Jennifer Ware

Jennifer Ware
Jennifer is a Managing Editor at Skye Learning.

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New Manager Challenges for Women in Business

Posted by Jennifer Ware on Sep 4, 2019 11:24 AM

New managers should expect a learning-curve when transitioning into a leadership position for the first time. The process of adapting to new responsibilities, goals, and challenges takes persistence and determination, along with support from our peers, mentors, and superiors.

Moving From Peer to Boss

Moving from peer to boss can be challenging because you will need to establish a new relationship with friends who were peers and draw upon the boundaries of that new relationship when making decisions.

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The Double Bind: A Leadership Challenge for Women in Business

Posted by Jennifer Ware on Aug 22, 2019 11:01 AM

Working women are often confronted with double binds caused by gender stereotypes and norms about gender roles, which can hinder women in business from successfully occupying positions of authority. A double bind is a situation in which a person making a decision receives conflicting messages that make it the case that no matter what the person does, they'll be doing something that will be thought of as wrong. The contradictory nature of these situations is not always immediately apparent, so other people may not see the dilemma caused by the double bind. Also, for a dilemma to truly be a double bind, the person making the decision must not have the ability to control the undesirable consequences that each option presents.

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6 Types of Interviews

Posted by Jennifer Ware on Jul 30, 2019 9:33 AM

 

Not all interviews are the same. When evaluating applicants, it's important for members of the interview team to agree on a strategy and to carefully design questions to best accomplish the goals of the evaluation. Sometimes different interview strategies may be employed during the evaluation of a single applicant. Check out these six different interview types and the circumstances in which they might be used.

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Common Double Binds Women Face

Posted by Jennifer Ware on Jul 9, 2019 11:20 AM

Working women are often confronted with double binds caused by gender stereotypes and norms about gender roles, which can hinder women in business from successfully occupying positions of authority. A double bind is a situation in which a person making a decision receives conflicting messages, and no matter what the person does, they'll be doing something that will be thought of as wrong.

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History of Women in the Workplace

Posted by Jennifer Ware on Jul 8, 2019 3:35 PM

It has been more than 100 years since women started entering the workforce, and they are still fighting for equality. Research highlights a lack of women in higher positions, pay gaps between women and their male coworkers, and discrimination against women who are married, women who have children, and women in general. Take a look at our latest infographic for a brief history of women in the workplace.

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Challenges Facing Women in Business

Posted by Jennifer Ware on Jul 8, 2019 10:16 AM

Women are an invaluable part of the workforce, making up nearly 47 percent of all working adults. Women are athletes, academics, actors, and accountants; politicians, pilots, plumbers, and police officers; scientists, school teachers, sanitation workers, and security guards. Few jobs have never been held by a woman.  

In many ways, we are far from the days in American history in which women were told their place was either in the home or in particular roles doing "woman's work."

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10 Tips to Improve Your Active Listening Skills

Posted by Jennifer Ware on Jul 2, 2019 9:28 AM

Active listening is a way of listening and responding to another person that improves mutual understanding. Active listening can be employed in varied organizational settings, in discussions between managers and employees, in interviews of all types, and in mediation and conflict resolution. Check out these ten tips on how you can improve your active listening skills.

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6 Major Ethical Business Frameworks

Posted by Jennifer Ware on Jan 29, 2019 9:43 AM

Business ethics should be at the forefront of every organization’s culture. Unethical behavior can be costly from both a legal and public relations standpoint. Learn about the six frameworks for ethical decision making in our latest infographic.

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6 Common HR Mistakes

Posted by Jennifer Ware on Oct 25, 2018 3:38 PM

The HR department handles some of a company’s most important functions, and with that come a lot of responsibilities. Do your homework, stay up-to-date on laws, and be organized to keep the HR functions in order. Watch our video for 6 HR mistakes you should avoid.

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