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  • Top Women Business Leaders Share Their Lessons for Success

    Looking for advice to build a successful career? We’ve gathered wisdom from a select group of women CEOs and COOs, and other business leaders from some of America’s top companies, who have rocketed up the corporate ladder.

    Views from the Top is a collection of valuable lessons and mentoring tips from women business leaders procured by business faculty member Martin J. McDermott. Their knowledge can help encourage effective leadership skills and inspire achievement on your professional trajectory. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from the mistakes, successes, sacrifices, and risks that these leaders have made along the way. It’s like having a direct line to their thoughts and accessing years of experience in a flash.

    Build on your classroom knowledge and learn ways to move your career forward with the right skills by visiting Views from the Top.

    About Dr. Martin J. McDermott, Views From the Top Columnist

    Martin J. McDermott, DBA, has been on the business faculty at Kaplan University since 2005. A past recipient of the University’s Outstanding Faculty Award, Martin’s enthusiasm and commitment as a full-time professor of marketing have made him a favorite among students and respected among peers. His research and expertise in marketing, retail, and personal branding led him to host “Franchise Interviews”—a popular weekly, 1-hour national radio show on entrepreneurship and franchising on WorldTalkRadio.com and Blog Talk Radio, the largest Internet talk station with over half a million listeners.

    Gigi Schweikert: Leadership Takes Practice

    Gigi Schweikert, COO

    Gigi Schweikert is the chief operating officer of Lightbridge Academy, an educational child care franchise. Over the years, Gigi has developed and operated employer-sponsored child care centers as well as created and delivered leadership training for Fortune 500 companies and educational institutions.

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    Susan E. Beth: Personal Guiding Principles Help Set the Stage for Climbing the Ladder to Success

    Susan Beth
    Susan E. Beth, CFE

    NRD Capital's Susan E. Beth propelled herself from struggling college student to operating partner of a franchise equity investment fund by answering these two questions: "What do I want to achieve?" and "Who do I want to be?"

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