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STEM careers for Women and Girls

March 31, 2014 by

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Great info gram from Forbes that reminds us of the work we have in educating AND exciting women and girls about STEM – science, technology, engineering, and math Advertisements

An Activist Hedge Fund Manager Has A Coffee Mug Specially Designed To Intimidate CEOs

January 13, 2014 by

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An Activist Hedge Fund Manager Has A Coffee Mug Specially Designed To Intimidate CEOs http://www.businessinsider.com/hedge-funders-mug-of-fired-ceos-2014-1?utm_source=androidapp&utm_medium=referral

The Leadership Path is Paved with Mistakes….

September 28, 2013 by

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The leadership path is often paved with mistakes.  These mistakes, both minor and major, are the metal that can either forge or destroy leaders and their reputations along the way.  The reality is that there is no such thing as a perfect leader, there are leaders who have honed their skill through trial and error. […]

Learning to Take Third Party Feedback Regardless of the Source

August 31, 2013 by

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Everyone has an opinion about everything it seems.  It can be particularly frustrating when those opinions come in the form of candid, constructive feedback from a third-party.  The frustration is rooted in not knowing the intentions of the third-party in providing such feedback – is it based on observation or speculation, is it intended to […]

The End Result is Often Not as Important as the Journey

August 31, 2013 by

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For the most part, it’s been argued that the point is that you are there (where ever that is) regardless of how you got there. Well, sometimes, how you got there is just as, if not more important. Sometimes the value of the journey is worth sacrificing (albeit a controllable one) the outcome. In the […]

Do You Inspire?

August 7, 2013 by

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Great leaders have the ability to motivate, if not inspire people to action.  The ability to conceptualize a vision and then communicate it to others in a manner that elicits excitement, passion and desire to see the vision realized are hallmarks of a great leader.  In this excellent TEDTalk, Simon Simek illustrates what he believes […]

A Word on Power…

July 23, 2013 by

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The exercise of power is a reflection of the leader’s temperament, character, confidence and competence.  Failing to moderate the use of power can have negative consequences on the organization, particularly on the level of employee engagement.  As such, power and its use should be informed by two things…moderation and consideration. Moderation Power informed by moderation […]