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December 2nd, 2016 Jennifer Selby Long Posted in Jennifer Recommends No Comments »

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Are you familiar with Illumeo, formerly known as Proformative Academy? With over two million members, Illumeo has become a world leader in continuing professional education and learning communities. They began by serving the needs of the office of the CFO and have expanded to serve sales, marketing, and HR.

Illumeo offers two of my webinars on their platform:

  • Wise Words for the Intense: How to Give Feedback to Intimidating Executives
  • 10 Landmines CHRO’s Step On and How to Step Lightly

Illumeo is a subscription-based service, but you can sign up for a free trial at https://www.illumeo.com/.

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June 2nd, 2016 Jennifer Selby Long Posted in Jennifer Recommends No Comments »

SandAptDo you live in the San Diego area? Are you interested in how personality type and gender influence personal financial decisions – who’s most likely to get rich and who is at risk to be poor?

If so, mark your calendar for September 17, 2016. I’ll be exploring this topic with the San Diego chapter of the Association for Psychological Type. You’ll have an opportunity to understand your money personality, explore your relationship with money, and learn how to help yourself and others build a healthier relationship with money.

Longtime Traveling Light readers know this has been a side project of mine since 2007, when I conducted the first comprehensive study on how personality type and gender combine to influence financial behavior.

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July 28th, 2015 Jennifer Selby Long Posted in Jennifer Recommends, MBTI No Comments »

MBTI User Conference_logo_r6Are you responsible for making business decisions about the MBTI® in your company? If so, be extra smart by attending the first-ever MBTI® Users Conference September 28-30, 2015 in San Francisco.

I’m bringing an all-star panel of business leaders to join me in sharing the secrets to massively increase your MBTI® return on investment by using it in business units and functional areas — in a very different way than you use it in enterprise-wide leadership development.

The publisher of the MBTI is offering a conference discount for my readers only. Use Promo Code SELBY to save $150 off Standard Conference registration.

This is not an affiliate program and I do not receive a commission – I’m recommending the conference because I know you should be there.

Check out the agenda here: https://www.cpp.com/mbticonference/agenda.html – toggle8

CPP’s 2015 MBTI® Users Conference will be filled with exclusive content accessible only in person.

Featuring an impressive array of MBTI experts to help you tackle today’s most pressing issues, learn about growing trends, and apply your takeaway learning, this lineup has something for everyone. You’ll join industry leaders and peers to hear about and discuss:

  • Making the most of your MBTI investment to impact ROI
  • Presenting to a group of all different MBTI types
  • Accelerating business strategic alignment
  • Flexing MBTI type preference to get ahead
  • Delivering global leadership development programs
  • Connecting an organization’s self-awareness to an engaged workforce
  • Boosting collaboration with cross-generational teams
  • And more

Learn more at http://www.mbticonference.com/ and remember to use Promo Code SELBY to save $150 off Standard Conference registration.

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December 28th, 2014 Jennifer Selby Long Posted in Jennifer Recommends No Comments »

Do you sometimes wish you had access to a back issue of Traveling Light? You do!

Many Travelers know that all articles are posted at www.jenniferselbylong.com, including Jennifer Recommends, In the News, and (most importantly?) Just for Fun.

linkedinlogo_132x32_2But did you know that you can also read more recent feature articles on LinkedIn? Travelers (that’s you) receive the articles first, but they typically go up on LinkedIn within two weeks after TL is published.

I also occasionally post short articles on LinkedIn that many of my clients find helpful.

To see all articles, visit Jennifer Selby Long Articles on LinkedIn. To receive a notice when a new article is posted, select any article and click on the Follow button at the top of the screen.

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November 24th, 2014 Jennifer Selby Long Posted in Jennifer Recommends No Comments »

AirBnB

Say hello to Selby Group’s newest client, Airbnb’s ITX team! This picture was taken at their first global strategic off-site held at a super-hip gallery in San Francisco’s Jackson Square.

