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3 Steps for Dealing With Drama Kings and Queens at the Office

Mike Harden | Posted 09.05.2014 | Small Business
Mike Harden

These people do more than drain the collective energy of their teams and organizations; they draw on their resources as well, costing billions in lost productivity.

A Five-Step Action Plan for Women to Land a Board Seat

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 09.04.2014 | Women
Rebecca Shambaugh

Many women miss the boat because they don't understand the steps to take early in their careers to best position themselves for board membership. Here are five practical steps you can start taking today to increase your future chances of getting on a public company board...

What Will You Choose to Wear Today: Faith or Fear?

Olayiwola A. Alara | Posted 08.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Olayiwola A. Alara

But just like every problem hypothetically is supposed to have a solution, fear also has an antidote, which is known as faith.

Why Aren't More Women Landing Board Seats?

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

Whatever the primary reason behind the disturbing gap, there are concrete ways that women can better prepare themselves for board membership to overcome both of these perceived obstacles.

The Power of Coming Back to Joy and How it Can Help You at Work

Marina Illich, Ph.D. | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Marina Illich, Ph.D.

Let's remind ourselves of a simple fact: Joy is our birthright. Joy is not an externality. It's not something we can afford to dip into when time or bandwidth permit. It is a cornerstone of our power as influencers, visionaries and creative agents of change.

Put Your $$ Where Your Mouth Is!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 08.19.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

In terms of liking the coach -- I have never seen a study that showed that clients' love of a coach was highly correlated with their change in behavior. In fact, if coaches become too concerned with being loved by their clients -- they may not provide honest feedback when it is needed.

Islands of Safety: The Inconsistent Sea, Part 1

James M. Lynch | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
James M. Lynch

Directly in front of the library of my Florida college campus was a huge tree offering plenty of year round shade. The grass was soft enough to sit on...

Top 10 Ways to Attract High Paying Clients

Nancy Michaels | Posted 08.15.2014 | Business
Nancy Michaels

With summer drawing to a close, it is time to get your focus back on growing your business. Fall is a great time to re-energize and recharge. Here are ways to fine tune the fine art of attracting and retaining high paying clients.

Which Tech Companies Are Ahead of the Curve in Women's Leadership?

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

While it will clearly take some time before such strategies result in widespread change throughout the industry, here are some companies that are off to a good start.

How Mindfulness Makes You Powerful

Marina Illich, Ph.D. | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business
Marina Illich, Ph.D.

If you find yourself seeking power so you can have more influence or a better advantage, or feel more in control, consider this: Power doesn't come from doing more, better or faster. Power comes from a state of presence. And mindfulness brings you there.

Think Before You Speak!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Thinking before speaking is a challenge for a lot of people. It might even be hard for you, especially if you are trying to prove to the world how sma...

You Are the Chief Executive, But... Are You Coachable?

Terri Wallin | Posted 09.14.2014 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

Remember many of us are great at noticing weaknesses, particularly in others. But we are less capable of noticing when someone has changed and flipped a weakness into strength. It might take time for others to notice the difference, but over time, they will.

The Magnification Effect: Minimizing Your Hidden Cost as an Executive or Manager

Edward Muzio | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business
Edward Muzio

This amusing (or depressing) anecdote is more than just a reminder to proofread your emails. It's a case study in the magnification effect of senior leadership.

Our Values Show the Way

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

The choice between saving lives and preserving our own careers may be clear enough. However, in many cases, the gap between competing values may not be as wide.

Leadership Is a Contact Sport!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 08.24.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

My career as an executive coach began many years ago with a phone call from the CEO of a Fortune 100 company. I had just given a leadership clinic to ...

Business. Kindness. Life.

Susan Kerr | Posted 08.20.2014 | Women
Susan Kerr

We get to choose our stories and craft them in ways of not only glass half full, but what are we going to do with all that liquid? All that life? All those oceans? We can't always change the beginning of our story, but we can always change the end.

How Businesswomen Can Learn to Speak Like Pros

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

If someone in the boardroom asks your opinion, don't say "I think we should." Say "we should." There is no reason to qualify your opinion.

Why Organizations Thrive With Feminine Leadership

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 08.06.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

With the imminent arrival of the talent war, where companies will compete for the best of the best, it's an exciting time for women to make an impact as leaders in all career fields. So why do organizations thrive with women at the helm?

One Simple and Critical Key to Better, More Successful Days

Karen Elizaga | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Elizaga

Imagine the effect of your (un)happiness on your focus, patience, motivation, engagement and general outlook. The unhappiness doesn't do much for your productivity. Here are some basic tips to enhance your happiness so that you improve your chances of success...

52 Leadership Strengths You Need to Know

David Peck | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business
David Peck

Every time I start coaching someone, I interview 8-12 of their colleagues to gain good perspective on their real-world strengths and development areas. Over the last 10 years, I've collected thousands, and recently analyzed them to look for common themes.

Not Confident Enough? Reprogram Your Confidence Level

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 07.20.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

If you feel that you could be more confident, there's good news: you can make a choice to boost your level of confidence. In my last post, we discussed that having a certain degree of confidence can be one of several important factors in women's success.

Confidence Matters, But How Much Do You Need?

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 07.13.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

How important is confidence to women's career advancement? There has been growing interest in the media about how confidence may affect women's profes...

Are You Your Own Toughest Critic? You're Not Alone

Karen Elizaga | Posted 06.11.2014 | Women
Karen Elizaga

I have been overwhelmed by the responses that I received on my last blog post. So many people identified with the same struggles around negativity and...

Being a Jerk Isn't Sustainable Leadership

David Peck | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
David Peck

If you want to be a lasting leader, you need to get good at both the "what" and the "how." The "what" -- the results -- are the minimum stakes of le...

If Hillary Asked You...

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

When you reach that intersection in your life where you need to make a major career choice, trust your heart, which is what I would tell Hillary to do...if she asked.