9 reasons good employees quit

“It’s pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain about—few things are as costly and disruptive as good people walking out the door.

“Managers tend to blame their turnover problems on everything under the sun, while ignoring the crux of the matter: people don’t leave jobs; they leave managers.

“The sad thing is that this can easily be avoided. All that’s required is a new perspective and some extra effort on the manager’s part.”
9 Things That Make Good Employees Quit, by Travis Bradberry, Forbes, February 23, 2016


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Network that network network

“So it all starts with networking. The problem then becomes: Where should you start?

“Having a network of strong working relationships across your organization can connect you with hidden information, resources, and opportunities to help strengthen your network. Having a great network also makes it easier to get your job done, influence outcomes, and gain buy-in more easily, three critical skills every emerging leader should possess.

“Who, then, do you look for when it comes time to network? To maximize your time while you expand your network, consider starting with The Five Key People You Need in Your Network:”
Ask Jo: Five Key People You Need in Your Network, by Jo Miller, Be Leaderly, March 15, 2017

Please don’t forget our last WIM Mixer at HSC’s Edomondson Lounge on Tuesday, August 15 from 4-7pm (super great for networking), and our last Professional Development session of the Summer Program at HSC:

Joy, Success and Meaning: Creating the Balance you Desire
August 17, 2017 Noon to 1:30
Norris Medical Library East Conference room
Are you living the life you have always wanted, or are you just going through the motions of every day? This workshop introduces a structured method to help you identify the most important areas in your life and to focus with intention on the areas that you want to improve. You will leave this workshop knowing what is important to you and excited about making positive changes in various areas of your life. You may be discussing topics of a personal nature (but you don’t have to), so please come with an open mind and agree to keep everything said confidential. Facilitated by Elaine Padilla, Ana Nguyen, and Kristine Moe. Seating is very limited, so please don’t delay submitting your RSVP, which closes on Tuesday, 8/15.
FREE for WIM members; $10 for non-members
RSVP: http://uscwim.org/calendar.asp


Where networking grows on trees (or something)

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Grit! It’s not just for square-jawed ruggedly handsome Western heroes anymore

“It turns out that intelligence might not be the best indicator of future success. According to psychologist Angela Duckworth, the secret to outstanding achievement isn’t talent. Instead, it’s a special blend of persistence and passion that she calls ‘grit.'”
Why Grit Is More Important Than IQ When You’re Trying To Become Successful, by Lisa Quast, Forbes, March 6, 2017

Please don’t forget our last WIM Mixer at HSC’s Edomondson Lounge on Tuesday, August 15 from 4-7pm and our last Professional Development session of the Summer Program at HSC:

Joy, Success and Meaning: Creating the Balance you Desire
August 17, 2017 Noon to 1:30
Norris Medical Library East Conference room
Are you living the life you have always wanted, or are you just going through the motions of every day? This workshop introduces a structured method to help you identify the most important areas in your life and to focus with intention on the areas that you want to improve. You will leave this workshop knowing what is important to you and excited about making positive changes in various areas of your life. You may be discussing topics of a personal nature (but you don’t have to), so please come with an open mind and agree to keep everything said confidential. Facilitated by Elaine Padilla, Ana Nguyen, and Kristine Moe. Seating is very limited, so please don’t delay submitting your RSVP, which closes on Tuesday, 8/15.
FREE for WIM members; $10 for non-members
RSVP: http://uscwim.org/calendar.asp


And get your grit on!

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8/15 and 17/17: WIM HSC this week: Mixer and Prof Dev

Just a reminder:
WIM Mixer, Tuesday, August 15, 2017, Edmondson Lounge, 4-7pm

Joy, Success and Meaning: Creating the Balance you Desire
August 17, 2017 Noon to 1:30
Norris Medical Library East Conference room
Are you living the life you have always wanted, or are you just going through the motions of every day? This workshop introduces a structured method to help you identify the most important areas in your life and to focus with intention on the areas that you want to improve. You will leave this workshop knowing what is important to you and excited about making positive changes in various areas of your life. You may be discussing topics of a personal nature (but you don’t have to), so please come with an open mind and agree to keep everything said confidential. Facilitated by Elaine Padilla, Ana Nguyen, and Kristine Moe. Seating is very limited, so please don’t delay submitting your RSVP, which closes on Tuesday, 8/15.
FREE for WIM members; $10 for non-members
RSVP: http://uscwim.org/calendar.asp

Oh, and HSC WIM Book Club is cancelled on Monday, and will be rescheduled asap.


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8/15/2017: Another WIM Mixer at HSC (mixer 2 of 2) at Edmondson Lounge

Unwind with WIM again
Another WIM Mixer at Edmondson Lounge
When: Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 4-7pm
Where: Edmondson Lounge at HSC
RSVP: http://uscwim.org/calendar.asp
Still a free event. Please RSVP in case of a venue change. Thanks!

Click here for the whole 2017 WIM HSC Summer Program post


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August 8, 2017: Citizen Cycling

Citizen Cycling

A quick and fun guide to urban bike riding.
When: Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 9-10am
Where: Norris Medical Library West Conference Room
Cost: Free for WIM Members; $10 for non-members

Josef Bray-Ali and Susan Wong discuss cycling in LA, especially the HSC part of LA, cycling to work, and cycling for fun. It’s all about gear, dressing for bicycle riding success, safety (hear stories about every possible crazy thing that can happen to riders in this part of LA), and the benefits of cycling as often as possible. Please join us.
Children under 18 are welcome and may attend at no charge if accompanied by a responsible adult.

This event is part of the first ever USC Women in Management HSC Summer Program.
Reservation and cancellation deadline is August 4, 2017. Please email Ginger Mayerson at mayerson@usc.edu. Checks must be received by August 3 sent to Ginger Mayerson (MC 0281) to facilitate check-in. RSVPs will be voided on August 4 if checks are not received to accommodate the waiting list. WIM is responsible for each RSVP, so kindly bear in mind that there is no refund for no-shows. Please call Ginger at 323-384-6049 if you have any questions.
Dates and times subject to change, please RSVP to be notified.
Seating is limited, please RSVP at http://www.uscwim.org/calendar.asp ASAP and see the WIM Blog at http://www.uscwim.wordpress.com for more detail.

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