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Women’s Leadership 2017: 10 Paths Toward Empowerment in Your Work and Life

Kim Ferenchak

The Oswald Women’s Leadership Council has defined 2017 as The Year of Empowerment. Empowerment for women is distinct from empowerment for men; considering both paid and unpaid work, women are less likely to be able to carve out time for education/professional development, strategic networking, community involvement, leisure activities and self-care.…

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What’s in a Name? A Rarefied Skill to Maximize Professional Presence

Michelle Mindell

It is beyond a reasonable dispute that an organization’s lifeblood begins and ends with the relationships which we forge with each individual client. Without these solid relationships built upon a foundation of mutual trust, respect and professional presence, there would be little reason for any of us to show up for work. In…

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Serving Those Who Serve Us All: Days of Caring Fall 2016 Recap

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According to Talbert House, a Cincinnati-based nonprofit network, only 50 percent of returning veterans who need veteran health treatment receive these services. It’s stats like this that continue to drive the mission of nonprofits like Talbert House to serve those most in need. Generating awareness is the first step, and the reason that…

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Presence In Your Community: Three Steps to a Successful Service Day

Stephanie Kovacs

Want to advance into a leadership role but keep hearing you don’t have the experience? Why not try a unique approach to demonstrate those leadership skills you know you possess. Plan and execute the ultimate community service day! Holding a community service day will not only give you the opportunity…

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Strategy, Governance and Influence: Views From The Oswald Women’s Leadership Forum 2016

Christina Schmitz

CLEVELAND – Oct. 5, 2016 – In its third year, the Oswald Women’s Leadership Council welcomed an esteemed group of speakers, clients, and partners to join its 2016 Leadership Forum, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, at Oswald Centre in downtown Cleveland. The objective: take on the challenge to view business strategy…

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Presentations With Presence: How to Prepare Yourself and Inspire Your Audiences

Kim Ferenchak

As with most ventures in life, planning and preparation are the keys to effective outcomes. This is certainly true when it comes to presentations and speaking opportunities. There are no shortcuts to be had when preparing for an effective, informative and memorable speech. With the right prep, practice, and positive attitude, you…

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Oswald Companies to Accept Advancement Award at 2016 Women of Distinction Luncheon May 20

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CLEVELAND – May 17, 2016 – Oswald Companies has been selected to receive the Advancing Women Award, at the 2016 Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon, presented by Girl Scouts of North East Ohio, Friday, May 20, at the Union Club, Cleveland. Oswald was chosen for this honor for its proven commitment…

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Community-to-Community: Oswald Employee-Owners Giving Back, Paying it Forward

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Oswald’s core value of “Commitment to Community” is embraced by our employee-owners, and often appears to be built into the DNA of our team members throughout all of our regional locations. In fact, the volume of activity had grown so widespread, that in 2015 ‘Oswald Cares’ was launched as an internal…

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Taking Risks on the Real You: Three Ways to Erupt Yourself and Your Career

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Do you subscribe to the mantra below? Be yourself. Those who matter don’t mind; and those who mind, don’t matter.  There are several versions of this quote, but the core idea is the same: the important people in your life will know your value. What about in business? Do the…

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How Will Others See You in 2016 and Beyond?

Catherine Kosin

First impressions can often make or break a deal.  Professional presence directly affects that critical first impression and the overall perception your clients, peers and managers will have of you.  What can you do to make sure you stand out in a field of many? As defined by Dianne Sutton,…

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