The WITI Strategist
Oct. 13, 2004

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orange arrow  The Wrong Stuff
By Margaret Heffernan

Margaret Heffernan When I worked in television, standard procedure required that all films be seen in an early rough cut by the program editor. These viewings filled me with dread. Not only was I revealing my carefully nurtured work to the outside world for the first time; I also happened to work for a screamer. Tim almost never liked the first cut of anything, and his displeasure took the form of tantrums: yelling, screaming, throwing phones against the wall, occasionally dragging in other producers to see what a miserable piece of dumb garbage I'd wasted his budget on. The only (very slight) compensation was knowing that he treated everyone this way.

Tim was a toxic boss. I'd been working in broadcasting for five years, and I'd never seen behavior like this before. So I thought Tim was unusual. But he wasn't -- and he isn't.
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orange arrow  Avoiding Overwhelm
By Jane Herman

Jane Herman Have you noticed how busy everyone seems today? Many of the people I talk to feel overloaded with commitments and activities, and demands on their time and energy. It seems that there is always too much to do and too little time.

Whenever your stress levels are high it doesn't take much to tip you over the edge into that most unwelcome state called "Overwhelm." Overwhelm is what we feel when there are lots of things we need to do, we don't know what to start on first, and we fear that we will never be able to get it all done.

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orange arrow WITI Marketplace
What an immediate impact we could make if each of us decided to spend our business and consumer dollars on women-owned businesses - to find a coach, consultant, software vendor, dentist, conference-call vendor, phone service, computer and so on from a woman! This is what the WITI Marketplace is all about. There are over 100 women-owned businesses in the Marketplace so you don't have to search far to find the products and services you need! Search the Marketplace today!

WITI Marketplace Featured Business Featured Business: HingeHeads

HingeHeads™ is a new and unique high-concept design, manufacture and marketing Company. Our flagship product, HingeHeads™, is best described as an evocative door finial & charm. HingeHeads are fun, expressive, decorative hardware that is designed to bring a new level of artistry and awareness to a usually unsung, yet very important piece of metal-ware in our homes.

HingeHeads has over 150 designs to date and a list of future designs that exceeds 300. We also make custom designs for our customers. Made in the USA and handcrafted as limited editions of various sizes, HingeHeads are often imaginatively re-purposed by end users as altar pieces, Christmas ornaments, personal game pieces, hood ornaments, charms and decorative miniatures, to name a few. HingeHeads make great gifts due to their unique themes and positioning; and their prices make them a good value for expressing a special feeling or thought for someone without needing to get a loan!

Is your business in the WITI Marketplace? Do you have a special offer for WITI members or would you like to be a featured business in a future issue of the Strategist? We'd love to hear from you!

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Digital Life Will you be attending Digital Life, coming to New York City on October 14-17? Stop by the WITI Booth to meet Robin Raskin, former Editor in Chief of Family PC magazine and now The Internet Mom. She will be discussing how to use technology to save money and time while creating great holiday memories! Shows daily at 12:00 pm, 3pm and 5pm.

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With the most sought-after knowledge of more one thousand Gartner analysts & consultants distilled into just five days of presentations, Symposium/ITxpo offers you unrivalled ROI (Return on Investment). We invite you to Symposium/ITxpo, to benefit yourself & your company by:

  • Finding knowledge, advice and solutions to your key IT challenges
  • Accessing Gartner's unbiased and meticulous research
  • Leveraging valuable networking opportunities
  • Gaining unique strategic insights from leading industry Keynote speakers, including Carly Fiorina, Chairman & CEO of HP
  • Meeting face-to-face with the world's top IT vendors
For more information or to register, visit gartner.com/eu/symposium today.

Gartner also has many other upcoming events! Please visit our Partner Events list for event information.

Women For Hire Career Expos Women For Hire Career Expos Across the U.S.
Network face-to-face with recruiters from top employers at the Women For Hire career expos. A great opportunity for technology professionals! Meet with companies such as BAE Systems, Bloomberg, Boeing, CH Robinson, Cisco Systems, Citigroup, Honda, HSBC Bank, IDX Systems, Integic, JetBlue, Level 3, Nextel, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Shell Oil, Sanofi-Synthelabo, Swales Aerospace and MANY MORE!