If you are an amazing IT professional or know one, check out their job openings at https://www.airbnb.com/jobs/departments/information-technology.

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October 25th, 2014 Jennifer Selby Long Posted in Jennifer Recommends No Comments »

This month, when I wasn’t talking with reporters, I was traveling. A high point was speaking at the Advertising Specialty Institute’s annual Power Summit for CEO’s and executives in the advertising specialty industry. Executive sales recruiter Kelly O. Kay and I joined ASI’s Rob Watson to share insights into how to hire smarter for sales and if there’s really such a thing as the right personality for sales.

The conference was private and the videotape is not available for viewing, but my whitepaper Hire Smarter for Sales is yours just for the asking. Email Janet Smith at janet.smith@selbygroup.com to receive your copy. If you hire sales people or sales leaders, this paper is a must-read, covering not only what to do, but what to stop doing to get better hiring results.

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April 27th, 2014 Jennifer Selby Long Posted in Jennifer Recommends No Comments »

thecircleIf you work in social media, or have an interest in the privacy issues raised by social media, this month’s recommendation is for you. I usually recommend non-fiction, but fiction can paint a thought-provoking picture that is hard to beat, and Pulitzer Prize nominee Dave Eggers is just the author to do it.

Set in the not-too-distant future, The Circle portrays the life of a new hire at a company whose superior products have annihilated Google, Facebook, Twitter, and several subsequent companies. The Circle now dominates all social media and has an astounding amount of data on nearly everyone. The novel quickly becomes a thriller of sorts, as we follow Meg on her increasingly troubled journey into a world in which privacy is a dirty word.

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Jennifer Recommends The Phoenix Project

February 25th, 2014 Jennifer Selby Long Posted in Jennifer Recommends No Comments »

phoenixprojectWritten from  the point of view of an IT operations leader who never aspired to the job in  the first place, this laugh-out-loud funny corporate novel provides a useful  and pragmatic perspective on how to leverage IT to gain competitive advantage.  I recommend it for any executive or manager who has a stake in IT  effectiveness, which today means very nearly everyone.

 

 

 

 

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January 24th, 2014 Jennifer Selby Long Posted in Jennifer Recommends No Comments »

Are you a start-up founder looking for guidance, but you’re not in an accelerator? It can be difficult to find mentors and advisors when you are on your own.

Do you have start-up experience that could help others? There’s not always a ready outlet to help in small doses.

That’s why I’m so enthused about Pascal Finette’s blog and network: http://theheretic.me/. Pascal’s concise daily blog is on the short list of subscriptions I happily read every single time it enters my Inbox.

Subscribe for a few weeks to get a feel for the Heretic philosophy and values. If it’s aligned with your own values, and you have something to offer entrepreneurs, join those of us who’ve volunteered to be part of The Heretic Network.

Ninety of us are participating as mentors and advisors, and to quote Pascal:

“From PhDs with a big data background to UX experts who worked on some of the most defining products in the last couple of years to serial entrepreneurs who have raised hundreds of millions of dollars in their career – they are all part of our network.

In a bigger sense this confirms my belief that we are our network and that we usually have all the resources we need well within our reach if we just ask.

So: ASK!

Make use of this amazing network, don’t be shy to reach out to folks and ask for help. When you do so – treat these people like the messiah; they all lead busy lives and kindly offered their time, expertise and network to help. Pay it back by being nice and pay it forward when your time comes.”

Access the Heretic Network at http://theheretic.me/network/.

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December 16th, 2013 Jennifer Selby Long Posted in Jennifer Recommends No Comments »

In these busy final weeks of the year, it can be hard to fit in exercise, yet we need it now more than ever, so this month, I’m recommending my favorite in-office 3-5 minute exercise routines, at http://abeforfitness.com/index.html.

Just click on the Office button and pick the mini-workout you want to try. They can all be done in regular clothes and shoes, though if you’re wearing heels, I’d kick them off before starting.

Not only is the exercise good for you overall, it is so energizing during long workdays. Try it today!

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