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We All Have Labels… (and not the designer ones)

July 2, 2013 by

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We all have tags or labels, but the won’t define you personally or professionally based on how you manage them and yourself.  It’s important to recognize the labels that have been assigned to you by others so that you can effectively manage your brand.  You should feel empowered to overcome negative labels and capable of […]

Learning to Zig-Zag or Realizing that Success Isn’t Always a Straight Path

June 25, 2013 by

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  The fastest point from A to B is a straight line, right? Not always.  Leaders recognize that in terms of career development, the best path is one that is focused on experiential learning and breadth of experience.  This means there may be lateral and forward motion, will little or no steps backward.  It can […]

WorkLife Balance or The Pig and Bacon versus The Chicken and Eggs

June 23, 2013 by

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There has been much discussion regarding the topic of work life balance.  While some would argue that it is possible to strike a balance between the demands of work and the needs of your personal life, others would contend that there is no such thing.  Instead, they counter that there will be sacrifices, opportunity costs […]

Brene Brown: The power of vulnerability

June 16, 2013 by

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Brene Brown: The power of vulnerability One of our favorite TED talks that speaks to the power of being vulnerable.  Vulnerability allows us the opportunity to explore our opportunities for growth and development.  By recognizing our vulnerability, we are able to modify how we perceive ourselves as well as others, making us better leaders. Enjoy!

Don’t Let Your Mind Be A Shackle

June 10, 2013 by

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“I think, therefore I am” Rene Descartes The human brain is quite powerful.  Perceptions become reality, reality becomes folly.  Those seeking personal and professional growth cannot allow their thinking to inhibit them. Strategies such as understanding the power of thought, defining your goals and then taking the actions needed to achieve it, and delaying gratification […]

Top 5 for New Leaders

May 27, 2013 by

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New leaders often struggle to find their place in the organization and in defining or refining their leadership style.  Here are 5 key pieces of advice for new leaders and those who are redefining themselves. 1.  Knowledge = Confidence Know the numbers related to your business.  From a macro level, take the time to learn […]

Do You Have The Discipline To Rinse Your Cottage Cheese?

May 15, 2013 by

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There is obviously an analogy here and it comes from the Jim Collins book, Good to Great: A world-class athlete who won the Hawaii Iron Man Triathlon 6 times, trained intensely and was very disciplined – biking 75 miles, swimming 20,000 meters, and running 17 miles per day. He burned approximately 5,000 calories a day in […]

The Theoretical Case for Women Leaders?

May 1, 2013 by

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With the ongoing dialogue regarding women in leadership, a theoretical case can be presented that argues the effectiveness of women leaders based on ideal leadership styles and traits.  Previous research has focused primarily on men in leadership, arguing that masculine leadership traits were more desired and effective.  While underrepresented in the C-Suite for Fortune 500 […]

Leadership Essence: The 4Cs

April 5, 2013 by

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Leadership essence reflects the principles and values of the leader as well as the respect for the individual and the group. It also influences leadership style, or how one leads. While most leaders employ more than one style of leadership based on the situation, the essence of their leadership seldom changes. Leadership essence can be conceptualized […]

More Reading on Women and Leadership

March 19, 2013 by

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Here are 10 books, in no particular order, that are worthwhile reads for women in leadership How We Lead Matters: Reflections on a Life of Leadership by Marilyn Carlson Nelson Leading from the Front: No-Excuse Leadership Tactic for Women by Angie Morgan & Courtney Lynch Developing Women Leaders: A Guide for Men and Women in […]