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 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.

 

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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:   http://www.wpaa.tv  Select "Video On Demand" and type 'mid' in the search box to view full segments. Preview clips available on the Mid LIFE Matters tab, above.  

 

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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
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.

 

Wednesday
Mar122014

Skills Gap - Solved!

Survey says -- about half of employers plan to train & hire people without specific experience in 2014 -- but only a third cross-train their current employees.  Cross-training, whether as individuals or in a group rotational program, can increase retention and safeguard against unplanned vacancies.  I invite you to check out my book at http://gettothepointbooks.com.  Easy E-book, printable, engaging case studies & examples.  Get ahead of the curve!

Sunday
Mar092014

TV Wants Alpha Boomers

  Prime marketing targets used to end at age 54, but TV is now focusing on "Alpha Boomers."  Age 54-65, they are profiled as active, healthy, and likely to still be working -- and spending!  The Hartford Courant shared a Tibune Newspaper article by Merideth Blake that illuminates how TV cable and networks are featuring older stars and multi-generational families.  The goal: Attract this segment that is projected to control 70% of disposable income by 2017.  Funny thing, they are more likely to watch TV then younger adults.

I remarked about the spending power of older women in my book, "55+ Unite! Welcome All Wise Working Women" -- but one of my favorite actresses, Kathy Bates, said it best.  When her "Harry's Law" TV show was cancelled because it's 'audience was very old, and it is hard to moneterize that' --65 yr old Kathy is quoted as saying "Geez Louise, who do you think watches TV out there, bud?  The advertisers have got to wake up to this.  Who do you think's got the money out there?"

Source:  "TV'S Golden Viewers"; The Hartford Courant, 'Curtain' - Pg. G3 - 3/9/14

Saturday
Mar082014

A Decade of Defects?

  

 

Pity the first woman CEO of General Motors - Mary T. Barra has to answer for a ten-year pattern of defective cars -- 1.6 million of them!  Apparently, the problems have been addressed during that time, but G.M. execs were kept in the dark.  Mary issued a public apology, which is rare - as a new CEO, it can't be fun to be the lead donkey.

Source:  NYT - Business Day - "G.M. Recall, and a Decade of Inaction, Present an Early Trial for Its New Chief" by Bill Vlasic - 3/8/14

Monday
Feb032014

Middle Muddle

 

 

Seems statistics are showing what we in the middle class have known since 2008.  Less money is available to eat out, buy appliances, and start new businesses.  Articles in both the NYT and USA TODAY* report that spending at mid-range restaurants, ala Red Lobster, is down -- but upscale eateries are enjoying growth.  Same goes for sales of basic vs. high end refrigerators.

Start-ups are almost flat since 2010; factors cited include skittish banks, decline of home equity values, and the aging population (the 30s are prime business-founding years).

At the same time, a CEB Succession Management survey said 88% of leaders and managers report increased job responsibilities over the last three years. 

Yikes! 

*The Middle Class is Steadily Eroding.  Just Ask the Business World --  By Nelson D. Schwartz; NYT 2/3/14

  Start-ups still in a slowdown -- by Paul Davidson; USA TODAY 2/3/14