All events from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission for professional women. Resumes and business attire required.

  • New York - The Manhattan Center, Oct 19
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Register today for a special early morning seminar prior to each event! Women For Hire CEO Tory Johnson will lead a networking session from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. where she'll share inspiring and practical jobsearch advice. All attendees will receive a copy of our new book, Women For Hire's Get-Ahead Guide to Career Success, and priority admittance to the career expo! Visit www.womenforhire.com to register.

Mobile Marketing RoadShow Mobile Marketing Roadshow Mobile Marketing Event of the Year
This one day event includes Case Studies, Best Practices, Latest Trends, Stats & Facts, Interactive Sessions & more. Coming to Boston, MA, on October 14, 2004. WITI Members: Get $200 off the regular rate! Please visit the Members' Discount Page for the promo code. Register today at www.mobilemarketingroadshow.com or call 212-330-8381.

CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment®, coming to San Francisco's Moscone Center October 25-27, 2004, is the only show that presents how wireless technologies are being integrated into the enterprise and vertical business markets such as healthcare, government, automotive, retail etc. The capabilities of today's wireless devices continue to expand and improve across business sectors and personal entertainment, and CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment effectively delivers wireless data solutions that are right for every segment of the market based on individual needs and budgets. WITI Members: Passes are available! Visit the Member's Area for more information!

Paladin International and Business and Technology Insider Radio are bringing you an entire format to prepare you to talk directly with federal agencies about specific opportunities. Don't walk away scratching your head about where to go next...come to "Marketing to the Federal Government" at the Sheraton Premiere in Vienna, VA on Nov 2-4, 2004, and be ready to talk real contracts! Confirmed participants include DHS, ARMY, Commerce, NASA, HHS, DOJ, DSS, OPIC, GSA Advantage and more! We have the Contracting Officers from some of the major agencies presenting contract opportunities. Accomplish more with us in 3 days than you can on your own in a month or more! WITI Members: Discounts are available! Visit the Member's Area for more information! For more information about this event, visit www.technologyinsider.net/mfg04/.

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An Exclusive Network for Executive Women!
- Are you an Executive Woman who wants the opportunity to get together with other executive women to share solutions, access connections and influence top level executives in industry? WITI has now launched WITI GEN for Executive VPs, Presidents, Chairman and Board members who meet GEN membership requirements. GEN Teleclasses, led by Barbara Annis exclusively for WITI GEN members, will begin this September. If you want to be considered for a GEN membership, please complete the application and someone will get back to you within 3 days of receiving your application!

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- Companies that get it are searching the resume database at WITI4Hire every day. Don't be overlooked! So, whether you are actively seeking a job or just open to great possibilities, add your resume today (FREE for members AND non-members, and confidential too!) to be noticed by companies like New York Times Digital, Best Buy, Altiris, Southern California Edison and GOJO Industries, Inc. Don't want to wait? Visit WITI4Hire and search for your next job!

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If you would like to make a nomination for the 2005 WITI Hall of Fame, please download the 2005 nomination form. The nomination deadline is December 1, 2004.

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orange arrow  Company Spotlight

Intel Oracle cultivates a work environment that is inclusive of all employees. Individual differences enrich Oracle's creative, agile work atmosphere and present us with opportunities to examine business issues from varying perspectives. Communicating effectively and demonstrating mutual respect is simply good business. Using strong ethics and values to guide us in our hiring policies puts us at a distinct competitive advantage. Effectively competing on a global scale requires the strength of a unified workforce fully engaged in meaningful work.

Your current knowledge, your past work experience, and your history of top performance are examples of legitimate guidelines for evaluating your potential to succeed in the Oracle workforce. Our recruiting policy is to identify candidates with proven records of success and/or evident potential for success. The result is natural: a multicultural atmosphere rich in diversity and enriched by diversity.

Search for Oracle jobs on WITI4Hire.

