HardTalk™ In The Press
“Being nice doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t speak up,” Dawn Metcalfe. If women in our global workforce don’t get comfortable with having difficult conversations, then they can only look forward to being liked, instead of developing the grit that they need to be heard.
Last month the UAE announced a draft law which would make it illegal to pay a man more than a woman for the same job – with one of the narrowest pay gaps already in the world, it’s great news. But don’t just sit back, relax and take fair pay for granted. Women are as good as negotiating at men when they actually do it – but according to many studies, they’re less inclined to take the leap and try. Dawn Metcalfe recently wrote a tips piece for Ella to help you negotiate the salary you want, even if it doesn’t come naturally. Give it a try – the principles are the same whether you’re male or female.
Diversity is great. Today, everybody knows it. Study after study backs it up. Diverse workforces should be at the forefront of innovation, creativity, productivity and more. But diversity only takes us so far. If inclusion isn’t front and centre of the conversation, organisations are missing out on the full potential of their workforce.
With a line-up of female leaders from the MENA business arena to share their expertise, the 2018 edition of Entrepreneur Middle East’s Achieving Women Forum brought together over 300 attendees to discuss and debate some of the key challenges and opportunities the region presents for female professional and entrepreneurs.
At some point in your career you are definitely going to have to ask a difficult conversation or address an awkward topic with a boss or colleague. These awkward conversations can certainly be…awkward. Dawn shares HardTalk insight with the Sunday Business Show team.
Have you ever dreaded a difficult conversation that you weren’t sure how to handle? Did you then make a mess of the conversation, or decide it wasn’t worth having? That’s what Dawn Metcalfe’s book HardTalk is all about.
Dawn Metcalfe is an executive coach, facilitator, trainer, leadership advisor, and author of two books, Managing the Matrix and The HardTalk™ Handbook and talks to Equity to share insight into what she does, why she does it and where she came from.
Dubai-based trainer, speaker and coach Dawn Metcalfe today launches her second book, The HardTalk™ Handbook, pegged as the definitive guide to having the difficult conversations that make a difference.
It’s never easy asking for a promotion. In an ideal world, others would simply notice your brilliance and reward you for it. But, in reality, if you want to get promoted you need to let the people who can actually make it happen to know.