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3 Habits of Ineffective Women's Leadership Development

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 12.04.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

We've spent a lot of time in recent posts focusing on the best ways to approach women's leadership development. But sometimes, knowing what not to do can be as instructive as guidelines on how to do things right.

Burnout's Silver Lining

Anne Omland | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Anne Omland

Had it not been for a move across the globe, I may not have made the changes that saved me from being consumed by my job and unhealthy lifestyle. Many of us need a slap upside the head in order to change. Otherwise we'd keep pushing forward in a steady state of burnout.

5 Notable Women On The True Importance Of Feminism

Jill Di Donato | Posted 11.21.2014 | Women
Jill Di Donato

Feminism has become the word du jour. But what's its message? Its goals? Why is it so divisive?

The Importance of On-The-Job Learning for Women

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 11.19.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

How much time do you spend learning on the job? If we look to the standard "70:20:10 ratio," we might think that we spend a lot more time engaging in on-the-job development opportunities than we actually do.

The Endless Quest for Perfection

Jane Shure | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women
Jane Shure

Debora Spar, President of Barnard College and the first tenured woman professor at Harvard Business School, is the mother of three children and knows what it's like to constantly be pulled in different directions. Spar reveals the "underside of what it means to juggle all the time."

Women Leaders Talk Personal: How to Be a True Philanthropist

Cristina M. Regalado | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact
Cristina M. Regalado

Becoming a true philanthropist is a journey of self-discovery. It is also an invitation to take part in social transformation - when individuals and communities are changed for the better. The act of giving touches both the giver and the recipient; each one is changed as a consequence.

The Missing Link: Moving Beyond First-Level Solutions to Women's Leadership

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

It has been a hectic but exciting fall packed with travel and speaking engagements at executive forums and conferences nationwide. At these events, I'...

Missing the Warning Signs of Career Derailment?

Gregory Stebbins | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business
Gregory Stebbins

Failure to create and sustain effective interpersonal relationships (social intelligence) with others is often the driver of executive derailment. Personality clashes with subordinates or other executives and an inability to adapt can drive a wedge between colleagues in a team environment.

Waiting for the Bat Signal: The Passing of a Parenting Legend

Elizabeth Broadbent | Posted 10.31.2014 | Parents
Elizabeth Broadbent

Not a week passes that a breastfeeding mother is asked to cover up, take it to the bathroom, or leave a store entirely. But La Leche League is still normalizing nursing, still supporting breastfeeding rights

Design for Everyday: Women and the Redesign of Business

Lynda Decker | Posted 10.28.2014 | Technology
Lynda Decker

"I hate math." Reshema Saujani wants to eliminate that phrase from the contemporary teenage girl's lexicon. And judging from the response of the audience, she's going to succeed.

Learning About Effective Leadership by Rappelling Waterfalls

Laura Berger | Posted 10.23.2014 | Business
Laura Berger

In executive coaching, I have clients hurtling themselves toward a goal. They want to get "there" no matter what. Then there are the adrenaline junkies who enjoy the risk of chaos, taking pride in not needing methods and plans.

Winning the CEO Succession Horse Race

Jeffrey M Cohn | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Jeffrey M Cohn

At some point, virtually every ambitious executive asks this question. According to a recent global study a remarkable 87% of managers aspire to the corner office. But it's not just whether you think you deserve the top job, it's whether your board of directors thinks you deserve it.

Team Equity Is Not Equality

Karen Hough | Posted 12.09.2014 | Business
Karen Hough

By honestly assessing talent and integrating Team Equity, our client began to change its culture for better outcomes. Specific strengths were identified and everyone, nationwide, understood who to turn to for expertise. That meant the right people supported the local teams for specific pitches.

Desmond Tutu Hip Hop Peace-Making

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 12.05.2014 | Impact
Robert V. Taylor

A savvy elderly global citizen surprised me when she said, "This is not the time to talk about peace; even old peace activists like me are rooting for the defeat of ISIS." I strongly disagree with her. This is exactly the time to be talking about peace.

How Women Can Learn to Stand in Their Power -- and How Men and Companies Can Help Them

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

I think it's high time that we move beyond belaboring the challenges, and instead focus on real solutions that can help free women from this pervasive double standard in Corporate America.

Being Comfortable With Fear

Chantal Pierrat | Posted 11.29.2014 | Women
Chantal Pierrat

Tami Simon, Founder and CEO of Sounds True, shares her daily experience with fear and her advice on how fear can strengthen the emerging process in this excerpt from our Grace&Fire podcast.

Loving Leadership: Does Our Definition Do Us a Disservice?

Gregory Stebbins | Posted 11.19.2014 | Business
Gregory Stebbins

My last blog considered how it's likely that a leader who has inspired us did so because of their loving, but that our beliefs and conditioning may get in the way of our being more loving in our leadership.

Loving, the Key for Wise Leaders

Gregory Stebbins | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Gregory Stebbins

There seem to be two primary blocks to engaging in loving leadership within our organizations. The first has to do with our beliefs and the second is based on our limited or limiting definitions.

You Probably Didn't Know How Badass American Women Were During WWII

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 09.11.2014 | Women

This month marked the 69th anniversary of the Japanese surrender that formally ended World War II. Those six years of fighting saw approximately 16 mi...

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

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 11.04.2014 | 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...

Next Generation Philanthropy: A Conversation With Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

Bobbi Silten | Posted 11.04.2014 | Impact
Bobbi Silten

Laura is a social entrepreneur, author, philanthropist and educator who has been sharing her philosophy about strategic philanthropy with students at Stanford for more than a decade. As a regular guest lecturer for her class, I've watched the course evolve.

Seven Steps To Manage Your Fear Of Public Speaking

Suzannah Baum | Posted 11.02.2014 | Business
Suzannah Baum

Have you ever avoided a career or business opportunity because it required you to speak in public? Did you ever have a great idea you wanted to share in a group setting but didn't because of your fear of speaking in front of a group of people?

Why Aren't More Women Landing Board Seats?

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 10.20.2014 | 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 10.20.2014 | 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.

How to Stop Fearing Leadership and Own Your Greatness

Joselyn DiPetta | Posted 09.24.2014 | Women
Joselyn DiPetta

What I see time and time again is that no matter how women leaders demonstrate their value, whether it be in the workplace, with our families or in our communities, we tend to diminish and undervalue our contributions.