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Post date: May 9, 2019
As senior leaders in HR, you know how corporate-level strategy drives alignment and focus on the set of choices to be made to compete and win. You also know how crucial it is to have leaders who have the abilities and resolve to make the right strategic plays. A crucial accountability you have as...
Post date: October 31, 2019
Communication skills are vital for any professional in the workplace. However, top leaders are expected to be well versed in two specific areas of communication: persuasion and public speaking.  Persuasion and Influence People try to persuade others but they seldom succeed. It is difficult to...
Post date: December 1, 2016
Companies love to label or typecast leaders over time. As an executive coach and former CHRO, I wish I had a dollar for every time we labeled a senior leader as not being “strategic” enough to get to the next level. Some consultants often use elaborate assessments to create a false sense of...
Post date: November 23, 2016
It is well known that women remain under-represented in the boardroom and in the C-suite. What is less well known is that this gender imbalance is costing businesses—in idea generation, performance, and profits. In Money on the Table: How to Increase Profits Through Gender-Balanced Leadership, I...
Post date: September 8, 2020
In Wendy Mogel’s The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, she argues that we should not shield our children from adversity but rather, in healthy and safe doses, welcome it. But turning adversity into a lever to actually improve our lives and build our careers is not easy. It’s natural to wallow in...
Post date: June 26, 2018
This is the first in a series of posts that will provide lessons and techniques for readers to supercharge their leadership development programs and implement a reliable pipeline for their company’s future leadership. Can you create a leader? Is leadership a quality that can be developed in anyone...
Post date: June 18, 2019
In today’s fast-paced business environment, effective change management is more important than ever. The ability to respond quickly to changing business conditions lends resiliency to an organization and allows it to take advantage of new opportunities as they arise. This can only be achieved...
Post date: January 10, 2019
This post is part of an ongoing series that provides lessons and techniques for readers to supercharge their leadership development programs and implement a reliable pipeline for their company’s future leadership. Read the previous posts here and here.  When I was five years old, my mother placed a...
Post date: January 17, 2019
Executive coaching is on the rise. It has become a go-to tool for CEOs, CHROs, and anyone looking to improve leadership performance at the top of the company.  Unfortunately, the bar for calling oneself a professional coach is low and finding the right caliber of coach to accelerate business...
Post date: September 3, 2019
The market for leadership development solutions is enormous. More than $14 billion is spent by corporations on various aspects of leadership development, and there are more than 70,000 books and videos on the topic.  Surveys of the top challenges business leaders face inevitably show improving...