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What To Do When You’re Overworked

“No one takes their foot off the pedal when they’re in the game.”  Be forewarned, this idiom tells… Continue Reading

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Leadership: Why Execution Alone Isn’t Enough

“Being social at work is a waste of time.” When I heard these words from a leader regarding… Continue Reading

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Before You Leave Your Job: An Eight-Step Checklist

When I look back at the transitions in my career, I admit that I didn’t always know how… Continue Reading

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How To Stop Ruminating And Build Your Confidence As A Leader

While working with a senior leader I was surprised to learn that what was stopping her from taking… Continue Reading

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Thought Leadership: In Search of Your New Big Idea

Putting your name out in front of a big idea for your company is a great feat of… Continue Reading

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How to Reach Better Collaborative Solutions in Less Time

Everyone knows cross-group collaboration doesn’t happen nearly enough in most organizations. Though for many companies, it has been… Continue Reading

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How To Become An Energizer In Groups

I’m participating in Seth Godin’s Marketing Seminar with a lot of other individuals. It expands on his book… Continue Reading

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How Mentors Can Turn Around A Failing Mentoring Program

Having mentored many people over the years and advised plenty of programs, I’ve seen their uneven results. Few… Continue Reading

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What Stops Women From Mentoring

I enjoy speaking on panels about women leaders. There’s often a feeling of colleagueship and sisterhood among the… Continue Reading

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How To Successfully Argue For A Co-CEO Role

Maybe you’ve heard of co-CEOing, two people sharing the same role at the top of an organization. Sure,… Continue Reading

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Addressing the Sponsorship Shortfall

According to a 2010 Harvard Business Review article, more high-potential women reported having mentors than men. Today, women… Continue Reading

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How Leaders Can Accelerate Innovation Through Networks Outside Their Industry

To come up with new ideas and ways of doing things, it isn’t often conversations with our own… Continue Reading

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The Informal Influencers That Are Key To Making Change

Are you successful at persuading resisters to change? If you are a leader with a vision, you aspire… Continue Reading

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Five Useful Ways Leaders Use Stories

Few would disagree that, for leaders, telling stories is useful — or even necessary. We know that stories… Continue Reading

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Five Ways For Leaders To Pitch Persuasively

I watched 10 women semi-finalists, all leaders of early-stage companies, present their innovations to a stellar jury at… Continue Reading

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Laura Menke Arroyo on Talent Development

Laura Menke Arroyo is 1 of 4 senior leaders who has been invited to speak about people development… Continue Reading

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It’s Time to Re-energize Gatherings

I admit it. I have a pet peeve. An itch that Priya Parker’s new book scratches. That gatherings… Continue Reading

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Actually, introverts like speaking (and how to get them to speak more)

It’s common knowledge that transformational leaders Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, and Gandhi were introverts. We know who they… Continue Reading

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You say you want open debate and disagreement

Creating a climate where people speak out even when there is agreement is something many leaders say they… Continue Reading

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Receiving praise: we often shut it out

Leaders aren’t perfect. One common challenge is accepting acknowledgements and praise. I discovered early on that from time… Continue Reading

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In search of the future, 6 pointers to build a strategic network

Have you ever wondered why you are the one who seeks out people outside your own field and… Continue Reading

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Differentiation: Retail Lux

I’m a flaneur, a florid word that describes an urban explorer who enjoys walking long distances. On my… Continue Reading

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‘How Women Rise’ in the Age of #TimesUp

A group of 25 of us sat around tables at a recent professional development workshop and shared what… Continue Reading

Networks: How to cross boundaries

Networks: How to cross boundaries

It’s likely that you, just like pretty much all of us, have a story of working on a… Continue Reading

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I’m Being Chased by Facebook

Facebook is in the news because it looked the other way for 2 years while others were harvesting… Continue Reading

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Why Some Resist Collaborating Across Silos (it’s not what you think)

We’ve had a love-hate relationship with silos. How else can we explain their persistence? Silos can be nasty…. Continue Reading

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Being the Disruptor/the Disrupted

There on the gallery wall hung the disruptor. A tiny first-generation Apple iPhone that had a fixed-focus camera… Continue Reading

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Networking Is a Dirty Word

Networking. Uncomfortable, dirty, exploitive and inauthentic. And that’s just for starters. Most of us recognize these associations that… Continue Reading

Viewing Life as Projects

Viewing Life as Projects

“My life works far better when I am doing a project.” I heard myself say it out loud… Continue Reading

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Story Telling and Pitching

Chuffed about running Give and Get for one year, a meaningful milestone, someone asked me… Continue Reading

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Perfect Strangers

I’m very lucky. In my line of work I meet a lot of trailblazers. But too often, promising projects and initiatives get stuck… Continue Reading