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Leadership Skills

Effective Time Management Without a Calendar

Laurie Erdman | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Laurie Erdman

Whole books have been written making the case for having it all or not having it all. Many navigate the debate by saying you can have it all, but not at the same time. Honestly, that's a cop out. Change your relationship with time and you do get to have it all.

Take the Blame Yourself

Dr. Roger H. Hull | Posted 10.30.2013 | College
Dr. Roger H. Hull

Taking the blame is a smart approach. So long as one doesn't have to accept blame too often, so long as not too many mistakes are made, accepting responsibility is evidence of real leadership.

3 Ways Listening Can Make You a Better Leader

Jose Costa | Posted 10.22.2013 | Business
Jose Costa

About 25 percent of corporate leaders aren't making the most of their listening abilities, and according to author and business advisor Ram Charan, this lack of listening could be crashing careers, ruining relationships and derailing companies.

Women Leaders Sizzle This Summer

Leslie Grossman | Posted 09.23.2013 | Women
Leslie Grossman

Courage, collaboration, innovation, direct communication, listening, confidence, trust, visionary, passion, tenaciousness -- all are words that describe our greatest leaders, be they in business, public affairs, government or social change

Jamie Kramer: Finding Synergy Between Work and Life

Jamie Kramer | Posted 08.19.2013 | Women
Jamie Kramer

We often are told that work and life should be separate and therefore balanced, like two objects on a scale. Over the years, however, I have discovered that greater fulfillment comes from finding ways to integrate these two important parts of my life, rather than thinking of them in isolation.

Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M.: Redefining Leadership

Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M. | Posted 08.16.2013 | Women
Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M.

As our world changes, it will be important for us to expand our ideas and expectations of leadership, leadership models and who we see as leaders.

Carolyn Buck Luce: Success is About Getting to the Center, Not the Top

Carolyn Buck Luce | Posted 07.30.2013 | Women
Carolyn Buck Luce

I have thought a lot about the courageous leadership the world needs now and here is the question I keep asking myself: Why is it that courageous women find it challenging to be all that they want to be at work?

The Most Precious Gift: Cultivating the Ability to Lead and Live With Excellence

Janice L. Marturano | Posted 10.31.2013 | Women
Janice L. Marturano

We are born with the capacity to be present. It is in this space that we can bring all of our experiences, education and inner wisdom to the moment. It is in this space that we begin to reveal our humanity and embody our passion to make a difference, to lead with excellence.

Dream Big

Debbie Messemer | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business
Debbie Messemer

In the 2012 Catalyst census data, women made up 14.3 percent of Fortune 500 executive officers and 16.6 percent of the board members, a small improvement over 1998. So, the question remains: Is there a better way to identify and advance women who have the desire and skill to rise to the opportunity?

How Women Internalize Negative Messages, From Sheryl Sandberg (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

Hearing negative messages as a young girl can really affect you in the long run. Facebook COO and author Sheryl Sandberg explained how she was often c...

Emerging Leader: Do You Really Want to Be a Leader?

Gregory Stebbins | Posted 05.11.2013 | Business
Gregory Stebbins

You will face many choices about the amount of effort you'll need to grow yourself. The payoff for doing this self-development work first will continue to pay benefits for yourself, but also the people who work with you. You'll receive positive recognition for your authenticity.

What Women Are Better at Than Men, According to Brain Science

Daniel G. Amen, M.D | Posted 05.04.2013 | Women
Daniel G. Amen, M.D

Females are neurologically well-equipped to lead, manage and help us resolve the major problems of the world. By understanding and honoring the female brain, we can empower girls and women to use their brains to change the world.

What Women Know About Leadership That Men Don't

Tony Schwartz | Posted 04.26.2013 | Business
Tony Schwartz

Empathy proved especially difficult for me whenever I felt vulnerable. My instinctive response was to protect myself, most often with aggression. I equated aggression with safety, and vulnerability with weakness. Today, I recognize the opposite is often true.

Why You're Not a Leader

Mike Myatt | Posted 03.25.2013 | Small Business
Mike Myatt

If you think you're a leader, but haven't been recognized as such, you have a problem. Either you're incorrect in your self-assessment, or those you report to don't recognize your talent. Here's the good news.

Why Social Courage Should Be Taught in the Classroom

David Allyn | Posted 02.04.2013 | Education
David Allyn

In our modern world, it's social courage that gives us the advantage. Unfortunately it is not a skill that is taught deliberately in schools.

Introverts vs. Extraverts

Wassim Israwi | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business
Wassim Israwi

We have been made to believe that extraverts are the best leaders in the business world. Extraverts generally possess dominant alpha traits that give them leverage and visibility enabling them to get promoted and hired faster than other candidates.

The 'Win, Win... Win' Challenge: Leadership Excellence in Today's World

Janice L. Marturano | Posted 02.03.2013 | Business
Janice L. Marturano

Today, in a world that measures time in Internet seconds, and that fills every moment with potential distractions, the discipline needed to take the time to do a truly great job and to make these deeper connections takes specialized mental training, the training of mindful leadership.

Global Leadership Skills in the Recession

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 01.29.2013 | Business
Cari E. Guittard

I am encouraging all my students as well as colleagues who are plotting a career change to seriously look at investing in learning essential global leadership skills that will serve both their professional and personal development in the near and long term.

Baseball and Business

Debbie Messemer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Debbie Messemer

As the San Francisco Giants and the Bay Area celebrate their second World Series victory in three years with a parade just a couple of blocks from our office, I can't help but think of the characteristics that made the Giants great and how they can be applied to business.

5 Lessons I Learned From Cool Bosses

HelloGiggles | Posted 04.24.2012 | Women

If you are a nice person, being someone's boss is one of the hardest things in the world. Perhaps managing people is no easier when you're an assha...

Are You a Multiplier or a Diminisher?

Karen Leland | Posted 07.13.2012 | Small Business
Karen Leland

Do you drain intelligence, energy and capability from the people around you? Or do you use your intelligence to amplify the smarts and capabilities of your colleagues?

Improving Your Reputation

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 04.23.2012 | Business
Blythe McGarvie

Once others see that the CFO challenges the status quo in an effective manner by working through the current management and executive processes, others will appreciate what a high impact and important job it is.

What Did You Take Away From The Iron Lady?

Diane Chang | Posted 03.24.2012 | Business
Diane Chang

The Iron Lady was recently released in the UK, and I was particularly interested in seeing it in London because I know so little about Margaret Thatch...

What Is Your 'Mountain Within'?

Herta von Stiegel | Posted 01.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Herta von Stiegel

The thing that I realized on the way to the summit and on the climb down was that we tend to focus on the external challenges, but the reality is that we all have a mountain within us to climb and to conquer.

8 Leadership Skills for Work and Home

Michelle Roya Rad | Posted 01.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Michelle Roya Rad

We humans need to learn many skills to be able to function most productively in different situations. Learning to be a good and effective leader is one of these skills that can be beneficial.