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Novell Systems Engineer - KIS Computer Center
Leading Novell Platinum Partner based in Newark, CA seeks a Novell systems engineer for our award-winning Enterprise Systems Group. You'll design, install, and troubleshoot Novell-based LANs and WANs for a wide variety of clients and environments all over the Bay Area. Must have extensive experience with and positive enthusiasm for Novell products. (Do you bleed "Novell Red"?) This includes any or all of: Netware, GroupWise, ZENworks, DirXML, BorderManager, eDirectory, and/or exteNd. This position has a substantial amount of customer contact; outstanding customer service skills required.

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October 20 - Boston
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October 21 - Atlanta
Ladders of Success: Mentoring and Leadership
October 26 - South Florida
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ROI in Talent Management
Oct 11 2004
On the Web
Strategies in Effective Contingent Workforce Management
Oct 12 2004
On the Web
Women For Hire Career Expo
Oct 13 2004
Boston, Massachusetts
Oct 14 2004-Oct 17 2004
New York City, New York
Mobile Marketing RoadShow
Oct 14 2004
Boston, Massachusetts
Gartner Presents Symposium/ITxpo 2004
Oct 17 2004-Oct 22 2004
Orlando, Florida
Women For Hire Career Expo
Oct 19 2004
New York, New York
Oct 24 2004-Oct 28 2004
Vancouver, British Columbia
CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment 2004
Oct 25 2004-Oct 27 2004
San Francisco, California
Recruiting and Workforce Acquisition Technology 2004 - Tooling Up For The Next Talent War
Oct 25 2004
San Francisco, California
Women For Hire Career Expo
Oct 26 2004
San Diego, California
Recruiting and Workforce Acquisition Technology 2004 - Tooling Up For The Next Talent War
Oct 27 2004
Seattle, Washington
Women For Hire Career Expo
Oct 28 2004
Los Angeles, California
Gartner Symposium ITxpo
Oct 31 2004-Nov 4 2004
Cannes, Outside US/Canada
Drive Human Capital Results by Engaging and Retaining Key Talent
Nov 1 2004
Boston, Massachusetts
Marketing to the Federal Government
Nov 2 2004-Nov 4 2004
Vienna, Virginia
Drive Human Capital Results by Engaging and Retaining Key Talent
Nov 3 2004
New York, New York
Technology Review: Talent Management Systems
Nov 4 2004
On the Web
ROI in Talent Management
Nov 8 2004
On the Web
Women For Hire Career Expo
Nov 9 2004
Tampa, Florida
Hire the Best - Using Assessment Measures to Optimize Your Hiring Processes
Nov 9 2004
Washington, District of Columbia
Women For Hire Career Expo
Nov 11 2004
Atlanta, Georgia
Hire the Best - Using Assessment Measures to Optimize Your Hiring Processes
Nov 11 2004
Chicago, Illinois
Gartner presents Application Integration & Web Services
Nov 15 2004-Nov 17 2004
Kissimmee, Florida
Women in Leadership Summit
Nov 15 2004-Nov 17 2004
Boston, Massachusetts
Women For Hire Career Expo
Nov 16 2004
Dallas, Texas
Hire the Best - Using Assessment Measures to Optimize Your Hiring Processes
Nov 16 2004
San Francisco, California
Recruiting and Workforce Acquisition Technology 2004
Nov 16 2004
Seattle, Washington
Why Smart Executives Fail
Nov 16 2004
Chicago, Illinois
Hire the Best - Using Assessment Measures to Optimize Your Hiring Processes
Nov 17 2004
Los Angeles, California
Recruiting and Workforce Acquisition Technology 2004
Nov 17 2004
San Francisco, California
Why Smart Executives Fail
Nov 17 2004
Washington, District of Columbia
Women For Hire Career Expo
Nov 18 2004
Houston, Texas
Gartner 23rd Annual Data Center Conference
Nov 30 2004-Dec 2 2004
Las Vegas, Nevada
Real Talent Management: What Top Organizations are Doing
Nov 30 2004
On the Web
Oracle Open World
Dec 5 2004-Dec 9 2004
San Francisco, California

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