The Time is Now to Get the "Women Thing" Right in Business

There's been a lot of discussion about the lack of women leaders in business--especially Silicon Valley--over the past few years.  

The latest scandal involving Uber and its mistreatment of women employees is a pretty stark example of how ignoring "the elephant in the room" can...

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What You Can Learn from Adele About Authentic Leadership

A universal human fear is embarrassing yourself in front of others. Most people would rather disappear into the woodwork than turn in a less-than-stellar performance in front of peers--let alone on live television, and in a room full of living legends.  

Adele showed a...

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Is "Your Story" Holding You Back?

Whether we recognize it or not, we all have beliefs about our place in the world and what we are capable of.   

It's these beliefs--the "story" you tell yourself--that determine more than anything else what you accomplish in life. 

In my work, I have the good fortune to...

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Women: Go High. Be Heard.

There is no doubt that we are living in extraordinary times.

 Never has there been a moment in our lifetimes when women have become so civically engaged so quickly... while so absent in the halls of power.

 In January, the Catalyst organization published an update to its well-known list...

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Your Barrier is Your Breakthrough

I'm lucky to work with smart, successful people all the time who want to play a bigger game. They are the types who set goals and have already achieved a good deal of success...and they know there is a new level they are meant to achieve.

 When we discuss and craft a big important...

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Surviving a Top Leadership Change

Just as the United States prepares for a change in leadership every four years, over half of companies also switch out CEOs every four years on average.

 In both cases, it's important to arm yourself with facts to be prepared for different scenarios.

 Did you know that within the...

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Do What Matters

Let's be honest.

We all waste a lot of time.

And, we avoid a lot that we shouldn't. 

But here's the truth about the limited time you have in your life:

 You get rewarded for the outcomes, not the effort.

You can complain that you're too busy, that you have too much on your plate, that...

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Let Go of the Old to Make Room for the New

In our culture of continuous improvement, acquisition, and novelty, it's easy to forget an essential truth: in order to make room for the new, it is necessary to let go of the old.

A few years ago, as I was struggling with change, a wise mentor of mine explained the universal cycle of...

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Engagement Tip for Bosses: Use Your Holiday Greetings Strategically

For most leaders, the month of December seems to fly by in a flurry of finishing up projects, planning ahead for being out of the office over the holidays, and envisioning how to start the new year off on a strong footing. 

Writing holiday cards to your team members, or even sending an...

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How Volunteering Can Help Your Career

Beyond the feel-good benefits of volunteering your time to causes and organizations you care about, there can also be some powerful career-enhancing benefits as well. 

I even know professionals who have found new and exciting roles as a direct result of their involvement with...

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