When Mom’s a CEO

Imagine what your life would be like if your mother was the CEO of a global company. She could provide the type of advice that would propel your career and help you overcome the many stumbling blocks that keep people from fulfilling their full potential at work. That’s the idea behind the book Mom.B.A.: Essential Business Advice from One Generation to the Next by Karyn Schoenbart, CEO of The NPD Group, a global provider of information and advisory services.

Passionate about coaching others to greater levels of achievement, Karyn wrote Mom.B.A. to give others a competitive advantage. The book is based on the real-life business lessons Karyn amassed during her career and is a practical guide on everything from effective first impressions and workplace politics to relationship development, skill-building, and priority-setting.

In this interview, Karyn talks with Tony Vlahos, host of ExecuNet Master Class, about what she’s learned about dealing with angry people, difficult bosses, building relationships, inspiring your team, continuing to learn even when successful, having it all, and more!

William Flamme

William Flamme

William Flamme is ExecuNet's Marketing Content Manager, where he is responsible for developing engaging career, job search, and leadership insight and delivering executive-level content across the various properties under the ExecuNet brand. Prior to joining ExecuNet in 2008, Will earned a master's degree in education and taught fifth grade and sixth grade. As a teacher, he deepened his appreciation for the written word and mastered skills necessary for managing writers who sometimes view deadlines as homework.

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