Marilyn Moats Kennedy
A workplace issues expert, Marilyn explores the challenges facing organizations, where 60 percent of the US population will be 60 or older by 2019. Try arguing a majority like that out of what it wants to do! An expert on age diversity issues such as cross-generational motivation, management and communication, recruitment and retention, predicting future management trends, and organizational politics, she was the "In the Trenches" columnist for Across the Board magazine and was the "Job Strategies" columnist for Glamour magazine for 18 years. She currently writes for The Physician Executive and is quoted regularly in The Wall Street Journal, Fortune magazine and Fast Company Magazine.
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While teaching journalism at DePaul University , Marilyn founded Career Strategies in 1975 to provide workshops and individual counseling to job hunters. Since childhood, Marilyn has had a compelling interest in the world of work. She attended four Richard Bolles' workshops onlife/work planning in 1974 and 1975 and discovered the most important issue for job hunters: focus.
"What do you want to do?" was the killer question. That answered, it was a numbers game. Then came office
politics. Once hired, how do you keep the job and advance or segue into a business of your own? Next came research into demographic trends in the workplace, nationally and globally . How should an individual/company plan for the future? What kinds of people would be available for hire?
In 2000, Career Strategies became Moats Kennedy , Inc. to reflect its expanded mission. Her training sessions have reached more than 500,000 people. Marilyn is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and holds both Bachelor and Masters degrees. She is a founding member of the Council of 100 at Northwestern University and a charter member of the Medill School's Journalism Hall of Fame.
MarilynMoats Kennedy Career Highlights:
.. International speaker for companies and associations
.. Job strategies editor for Glamourmagazine for 18 years; also author of Glamour's Guide to Office Smarts
.. Author of six books on career planning and organizational politics including the best-seller, Office Politics:
Seizing PowerWielding Clout
.. Wrote and published Kennedy's Career Strategist, a subscription newsletter, from 1986-2002
.. Appeared on 20/20, Good Morning America, and Oprah
.. Columnist for Across the Boards, Physician Executive, and Marketing News magazines
.. She also blogs on Office Politics for Cheeky Chicago.
.. DePaul University faculty member for 11 years.