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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

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

Year-end Reflection: Examining Your Growth Mindset

It’s a time of year-end reflection. The hope and possibility of the New Year sits, perched waiting to see what we do with it. I have been thinking about what it really means to live life to the fullest and how to effect true self transformation to achieve meaningful growth.  Continue reading

6 Key Qualities of a Successful Facilitating Leader

What qualities come to mind when you think of what makes a good manager? Most people would say good people and project management skills. I would argue that being a good leader means being a good facilitator who inherently has several qualities I’ll share with you and who cultivates their skills. Continue reading

Why Top-down Leadership Doesn’t Work Anymore

Like everything else that evolves over time, a new type of leadership is emerging. And many of the old rules just don’t apply anymore. A whole lot of leadership comes from “leading from the center.” It’s called collaborative leadership. But building collaborative leadership doesn’t just happen. Especially in organizations that traditionally lead from the top down. Just what IS collaborative leadership and how does it happen, exactly? Continue reading