Is fear driving your leadership style?

As human beings, we can sense a threat, and our natural instincts are to react from our emotions. We live ...
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Here’s why so many leaders are failing at Resilience

Have you ever watched a traffic intersection with stop signs as cars come and go? As I was writing my ...
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Embrace the holistic approach to crisis management

Most companies are not preparing their leadership pipeline to lead with resilience. And leaders are not preparing themselves to be ...
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Leadership Elasticity: How Resilience Principles Help Us Bounce Back Faster

“Build your resilience before you need it.” – Russell Wilson, NFL Quarterback, Seattle Seahawks Resilience in leaders requires strong will, ...
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In Times of Crises, Manage Your Emotions First

When tough times hit, future uncertainty generates great anxiety. We’re left with countless questions about how to get through this, ...
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Thriving During Unrelenting Crises: Set your course through the rough seas ahead

What exactly is unrelenting crises? In short, it’s the product of the times we live in. Life moves fast.  We ...
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It’s Time to Lead with Resilience

It’s no secret that the last year has been a challenge. Many of us have found ourselves adrift and lurching ...
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Be Ready for the Next Crisis: A Journey to becoming Resilience Ready

As I have grown in my career in various leadership roles, I’ve endured my share of crises. I recall a ...
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Resilience Ready: The Leaders’s Guide to Thriving Through Unrelenting Crises

Buy the book on Kindle What challenge or crisis are you facing right now? Better yet, beware! Your next pull-your-hair-out ...
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The path to resilience is not a lonely road: partnerships matter

My spirits were lifted as I looked out my window and saw the birth of the first signs of spring ...
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Career Resilience for Women – 5 Actions to Take Now

A crisis throws you many curve balls. The COVID-19 pandemic is no exception. It’s changed practically everything. You’ve had to ...
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Dawn of a New Day

If you’re like me, you’re looking forward to ringing out 2020 and ringing in a new year. This has been ...
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5 Steps to Surviving a Layoff through COVID-19

The current US unemployment rate is the highest since the great depression and growing. The COVID-19 pandemic has practically shut ...
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Leading Through a Layoff

If you are a leader faced with having to furlough or layoff employees during this COVID-19 pandemic, you’re feeling the ...
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“No Excuses” Monthly Guide to Transforming My Career

Count the number of times you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to be more intentional about working on your career ...
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Emotional Impact of Change

[Watch the video here.] During my executive leadership development session, we looked at three factors related to leading change that ...
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3 Myths C-Suite Executives Must Avoid

Your brightest talent is ready to walk out the door. Why? C-Suite executives are operating by three long-standing myths about leadership ...
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Women of Color Navigating the Career Environment: Using Male Dominated Strategies to “FuelForward”

By: Vonya Hodrick & Vivian Blade Published by: National Career Development Association (NCDA) The article, Women of Color Navigating the Career Environment: Using ...
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Reject The Limitations

“Your daughter won’t do well in math. She should plan to be a teacher or a secretary.” “Welcome back! Charles ...
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Why are Women So Underrepresented in Leadership?

You see it around you. And, you’ve experienced it yourself. When you look at the leadership ranks of many companies, ...
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What Is The Fundamental Career Mistake That May Be Holding You Back?

Most "up and coming" professionals believe that you have to be the best at ‘getting the job done’. You have ...
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Leadership Warning Signs

Recently some fellow Forbes Councils members, Tonya Echols and Frances McIntosh, and I combined our segments for a podcast to share our advice on ...
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How to identify when you are stuck in your career (and what to do about it!)

It can be hard to face the reality that you're either making progress in your career, marking time, or falling ...
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Unprepared for Leadership?

Congratulations, you’ve just been promoted to a management position. Now, what do you do? You’re excited about your new role ...
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Not sure where to go in your career?

I remember when I was growing up our travels would often take us through windy, narrow mountain roads. Now those ...
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Want to take the next step in your career?

You may be at a stage in your career where you're not sure what to do next. Maybe you didn't ...
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Stuck in your career?

When was the last time you were facing a crossroads in your career? Probably not that long ago. You may ...
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Work the Problem

I am really happy to announce the launch of the new book published by the Association for Talent Development, "Work the ...
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Who Do You Aspire To Be?

As we reflect on Women's History month I look back on the women who have inspired me, day to day, throughout ...
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Be The Example Others Want To Follow

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we honor and recognize the many women who have given so much to provide ...
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Who Says You’re Not Good Enough?

If you can't see the value you bring to the table and you struggle to convince others of your contribution ...
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How To Lead With Your Strengths

Whether it’s feedback during your performance review or after an interview, you seem to always hear about the development areas ...
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Don’t get left behind in your career…

Are you where you want to be in your career? If you're not progressing to fulfill your true potential, don't worry, ...
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This Fundamental Career Mistake Holds Women Back

Women believe that they have to be the best at ‘getting the job done’. They have to prove themselves… prove ...
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When did you last consider your ‘How’?

Dangerously Unaware I was starting a new position and had heard about the General Manager's reputation. He had grown up ...
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10 Social Media Mistakes That Can Derail Your Career

Monica was a manager for a mid-sized financial services firm. She managed a team of eight people. She was very ...
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Can Social Media Really Effect My Executive Presence?

