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~ WOMEN'S WORKSHOPS ~

 Advice to Our Younger Selves  Revisit earlier days to tap into your inner wisdom.

Our Terrific Traits Inventory the strengths & talents that got you this far; rely on them to blast forward.

 

CONTACT INFO:

gflussier@snet.net

203-589-0392

Facebook & Twitter

 

My Website for Elder Caregivers:

http://www.KOPS-KeepOurParentsSafe.com

Insights & Observations

 Welcome! Note the tabs on top -- The "Working Women" section offers services and ideas to help us summon our creativity and strength in all phases of our careers.  In the "Ponder That" section I comment on current news items and emerging trends.  In the "Tips" section I offer workplace advice and reminders. "About Me" is just that. "Mid LIFE Matters" has video preview clips from my public tv show.   

 

Speaker on Women's Wisdom

Please consider me for keynote/panel presentations & workshops! Drawing on research for my book, 55+ Unite! Welcome All Wise Working Women, as well as hosting a community TV show, "Mid LIFE Matters" -- I offer women a tonic for tackling new challenges.

 

"Mid LIFE Matters" - Wallingford Public TV

 I host a half-hour show on WPAA-TV celebrating women's wisdom and wit.  Fascinating women share their stories on aging well:   Clips are available on You Tube - type "Georgian Lussier' in the You Tube search box.  

 

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Management Training:

E-Book Webinars & Workshops

Thank you to Joan Lahti, Ph.D., of Get To The Point Books for sponsoring a 45-minute webinar on my e-book, Are Your Star Performers Packing Their Bags?  How to Persuade Them to Stay.  Participants from across the country (and globe) reflected on their own retention tactics, and saw how to navigate this user-friendly workbook approach.   I offer similar sessions -- in person, online, or using blended technology, for any size group.  Contact Joan for a reference at joan.lahti@gettothepointbooks.com

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Below are two managment e-books I authored for retaining talent:

 

Read these E-Books  in 2 hours at Work!

Printable Workbook Format

 www.gettothepointbooks.com 

Click "View Our Books" and scroll by alpha title - $15.00

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Tuesday
Jun172014

Uphill Climb

  

 

Climbing out of a hole is tricky business.  Depleted resources diminish out decision-making powers.  Not enough money?  We scramble and settle for short-term relief - or magical thinking.  Not enough time?  Same dynamic.  Poverty pressures use up precious cognitive bandwidth* which leaves us even more overwhelmed. 

No easy answers, but tapping into our dreams and brains requires a huge leap of faith - and then, it's one foot in front of the other.

We are all 'poor' in some way - read *Maria Konnikova's excellent NYT article, No Money, No Time - Sunday Review, 6/15/14.

 

Sunday
Jun012014

Stunted Stars?

 

Star performers are at the highest risk for burnout - which makes them more likely to disengage.  Some go elsewhere; others stay, but lose their sparkle. 

In my book, shown here, I listed common factors leading to job satisfaction:  A sense that the work matters; the ability to make decisions; direct feedback from end users (also called customers); having an impact; operating with some autonomy; a clear flow of critical information; a chance to master new skills.       

In a NYT article by Tony Schwartz & Christine Porath, titled "Why You Hate Work" it seems jobs are often not designed for employee satisfaction (Sunday Review, 6/1/14).  50% do not report feeling their job has significance and meaning - 66% can't focus on one thing at a time, etc.  

My e-book offers managers common sense ways to develop healthy work environments, based on practice wisdom and solid theory.  We can do better!

Available at www.gettothepointbooks.com

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Tuesday
May202014

Flexible Workplaces?

  

 

The GOOD NEWS is that employers know the value of touting flexible work schedules.  The BAD NEWS is that flexibility is often wishful thinking.  In a NYT article by Tara Siegel Bernard (5/20/14), research indicates workloads are often non-negotiable.  We all know harried caregivers who skimp on sleep and other necessities, in an effort to stay in the game. 

One company that views flexibility as more than an accomodation is Ernst & Young, who has long appreciated the good business sense of keeping talented workers with outside lives.

Workers, especially women: Do your homework -- don't be seduced by corporate rhetoric.

Thursday
May152014

Ransomware, Beware!

Hackers are holding computers hostage!  USA TODAY headlined the story of computers being frozen with a short period of time in which to pay the ransom.  ( by Donna Leinwand Leger, 5/15/14)  Victims have included a Chamber of Commerce, police department, trial attorney, and folks like you and me.    

So far, no remedy.  But an FBI  Agent  suggested reporting any malware attacks to the federal governments's Internet Crime Complaint Center, saying sometimes puzzles are solved with one piece of information that pulls things together.

In the meantime, keep extra copies and backup.  This may bring back filing cabinets!

 

 

Tuesday
Apr152014

Accountant II Job Opening

 

West Springfield, MA

Requirements:  Minimum of 3-5 years experience in performing standard accounting procedures, transactions and entries, including G/L, A/P, A/R and Payroll.  Solid reporting, analytical and reconciliation skills, using multiple software packages and emerging technologies, within an integrated platform. 

B.S. with a concentration in Accounting and Finance.  Audit and payroll experience preferred.

Ability to work across multiple business lines with shifting priorities, in a lean, diverse business enterprise.  Convey financial information in user-friendly terms and problem-solve with line management on annual budgets, as well as new product opportunities. Conduct presentations with small groups and engage others in identifying ways to improve work processes.

Contribute to a high-performance work team through cross-training, serving as a back-up, and rotational assignments.  Exercise initiative, discretion and mature work judgment in performing duties and establishing priorities. 

AAA Pioneer Valley offers a stable, yet dynamic work environment, with excellent benefits, minimal travel and comfortable office conditions.  This job offers a unique opportunity to add value and impact a thriving business.

Salary:  $51 - 53,000

Contact:  Georgian Lussier, HRConsulting.  gflussier@snet.net.  18 Overlook Drive, Wallingford, CT  06492. No direct employer applications.

AAA Pioneer Valley is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

Minority/Female/Disability/Veterans.  Drug Free Workplace.