Leadership

Marion Nekesa

Sr. Writer, Content & Media, Girl Power Talk Marion Nekesa is an art enthusiast who loves a good story of which she is in an endless search. She enjoys topics on the themes of identity, intersectionality, feminism, and social impact. When she's not writing or transcribing her thoughts, you will find her head buried in a book, thinking about time travel and the multiverse, or blasting her speakers while singing along to lyrics at the top of her lungs.

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Do it Now: 6 Practical Ways to Beat Procrastination

Victims of Procrastination The Reasons Behind Procrastination Ways to Overcome Procrastination Overview: We have all fallen victim to putting off tasks until the last minute. Contrary to popular belief, procrastination is not always due to laziness. To beat procrastination, you must first understand its causes and come up with practical ways to mitigate it. This article highlights six practical ways to stop procrastinating and start getting work done. According to research, 15–20 percent of adults are chronic procrastinators, and one in …

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Why Gender Equity and Diversity Matter for a Successful Business

Why Is There a Need for Change? Why Are Diverse and Inclusive Teams Still a Rarity? How Can Workplaces Foster Inclusivity? Overview: According to studies, businesses hoping to keep growing need to inculcate the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in their business. Having homogenous teams leads to a loss of talent, innovation, and opportunity for growth. However, equitable teams are still a rarity because of comfort-zone practices and structural challenges. Some simple steps can begin to break through this …

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Combining Care with Career | The Journey of Cheryl McCants

Constant Quest for Education Learning and Investing in People Future Business Goals Message to the Youth As a teenager, I was blessed to graduate from P.S. 26, study as a community scholar and attend one of the most prestigious high schools in the country. Those memorable years opened my eyes to the importance of education, the challenges of racism and the value of true friendship. By staying true to my values, and opening myself to a variety of experiences, I …

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Leadership Has No Minimum Age

Young people who are new to the workforce may have fresh ideas and be open to wider, advanced perspectives because their minds have not become entrenched in mundane habits. What if we visualized a fresher beginning to rewarding life path, one with many exciting avenues from which to choose? That is a much healthier way for young people to think of their potential as they begin their careers. This article was originally published on td.org. Read More
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It’s Manly to Be a Feminist

What Being a Feminist Actually Means Feminism Is Not Just Women’s Work Gender Equality Improves Men’s Lives, Too How Men Can Make a Difference as Feminists The word feminist can send many men into a cold sweat. Often, feminism is maligned in the media as radical, angry women making noise or claiming they don’t need men. Too often, men think feminism is only a women’s issue and that they should avoid any connection with it, positive or negative. Some fear …

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Helping Women Rise | Subuhi Safvi’s Journey

About Subuhi Safvi The Importance of Mental Health The Motive to Keep Going "I was surrounded by strong women growing up, and my mother and grandmother have been a source of inspiration for me." My grandmother was one of the first women in her locality who had a master's degree. My mother is a historian and a writer. She started doing what she loves when she was 55 years old. They taught me how to pursue my passion and desires …

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Words of a Woman Warrior | The Story of Captain Yashika Hatwal Tyagi

About Yashika Hatwal Tyagi Joining the Indian Army The Journey to Share Her Story When I was 7 years old, my father laid down his life for our country. During my childhood, we had less of everything, or as I like to think, "fewer resources but more power and positivity." Education was very important to us, and Mom always told us to be at the top of whatever we chose. About Yashika Hatwal Tyagi Having women in the army wasn’t …

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The Power of Fewer Words: Do Introverts Make Better Business Leaders?

The stereotype of business leadership is one of outgoing, extroverted power. We envision a fast-walking executive with endless energy, barking orders and making deals, able to enter any room and immediately take control, handling any difficulty with effortless charm and remarkable ease. This idea has been celebrated in movies, politics, and our culture for decades. And it’s probably false. This article was originally published on allbusiness. Read More
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Inclusive Leadership: Seven Keys to a 21st – Century Skill

The long-time US civil rights activist the Reverend Jesse Jackson is often quoted on the subject of inclusion and these two particular axioms of his are becoming more relevant to business leaders with every passing day. In a world where diversity — among consumers, markets, and workforce talent — is growing, the ability to create an inclusive work culture has become an increasingly essential skill for both aspiring and established leaders. This article was originally published on CFA Institute. Read …

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