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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

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

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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35 Questions Effective Leaders Ask

Part of what makes a leader effective is asking good questions to help empower your employees. When your employees succeed, everyone benefits. You’re more likely to achieve the results you want. And everyone’s happy.

So I challenge you to ask yourself, are you asking good questions and listening closely to the answers you get? Continue reading

What do employees really want?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s not that complicated, really. I am currently working on a wonderful project with one of my clients that has elicited some practical, practicable feedback I think resonates for every company and leader. So I thought I would share some of the key themes we uncovered with you, as I think you can benefit from them, too. The value of this won’t show up on a balance sheet. But it is very effective preventive medicine that can address situations before they get to a crisis stage and become more costly to fix. Continue reading

What do I have to say that matters? What do any of us have to say?

Chatter Anxiety

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was recently out to dinner with a friend and colleague at Distrito in West Philly, breezily enjoying the “spirit and cuisine of Mexico City.” After a fresh pineapple margarita, the subject of talking—filling the air with “noise”—came up. We were talking about someone we know who just talks too much. That led to a discussion about all the chatter that’s out there and the challenge to sort through it all to get to what’s really important. Continue reading