Women, What's Your Why?

Today is International Women's Day, and 2017's theme is #BeBoldForChange. What does it take to be a world-changing woman? 

Whenever I coach leaders, male or female, one of the first things we do is examine is their purpose--their big WHY.  When they face obstacles, which they always...

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Leadership Success is 90% HOW You Show Up

There are so many different books and programs and competency models on leadership, it can be overwhelming to think about all the things you'll have to learn and do to be as effective as you can. 

Yet, the reality is that the single most important thing to pay attention to is HOW you...

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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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