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Inforum Center for Leadership is now accepting applications for its flagship program, Executive Leadership, and its newest talent development program, Genuine Leadership Presence. Read more...

An Educational Opportunity in Your Own Backyard

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 05:50
"I'm too busy. There's too much going on. Life is so crazy! I wouldn't even know where to start." If you feel like that is remarkably similar to a dialogue you've recently had with yourself, how about a fresh perspective? Read more...

Workshop: Marketing and Tech Trends

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 08:41
Join Grand Rapids Area Professionals for Excellence to learn about the junction between digital and physical marketing, and new trends in wearable technology and other gadgets that may benefit your business. Read more...
Disclaimer: There are some broad sweeping generalizations at play here. Keep in mind we compiled this list to help, not humiliate. Millennials are supposed to be driven by feedback, right? Don't worry, we also poke at our old, technologically inept selves, too. Read more...

Develop Your Social Intelligence

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 07:33
What makes some people more successful in work and life than others? Our social intelligence—the way we manage ourselves and negotiate complex social relationships and environments—can play a critical role in determining our success and happiness. However, social intelligence is a set of skills that can be taught and enhanced when purposefully pursued. Read more...

Networking When You’re an Introvert

Thursday, 09 October 2014 00:00
Introverts value quiet time—it's what recharges them. Introverts value in-depth conversation, but making small talk can feel draining. While we all acknowledge the importance of building a professional network, networking events can be stressful for introverts. Read more...

Let Your Voice Be Heard!

Friday, 19 September 2014 00:00
Why bother contacting your elected officials? You're busy, right? Do they really listen, anyway? The answer to both questions is "yes"—so even though you're busy, take the time to let your representatives know your thoughts about the issues. In truth, only a small percentage of the population bothers to contact them, so elected officials tend to listen to the people who take the time to reach out. Read more...

Know Thyself

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 11:39
Developing Your Inner Leader. One of the most important skills you could develop as a leader is self-awareness—continuously being aware of your thought process and your reactions to those thoughts. It includes understanding and analyzing your strengths and weaknesses. It's difficult work, but when a leader practices self-awareness strategies, it makes a world of difference: Self-aware leaders transform their work cultures and inspire their employees. Read more...
It's that time of year: Everyone wants to be on vacation. Keeping things running smoothly while managing time-off requests for in a fair manner could be a challenge for any business owner or manager. Here are a few tips for managing the deluge of requests for days off: Read more...

Leverage LinkedIn: A Hands-On Workshop

Tuesday, 10 June 2014 11:24
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter ... it seems there's some new trend in social media tool that's all the rage, every time you turn around. For busy women, there's just not time to learn them all, nor is it necessary. However, LinkedIn is one social media tool you can't to do without, and it's important to know how to use all of its components to leverage its benefits. Read more...