Full Segment: The "Devil Wears Prada" painted a vivid portrait of what it's like to be a successful business woman. But can you be "ladylike" and successful at work? Female execs and entrepreneurs tell us what it takes to be on top.
If work feels more like high school, you're stuck dealing with know-it-alls, mean girls and brown nosers. How do you handle toxic colleagues so you can stress less? Authors Meredith Fuller and Marsha Haywood join Caitlyn to offer some advice.
In Chapter 18 of 19 in her 2011 Capture Your Flag interview, non-profit executive Kyung Yoon shares how running a non-profit, Yoon learns it is clearly a business, complete with managing revenues and expenses. She finds it important to measure outcomes, however these do differ from for-profit metrics of returns to shareholders. Non-profit returns, such has how many abused women and trafficking victims are provided are provided shelter at the New York Asian Women's Center.
In Chapter 5 of 15 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, Indiegogo CEO Slava Rubin answers "What Skills Are You Working on Right Now to Become Better at Your Job?" Rubin shares how working with an executive coach helps him be a better CEO by improving his decision making, listening, and management skills. He shares how the executive coaching relationship complements what he learns from his cofounders, board of directors, and investors. Slava Rubin is CEO and co-founder of Indiegogo.
In Chapter 14 of 21 in her 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, education software company executive Leslie Kerner answers "What Do You Enjoy Most About What You Do?" Kerner finds she his at her best when working with other people and helping them to achieve great things. She notes how she has transitioned out of hands-on work for senior management and executive leadership responsibilities. She learns to help others by removing obstacles in their way and providing the best support possible.
In Chapter 14 of 17 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview, education entrepreneur J.T. Allen answers "How Are Your Mentor Relationships Changing as Your Business Grows?" After ten years in business, Allen begins looking outside his business, investors, and advisors for individuals with shared experience and values that can join him on his adventure. J.T. Allen is the CEO and co-founder of myFootpath, a company that provides higher education online resources and call center services.
In Chapter 21 of 21 in her 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, education software company executive Leslie Kerner answers "What Leadership Skills are Becoming More Relevant As Your Career Progresses?" As she transitions from senior management into executive leadership at her company, Kerner works on vision casting and future planning skills. Working with two executive coaches helps her develop these skills. She also taps into her network, including her Aspen Institute NewSchools Fellowship.
In Chapter 6 of 13 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, data analytics expert Ken Rona shares how in his role at iXi, Rona learns business development by providing technical and product support in sales meetings and through discussions with the legal team about contracts and deal making. These skills prove transferable to Rona's work at Turner, specifically in his role managing the ad sales partnerships team.
In Chapter 5 of 23 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, charter school CFO Andrew Epstein answers "What New Challenges Are You Facing in Your Career?" Epstein talks about the challenge of being a new member of the executive leadership team and taking on more strategic planning responsibilities in his work. He notes how the time horizon of his work gets broader as longer-term planning becomes more important. Andrew Epstein is CFO of the Ascend Learning Charter School Network.
In Chapter 10 of 16 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, educator and designer Jon Kolko answers "At This Point in Your Life, Where Are You Seeking Advice and Coaching?" Kolko shares how work experience in his new Vice President role is helping him learn entrepreneurial strategy and executive leadership skills from colleagues. The senior-level role and its related exposure to higher level conversations open opportunities for Kolko to champion design strategy as a company leader.