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
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
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.
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
Leadership styles come in many flavors. What works for you may not work for someone else, and they may not approve. But be true to yourself. And pay attention to the effect you have overall. Continue reading
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
Every once in a while, I just accept that I am having one of those times when things get lost. When I say things, sometimes I mean big things and sometimes I mean little things. But it all comes around eventually. Continue reading
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