The 7 Second Leadership Hack

The mindset with which you approach your day dramatically impacts your outcomes.

This is especially true when we are in high stakes situations, like negotiating or public speaking.

Rather than try to remember a long list of tactics to do well in those...

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Act Like a Duck

Over a decade ago, I got some very good leadership advice that is just as relevant today as it was then:

"Act like a duck."

Huh? Take a look at this short video to see what I mean.

This advice is especially important as you climb the ranks; in fact, it's essential for any senior leader...

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How to Power Up Your Presence

The topic of executive presence comes up frequently with my clients. While the term "presence" is a big amorphous, it comes down to whether you inspire competence and trust as a leader.

There are two key components to having an effective presence: Your Inner Game and Your Outer Game.

Your...

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How to Excel in a New Role

Whether you are moving into a new role at your existing organization, or joining a new company altogether, we all want to start off on the strongest possible footing.

Just like back-to-school is a time of nervous excitement for kids, starting a new role brings with it a blend of promise...

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How to Be a Leader People Want to Follow

Leadership comes with responsibility not only for the organizational mission, but for the team executing it.

Highly effective leaders do four things really well, in order to create teams that people are proud to be a part of, and that gets things done. 

Learn these four tips for how to...

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How to Reinvent Yourself Mid-Career

Have you been thinking about making a professional change for the next chapter of your career?

Although that prospect might seem daunting, it can actually be energizing and fun.  

This video shares 4 tips to reinventing yourself.

 Re-invention is not only possible, it's becoming more...

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Networking for Introverts

Even card-carrying extroverts can dread networking.... so when it comes to introverts and ambiverts like myself--well, let's just say most aren't fans either!

Here are 3 fast, simple tips that can help even dyed-in-the-wool introverts be better networkers, and have a better time doing...

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The Three Times You Should Compare Yourself to Others

Comparing yourself to others is usually a losing proposition.

In fact, I've noticed that high achievers often have perfectionist tendencies that compel them to compare themselves against their peers and feel that they aren't measuring up.

When they judge themselves harshly, they often shrink in...

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Why You Should Always Have a Current Resume

After recently seeing several colleagues at a conference from the consumer products and retail world that I've known for years, I was astounded at how many had experienced change through a merger, industry disruption, or some other type of change.

And the interesting thing was that most who'd...

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A Case Study in Excellence: Lessons from Disneyland

Inspiration is everywhere, and having just returned from my first family trip to Disneyland with the kiddos, I wanted to share some really great lessons on leadership excellence I observed.

Here are 4 key takeaways you can apply right away:

1. Decide to be Excellent. I've seen...

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