Celebrate Women’s History Month Did He Really Just Say That? Women-owned businesses have grown from less than five percent to more than 42 percent in the last fifty years and today one in every five C-Suite leaders is a woman. While not enough, that’s progress. But sexism still exists in many workplaces and knowing how [...]
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Celebrate Women’s History Month Increase Your Leadership Presence and Impact in Meetings Too many women are familiar with the experience of convening a meeting only to have it co-opted by male peers or even male subordinates. Even when you’re the expert on the topic at hand, women sometimes see their ideas discounted until stated by [...]
Celebrating Women’s History Month Finding Role Models, Inspiration and Insights in Memoirs Female role models can help you expand your sense of what’s possible in your career and life, inspire you to aim higher and suggest behaviors you might want to emulate, or even avoid. But those role models don’t always have to be in-the-flesh [...]
Celebrate Women’s History Month... Take a Break That Actually Works for You Women often burn the candle at both ends. You give your all in your career or business, tune in to the needs of team members, possibly care for children and other relatives, and often simply serve as the social glue that keeps society [...]
Celebrate Black History Month . . . How to Be a Role Model to People Who Need You While you know that having role models is critical to your success, and you take steps to ensure you have those figures in your life, you may be less aware that you are already a role model [...]
Celebrate Black History Month . . . When You Set Boundaries, You Protect Your Focus If saying “yes” to every opportunity and request for your time and energy feels like your default response, it is time to explore how setting healthy boundaries can help you focus and achieve more. Many of us, women especially, are [...]
Celebrate Black History Month . . . Take These Steps to Land a Mentor or Sponsor Black business leaders often have less access to informal professional networks and are less likely to have mentors and sponsors to help them get ahead. That needs to change, because those resources can make a critical difference in your [...]
Celebrate Black History Month . . . Being Kind to Yourself is a Key Business Strategy Being what author, screenwriter and TV producer Shonda Rhimes calls an F.O.D. (a “first,” “only,” or “different,”) as a woman or person of color in largely white or male spaces can add stress to the already challenging job of [...]
Are You Ready to Adopt the Four Traits of an Inspirational Leader? A new year creates the right conditions for experimenting with change and can be a great time to put new practices in place that will help you become a more powerful leader. But you need to know how to invest your motivation and [...]
Setting Goals and Leading Through Turbulent Times Living and leading in highly dynamic and turbulent times can make goal setting seem nearly impossible as your business reality changes daily. There’s no question that the ability to think ahead, plan for disruption and adapt quickly will continue to be critical skillsets in the new year. But [...]