care about whether, or not other people like you? Chances are, the answer is yes, especially if you are a...

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