I pretty much talk for a living. And while that probably denies me much sex appeal, it has the advantage of making me something of an expert on what to say on various occasions. Graduation commencements are one such set of occasions.
As all great managers know, these three steps alone will not make you an effective leader, but what they will do is help you build a solid foundation on which to build a robust and profitable company.
Recently, I've read two excellent articles on why women stay quiet at work which clearly outline the challenges women can face in leadership roles, ...
A recent article by New York Times writer Neil Irwin caught my attention: He describes the findings of a study from Boston University about what actually occurs within a workaholic culture.
I am the best bad leader in the world. Not only do I know everything about how to fail as a leader but I also have spent large amounts of time with bad leaders.
Did you work for a boss who said "Trust me!" and then went on to hurt you? When this happens, it is not only a sucker punch to the gut. It has lasting implications.
Does your career match what you envisioned it would look like? Are there things you expected that haven't happened? Do you torture yourself about those things? They have a name: the supposed-to-bes. I call it the STB tool, and your inner critic uses it to drain your energy and destroy self-love.
When I was a teenager, my Grandma would compliment me. I'd answer in my "modest" way and she'd say, "Just say thank you." Her tone was kind and loving, and I did whatever she told me to do anyway, so I started to do it.
The silent source of comfort to parents everywhere, the crossing guards are there to make sure our kids cross busy intersections safely. Yes, at first glance they seem to be unnecessary, almost joke worthy.
These skills need to be fostered in this year's graduates and those that follow in the years to come if they are to successfully take on and conquer the challenges before them and those that will arise.
Suppose that you have argued with a colleague and now avoid talking to this person. Your relationship is damaged, and you wonder how to repair and res...
As we head into the 21st century, the women's movement is in need of a serious makeover. Let's stop talking about empowerment like women aren't already powerful, and accept the diversity that each woman brings to the discussion. This will create a critical mass of voices across industries and political affiliations that will be able to ignite real, sustainable leadership and change!
Last year I stepped into a volunteer leadership position for an organization. I did my best with it, but I really didn't feel useful. Nor did I enjoy it at all. And so when the time came to renew it, I decided not to. But there was one problem.
It's a question I've been asking myself for years now and one I try to ask the CEOs, business owners and managers I come into contact with. (Notice I didn't say leaders I come in contact with. A title doesn't automatically confer leadership. Too often, it's a quality we take for granted, assuming that authority comes with a position.)
"I am a portal to Truth, luminous. I am as wide-awake today as I can possibly be. And I am not the only one. I... am... not the only one. Truth is a...
I have been on a quest for two years to understand this million dollar question: Why do women in developed countries still only hold approximately 14% of all leadership roles? I've finally discovered the answer!