Judy Lindenberger MBA

Judy Lindenberger "gets" leadership. She is the rare coach and trainer capable of coupling personal growth with professional development, which is why top companies and individuals invite her to work with them. Judy focuses on driving performance. From developing more impactful communications to helping successful leaders become even better; from navigating your career to managing conflict; your team will leave her programs with renewed energy and focus. Judy's background includes designing and facilitating the first-ever sexual harassment prevention training for federal workers, leading the management training department for a major financial organization, and creating a highly successful, global mentoring program for a Fortune 500 company which won the national Athena Award for Mentoring for two consecutive years. She is also a certified career coach and human resources consultant. A must hear speaker at industry conferences and a published author, Judy earned a B. A. in communications and an MBA in human resources. In her free time, Judy serves as Member, Board of Trustees, YWCA Trenton and Vice President, Hopewell Valley Regional School District. She is the Past President of the Board of SERV Achievement Centers, and is a trained community mediator and child advocate. SpecialtiesCustomized training (instructor-led and e-learning), career coaching, HR audits, organizational assessments, and human resources consulting. Contact: [email protected] or 609.730.1049.

How to Make A Great First Impression

In the Concise Oxford Dictionary, image is described as "the character or reputation of a person or thing as generally perceived." Within seconds of meeting you, based on a single observed physical trait or behavior, people will assume to know everything about you (Social Psychology by H. Andrew Michener, John D. Delamater and Daniel J. Myers).  Furthermore, according to research by Dr....

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How Real Women Get Ahead

Forget what you heard about "being one of the boys," "having it all," and "going for the jugular." Here is how real women get ahead. Get In Line According to Catalyst's 2002 Census of Women Corporate Officers and Top Earners, women fill less than ten percent of line positions held by corporate officers and just 5.2% of top earners at Fortune 500 companies are women. Is there a...

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Make the Most of Your Meetings

Typical managers spend nearly 40% of their work hours in business meetings, not to mention the time spent preparing (and recuperating). A survey of business leaders showed: • 33% of time spent in meetings is unproductive • 75% of the respondents said it is "almost essential" to have an agenda, yet they use them only 50% of the time • Only 64% of meetings achieve their intended...

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Play 20 Questions to Develop a Successful Mentoring Program

Training and Development. Why do some organizations achieve great success in rolling out a mentoring program, while others achieve only a modicum of success? We believe that the companies that are most successful view corporate mentoring as an organic process, meaning that they understand that mentoring programs evolve and grow. Our experience demonstrates that the difference between...

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Take Charge of Conflict

The drama that often accompanies conflict is what gives conflict its bad name. Most of us veer away from screaming matches, stand offs and personal attacks. But, conflict does have redeeming value ... especially for those of us over 50.  According to Barbara Strauch, author of The Secret Life of the Grown-up Brain, we need to present our brains with things that make it wake up, pay attention,...

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The Art of Networking

Networking is an art, and like any artist, you need to constantly practice, refine and critique your work.  Networking makes a huge contribution to your life and career, and it's a skill that anyone can acquire.   These networking tips can help you get started: Be open. Be open to new ideas, opportunities and people. Be prepared. Success in networking is when preparedness...

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Make the Most of Your Mentoring Relationships

Mentoring is one of the best ways to learn, to get feedback, and to take your career to the next level.  Here are ten tips for making the most of your mentoring relationships. Tip #1 Self-assess.  Ask yourself, "What skills do I need to get where I want to go?" Tip #2 Identify your learning goals.  Put them in writing. Tip #3 Decide together how the mentoring relationship will work...

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The Naked Truth About Public Speaking

When I was in high school, given the choice between giving an oral report and a written one, I always choose the written report. In college, I did the same thing. My reason: fear. I was terrified of public speaking. When I graduated from college, my father gave me some advice. He said, "If you want to succeed in the business world, you will need excellent presentation skills. Take a job that...

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LinkedIn Lessons: How to Stand Out and Level the Playing Field

I love LinkedIn. It's one of the best networking tools out there to help you expand your reach. It's "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" for the business world. But it can be a big, foreign maze. To stand out in the LinkedIn crowd, here are ten quick tips: To increase your Google search rankings, make your LinkedIn profile 100% complete Brand yourself by using a professional headshot...

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How to Write a Job Description

Think of a job description as a "snapshot" of a job. The job description needs to communicate clearly and concisely what responsibilities and tasks the job entails and to indicate, as well, the key qualifications of the job – the basic requirements (specific credentials or skills) – and, if possible, the attributes that underlie superior performance. Following is a quick look at the...

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Ignoring Sexual Harassment Is Expensive: 5 Tips To Prevent Lawsuits

In the 1980s, after a $1 million dollar sexual harassment lawsuit against the government, I developed and conducted the first-ever training for federal employees. Fast forward thirty years and the workplace is still rampant with sexual harassment claims and lawsuits. In 2006, the largest sexual harassment lawsuit ever, at $1 billion dollars, was filed. The complaint cites lewd behavior and...

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The Risk of Ignoring Millennials

One of the biggest challenges for businesses today is integrating the Millennials twenty-somethings into a Baby Boomer culture. They are the newest generation to enter the labor market, arriving with distinct ideas about what they expect from their jobs. They are our future leaders and our next generation of revenue-generators. So who are the Millennials and how do we manage their expectations...

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