5 tips on how to be innovative at any age

What can you do to show that you are still a rising star whatever your age? Try these: Every industry has trade journals/magazines/communities that focus on the latest innovations and developments. Read them and talk about them, at least once a week! Bring up some of these ideas in meetings. Be sure you mention your…

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How to Fly above the Silver Ceiling

What is the infamous silver ceiling and how does it relate to you? There are two types of definition: An unspoken barrier to promotion that is experienced by some older employees. A silver ceiling may exist because management believes older employees are not sufficiently innovative, or simply because they are too close to retirement to…

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Glass Ceiling Grans 2-0

Christine Lagarde, Hillary Clinton, Marillyn Hewson (Lockheed Martin), Indra Nooyi (Pepsi), Carolyn McCall (EasyJet) and Moya Greene (Royal Mail) – what do these leaders have in common? Power – obviously – but also being women and over 50! Winners on two strikes – one in the eye for chauvinists and equally (or more) importantly, ageists!…

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From Journalism to MIT Laureate for Best Innovators under 35 France – Julie de Pimodan

We are pleased this week to talk with Julie Pimodan, Journalist, Entrepreneur,  Founder of Fluicity and MIT Laureate, to hear about her rich and interesting career but also her experience, feelings and views on the business world, how parity fits into this, her vision and the choices she had to make to get to the…

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6 tips on how to be appreciated as an older woman with a younger boss

When you are older, a woman, surrounded by younger colleagues, with a new and much younger CEO/director/manager, the idea of how to be respected and appreciated can be daunting – but it doesn’t need to be!  OK, you will always get some people who are negative and difficult, but that is true in any situation…

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Innovation Alert: Walking Meetings!

Radical crusading idea #2: Walking Meetings! Yes, you heard me! Walking meetings! This means NOT sitting on your butt on the other side of the table. The advantages of walking meetings are numerous and on several fronts: professional, career, psychological and physical. Starting with professional – you will get better results from the meeting as…

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Develop your skills and be noticed – how? Read…

Radical crusading idea #1: Facilitate an executive development book club! (Please note you need to read the introductory article Be radical; become a crusader! before you go on to the following topic) Book clubs.  Ever heard of them?  People – usually the ‘more mature’ age group – meet at regular intervals and discuss a book…

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Where business and education meet – Director and Principal Lecturer of London’s biggest business school and specialist in women’s development

We are thrilled this week to talk to Dr Ruth Sacks, who has just achieved the newly created position of Business Development Director at Westminster Business School and principal lecturer. We hear about her rich and interesting career, her experience, feelings and views on her current role as a director at London’s biggest business school.…

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Fight the Good Fight

To paraphrase an old saying (originating from legendary Irish orator Edmund Burke in around 1780): “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good (wo)men do nothing.” I somehow doubt he was checking his emails or hanging out round the office water cooler  when he spoke these words – always assuming he…

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Where beauty meets business! Media expert, entrepreneur, retailer and founder of MyShowcase

We are delighted to have the opportunity to meet with Nancy Cruickshank who has several careers in one. In addition to being the founder of MyShowcase.com, Nancy is also a non-Executive director of TelecityGroup, a member of the Mode Media European advisory board, and a non-Executive Director of OnMobile Global (listed in Bangalore). Despite a…

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