The Benefits of the Arts in Business
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The Benefits of the Arts in Business

My point was that as a trainer, I do quite a bit of presenting and public speaking. I also do a fair bit of storytelling, but I didn’t learn that skill in business school or from my technical education. I had to learn those skills later in my professional life. So, I take every opportunity to encourage young people to learn those skills. You may not be looking for a career as a speaker, actor, or Improvisational Comedy, but the skills you learn there will make you stand out in the workplace when it comes time to do a presentation or speak up for your ideas.

I was reminded of this again last week when I listened to my friend and former colleague Laura Prael being interviewed on the Aussie podcast Two Drunk Accountants.

Shared Links (weekly) June 26, 2022

Shared Links (weekly) June 26, 2022

Linked: A Return to the Office Doesn’t Have to Mean a Return to Boring Presentations
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Linked: A Return to the Office Doesn’t Have to Mean a Return to Boring Presentations

The number of people who can read one thing and listen to another is very small. It might be zero. Our brains can’t process two different things that require our understanding simultaneously.

Of course, that also doesn’t mean that you just read your slides. That’s just boring. No one likes boring either.

Visuals. It’s all about the visuals.

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Shared Links (weekly) April 3, 2022

Linked: Women in cybersecurity need more than inspiration
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Linked: Women in cybersecurity need more than inspiration

What Sherri talks about in regards to the security industry is something I’m seeing over and over again when reading about diversity. The child care question.

Let me share another resource on the topic with you. In December, there was an episode of People I Mostly Admire with Claudia Goldin, where she talked about the concept of “Greedy work”.

The topic she was chatting about was the gender pay gap and how much child care contributes to it, and one of the reasons we have a gender pay cap, aside from the percentage that is actually discrimination, is that greedy work doesn’t account for child care, but it pays more. So in many families, they have to make a choice between less pay and the flexibility to equally share the child care. The economics of that don’t usually make sense, so one parent takes on the greedy work to maximize the family income while the other steps back to a more flexible role in order to provide the majority of child care. With social norms being what they are, and the other issues that contribute to a gender pay gap, that most often means the man in a heterosexual couple, and here we are with women being vastly underrepresented in these types of positions.

Shared Links (weekly) Feb. 13, 2022

Shared Links (weekly) Feb. 13, 2022