Pamela had spent months sending out resumes and applying for jobs. She was ready to make a change in her ...
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Do You Have Executive Presence?

Vicky had just finished giving her project update at the department meeting. She felt relieved that it finally was over.  ...
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What’s Sabotaging Your Executive Presence?

Do you want to advance in your career?  If your goal is to rise up through the ranks quickly, you’ve ...
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Why Executive Presence Matters

Patricia was considering the candidates from the final round of interviews for her open senior manager position. She asked Ron, ...
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10 Tips to Grow Allies in Your Network

Kathy and Miguel work for a mid-sized manufacturing company. Kathy works in operations, while Miguel is in Finance.  Both have ...
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Sponsors: Your Career Game Changer

Women still struggle to get ahead.  That’s evident in the results of the recent Women in the Workplace Study* by ...
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Navigating the Corporate Environment – Mentors & Sponsors

If you're frustrated with your career progression and it seems like your total commitment to working endless hours, doing whatever ...
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3 Mistakes that Make Mentoring a Waste of Time

Women are not only missing critical relationships such as allies, mentors, and sponsors in their careers. You also are not ...
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Make the Most of your Mentor

The Mistake: You don't manage the mentoring relationship and fail to get the outcomes you're looking to achieve.  A good ...
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Get Out of That Rut

Lisa was one of the hardest-working people on her team. She would come into the office early most days and ...
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Relationships – Quality Or Quantity?

“Women get less access to the people and opportunities that advance careers and are disadvantaged in many of their daily ...
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Women Play Catch-Up Their Entire Careers

In my coaching practice, I run across a number of female professionals who are frustrated with their career progression. They ...
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8 steps to survive being a “stayer”…

Your employer has announced layoffs and extended early retirement to a number of employees. You're among the employees who are ...
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5 steps to surviving a career transition

"Fortune 100 Company Lays Off Employees" "Corporate Restructuring Offers Early Retirement to Hundreds of Employees.” You see these headlines all ...
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Leading through transitions

Even though unemployment is low, companies are still restructuring. Companies are facing uncertainty in healthcare, new business models in grocery ...
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7 Steps To Strengthen Your Leadership Pipeline

What usually happens when you leave something to the last minute? It never turns out as good as it could ...
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4 Practices to Hack Your Experience Gap

One of the biggest challenges for professionals is gaining the experience needed to land the next position in their career ...
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Professional Relationships: Quality Trumps Quantity

For more information on building a quality professional network, check out Chapter 8 of the book "FuelForward: Discover Proven Practices to ...
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10 Practices To Help Your Employees Shine During High-Pressure Times

As a leader, you’ve lived through it before — the final push at the end of the quarter or year. It’s ...
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4 Misperceptions Ruining Your Leadership Potential

As you move up into leadership roles, more is demanded of you.  There’s so much flying at you each day ...
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Manage Your Productivity By Delegating The Right Way

We’ve all had them — the times we’ve tried to delegate and things turned out all wrong. I recently had ...
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7 Steps You Can Take Now to Retain Millennial Talent

"I work to live."  You've probably heard that phrase uttered among millennials you know.  For this generation, working is a ...
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Why Your Boss May Be Agitated With You

"Hard to Find: Workers With Good 'Soft Skills',"  was the focus of a recent article published in the Wall Street ...
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Ready for the Big Stage

It's always exciting to watch the Olympics!  These athletes work extremely hard to get to this point.  Lots of sweat and ...
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Shift Your Mindset

Losing weight is one of the toughest things to do. If you’re like me, I’m constantly watching my weight and ...
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Honoring “The Greatest”

Muhammad Ali was not only The Greatest, he was the people’s servant.  He was never too big, too powerful, or ...
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Get That Promotion: Step 1 – Strengthen Your Foundation

I was just reading an interesting article that came out in the June issue of Money Magazine on "The 21 ...
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Staying Relevant

“How do I stay relevant in such a dynamic environment?”  That's a question I often get from professionals trying to ...
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Rising Talent Strategies – Create A Professional Profile For Self-Promotion

The Art of Self Promotion - Part 5 Finding a way to create a professional profile for self-promotion, knowing what ...
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Rising Talent Strategies – Optimize Performance Reviews

How do you optimize performance reviews so that you present your results to promote yourself in your annual review? Here ...
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Boost Your Brand Image

Rising Talent Strategies – Boost Your Brand Image

In this series, we’ve been discussing the importance of self promotion at work and strategies you can use to boost your brand image. Get past the uncomfortable pit ...
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Rising Talent Strategies – Self-Promotion Toolkit

One of the biggest challenges for professionals is to identify your self-promotion toolkit.  Yet, it’s critical to career success. How ...
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Rising Talent Strategies – The ART of Self Promotion

A few weeks ago, I asked for input from my network of up and coming, established and veteran professionals on ...
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Become an Influencer

Lists of the most influential people in the world are published in magazines such as Time, Esquire, People and others.  ...
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5 Motivators of Highly Successful People

Do you often look at the lives of some of the most successful people in the world and wonder how ...
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