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John Kador
John Kador is a business author based in Lewisburg, PA. His last book is What Every Angel Investor Wants You to Know: An Insider Revels How to Get Smart Funding for Your Million Dollar Business (with Brian Cohen, McGraw-Hill).

Top Three Obstacles (and Solutions) to Women’s Advancement

Work-life balance topped the list of the most significant institutional impediments to the advancement of women in Corporate America, according to a 2010 study, “The Women’s Leadership Development Survey,” by Mercer Associates. Below are the three top obstacles along with recommended solutions and companies recognized by the National Association for Female Executives for their responses to the challenges. OBSTACLE SOLUTION ...

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The Next Tipping Point: Women’s Economic Influence

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Your customer is changing—and you may not even know it. The Nielsen Company estimates that almost all income growth in the U.S. over the past 15-20 years is generated by women exercising their growing economic influence.

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More Women, More Success

Recent studies suggest that bringing women up through the ranks to senior leadership positions has a direct impact on corporate performance. Recent research shows: Companies with the highest percentages of women on their board of directors outperformed by 53 percent those with the least on return on equity, and by 66 percent on return on investment. (Catalyst) Hedge funds managed ...

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Women: The Next Tipping Point

Your customer is changing—and you may not even know it. The Nielsen Company estimates that almost all income growth in the U.S. over the past 15-20 years is generated by women exercising their growing economic influence.

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The View From Social Media: Should CEOs Have Personal Blogs?

In the fifth of a six-part series on boosting personal effectiveness, Chief Executive explores the realm of CEO blogging. Blogging can be an informal communication channel and encourage positive employee engagement. Is blogging right for you?

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CEO Online Exclusive: Effective Blogging

As a supplement to The View from Social Media: Should CEOs Have Personal Blogs?, here are some additional articles on effective blogging for CEOs: Chief Executive’s Top Ten CEO Blogs The Risks of CEO Blogging Do’s and Don’ts for CEO bloggers Checklist: Is Blogging Right For You?

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Checklist: Is Blogging Right for You?

If you can answer “Yes” to four or more of the following questions, chances are you will enjoy and succeed at blogging. Do you enjoy writing and have a knack for it? If it’s a burden to write a staff announcement, blogging is probably not for you. Y/N _____ Are you a thought leader? Do you write articles, publish op-ed ...

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Do’s and Don’ts for CEO Bloggers

Do Authentically share insight and information. Encourage and support feedback. Take responsibility for developing readership. Invest the time in thoughtfully reflecting on blog topics. Post at least once a week. Don’t Outsource the writing task. Your own voice is critical. Be self-serving. Avoid corporate-speak. Be too formal. Abuse the trust of customers, employees or readers. Be boring.

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The Risks of CEO Blogging

The risks of CEO blogging are low but ever-present. Here are some of the potential downsides: Compliance. There is always the risk of saying something inadvertent that will create problems. Competition. It’s easy to predict who will be the most loyal readers of a CEO’s blog: the competition. They will pick the blog apart for clues on new products, company ...

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Chief Executive’s Top Ten CEO Blogs

A small but growing number of CEOs have decided it's a good investment of time to share their thoughts about the trends and issues they face, questions that bewilder them, and sometimes even their personal lives. Here is a list of the top 10 CEO blogs you might want to follow.

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