I’ve been pretty calm about the rapid movement of this year, but OMG, it’s the end of October and 2023 is peaking over the horizon! Are you ready?

Here are the stories I wanted to share with you as we round the corner and head into home base for 2022:

  • Excellent advice in Chief post about the balancing act women business leaders often feel they need to do when giving feedback and what to do if you catch yourself struggling about the anticipated reaction of the recipient. If this isn’t a challenge for you, is there someone on your leadership team who could use some help with this? Feel free to share…
  • We’re becoming more myopic. Literally. What’s going on? It’s in this article from The Atlantic.

Do Good Spotlight
🌟 Children First PA 🌟

Through “developing initiatives and advocating for quality health care, child care, public education, and family stability,” Children First PA works to improve children’s lives, particularly around the Philly area. They continually release research, including insights on Covid’s impact on children. Learn more about their noble cause here: Children First PA.

Noteworthy 🖋

If you’ve been on the fence about starting a podcast for your business, or if your team is having challenges getting a rhythm going with its marketing, you may want to check out Rise25. Since 2008, they’ve been helping businesses generate high ROI from podcasts. How? By connecting them—faster—to high caliber prospects, referral partners, strategic partners, and industry influencers. Rise25 has innovated a “done-for-you” podcasting model with tiers of services that can be aligned for any B2B business. One conversation with co-founder Dr. Jeremy Weisz and I instantly understood why this agency is so highly regarded. Here’s how to learn more and connect: Rise25.

  • Are you familiar with the work of Mark Robert Waldman? I wasn’t but am starting to be a fan now. He’s a neuroscience researcher whose work helps people learn to understand each other by listening better. In the November issue of Real Simple, there’s an article where he demonstrates how little we retain from what others are saying and how to develop skills for retaining more. He had me yawning on purpose. You can learn more about his work and techniques with this video interview and at his website. And if you subscribe to Real Simple, you can see the November print issue.
  • More on gender in the workplace: male defaults. This from Harvard Business Review, “But are masculine defaults actually necessary for an effective workplace? The evidence is now robust: Success at work requires both stereotypically masculine and feminine characteristics. As we explore below, many organizations improved — rose in rankings, obtained more venture capital, and identified the full potential of their candidates — after they reduced their masculine defaults and revamped their workplace practices to include more feminine defaults.” Interested? Here’s the rest of the article.

Okay, that’s it for this week. Please continue to suggest not for profits to feature in our Do Good section, and if you have a suggestion for a company to feature in the Noteworthy section—including your own—shout it out.

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Published On: 10/27/2022 / Categories: Niki's Notes / Tags: , , /

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