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Friday
Aug252017

Meet the New GW Alumni Association President

Venessa Marie Perry, the first African American president of the George Washington Alumni Association, began her tenure at the annual GWAA meeting on June 8, taking over from Jeremy Gosbee, B.A. ’98, M.B.A. ‘02.

Dr. Perry, M.P.H. ’99, is the CEO of Health Resource Solutions (HRS), a healthcare consulting firm specializing in developing solutions to public health issues in underserved communities. She founded the first MPH alumni association at the Milken Institute School of Public Health and was actively engaged as a founding member of GW’s Black Alumni Philanthropic Society.

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Friday
Aug252017

Washington Business Journal: Women on the Move

Venessa Perry is the new George Washington University Alumni Association president.

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Friday
Aug252017

10 Reasons The Smartest Employees Are Underperforming

While the source of motivation at work is different for everyone, there may be some key reasons smart employees are underperforming. Whether it's time management or an overwhelming amount of tasks, recognizing the reason is the first step leaders can take in order to create higher engagement again.

We asked 10 coaches of Forbes Coaches Council why they think the smartest employees may be underperforming and what to do about it. Here's what they said.

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Friday
Aug252017

10 Ways to Overcome The Biggest Downsides Of A Freelance Career

If you're thinking of joining the freelance economy, you're not alone. One source says that by 2020, 50% of America's workforce will be engaged in some sort of freelance work. After all, who wouldn't want to be their own boss, have a flexible schedule, and pursue a line of work in line with their own values?

Despite the draw to freelancing, there are some inherent risks and downsides. We asked 10 coaches of Forbes Coaches Council to explain what these are and how to overcome them. Here's what they said.

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Friday
Aug252017

14 Things Your Team-Building Activity Needs To Succeed

Team-building exercises — from trust falls and blindfolds to zombie races and construction tasks — are a long-standing method to help a group get to know each other better. There is, however, a great deal else going on other than the activity itself. Facilitators need to worry about creating feelings of trust, safety and connection among participants, while also making sure to communicate what the goals of the activities are.

So which elements are key to an event’s success? Fourteen members of Forbes Coaches Council offer their advice on what they find crucial to team-building success.

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