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
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: “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
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
When AmeriHealth Administrators (AHA), an Independence Blue Cross company, embarked on a company-wide transformation initiative to prepare for changes in the health care insurance market, Key Leadership was called on to help with the people side of change.
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
A personal leadership struggle I have had is coming to clarity about one of my core beliefs regarding an effective and sustainable workplace–that a sense of belonging is an important source of stability in times of chaos. It is as critical as knowing who you are as an individual, and here’s why.
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.
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.
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