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Emerging

"Don't wait for permission — or an invitation — to lead," career coach Jo Miller told online attendees during the year's second NEW Summit Speaker Series webinar, Feb. 1, 2017. 
Imagine you had the opportunity to sit down with a senior executive and get the straight-up truth about what it takes to stand out as a leader in today’s highly competitive workforce.
In my first week of work at my summer internship between my first and second year of business school, I received some of the best career advice I’ve ever gotten from a boss.
“You are too shy, too quiet. You don’t speak up in meetings and no one knows what you do or who you are outside of our immediate team. I don’t think you can be a manager here.”
As a wide-eyed college graduate beginning my “real” career 10 years ago, I assumed I would start my new job with a blank slate. But after walking through the door to my future that day, I realized my colleagues had preconceptions about me, and my “millennial work ethic.”
We all encounter difficult people or situations that leave us frustrated, especially as we’re trying to get more done with fewer resources. Fortunately, you get to choose how you want to show up regardless of how others show up.
This blog’s headline is not “Dealing with difficult people.” It’s about “difficult conversations.” Don’t think there’s a difference? Then you might find some surprises here.  
“The only way to achieve breakthrough growth is to think differently,” Lyné Brown, vice president, e-commerce channel at The Clorox Company, told more than 200 NEW members during the NEW Leadership Academy webinar “Breaking the Rules.”
Whenever I speak or teach, someone in the audience asks about my journey to finding my professional purpose. Of course, we often look to others’ experiences as a guide — why and how did you do that? And what, if anything, can I learn from it?
Women with successful careers build their reputations on delivering results, Jo Miller, CEO of Women's Leadership Coaching, told nearly 300 NEW members attending the first NEW Leadership Academy webinar of the year.