7 Simple Ways to Building Lasting Leadership Muscle

People ask me all the time. Everyone wants to know how to grow and prosper not only in the workplace but also in life. There’s no silver bullet but these seven tips can help frame your outlook and may give you reason to reflect. Continue reading

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Womens Event May 5th Invite

The world of work today?  Amorphous -how to navigate getting ahead, finding direction and trying to find career satisfaction in the crazy world of work today – well, it’s a question that comes up often with women leaders.    Continue reading

Lessons in Leadership

Lessons in Leadership:  “Top 10 Career Tips” and Advice – “Use Your Voice”

Anita Scott, Senior VP, Chief Human Resources Officer, for Radian Group Inc., a residential mortgage insurance company based in Philadelphia, and I recently participated in a mentoring session for promising women leaders. I’ve been privileged to know Anita since we first worked together at Advanta. As so often happens with people we admire and respect, our paths have continued to cross over time and I value her practicality, grit, passion, and hard-won insights as a senior leader who has progressed through the ranks. When I heard her “Top 10 List of Career Advice,” I knew these were the perfect lessons to include — for young as well as seasoned professionals — as the third installment of guest posts in our “Lessons in Leadership” series. Continue reading

Why Being Vulnerable is Courageous and Contagious

When most people consider the word vulnerability, they think in terms of being weak or exposed and it’s not a quality to which they aspire. But, as you’ll see below, new research demonstrates that those who embrace their vulnerability have courage, compassion and connection, and these are qualities that serve business leaders – as well as all of us — well. Continue reading

Deeper Learning

Powering Leaders to Navigate VUCA World with Deeper Learning

This all started one day after my third coaching meeting that day. When each session starts, I always ask, “How are you?” That day, each time, the executive said the same thing: overwhelmed. It was compelling and drove me to a broader question: how do we develop leaders who are agile, can consider a broad range of factors that influence the business context, and can do so in an environment where scenarios are often widely atypical and in a constant state of flux? With deeper learning. Continue reading

Lessons in Leadership: M&A—3 Things Leaders Should Always Do

Our second guest post in our “Lessons in Leadership” series includes helpful tips about what to do and what not to do when communicating during a corporate merger or acquisition from Alena DeLosReyes. Alena is a human resources executive who was actively involved as a key leader in the transition process of a recent acquisition.

The driving force behind successful mergers is being able to rely heavily on the leaders to be effective change agents where the rubber meets the road. As a key leader in the integration of two companies, I learned a great deal about what to do—and, more importantly, what not to do—to merge successfully.

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Lessons in Leadership: Top 12 Leadership Traits

This is the first in a series of guest posts featuring observations about and experiences with leadership from seasoned leaders and professionals who work with them. A leader himself who has worked with other leaders, Bud Locilento shares his thoughts on the behaviors and traits effective leaders consistently demonstrate.

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A Winning Equation for Being a More Effective Leader

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In today’s world, leadership effectiveness is related to working collaboratively. Just how do you advance on developing a support network in ways that incorporate the best of what you and others have to offer? Continue reading