How the Pandemic Can Hone Your Leadership Skills

You've heard the adage, "adversity builds character" or "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger." The COVID-19 pandemic brings the underlying meaning of those adages to the forefront of company leadership. We are living in an unprecedented time of uncertainty. And uncertainty puts your leadership skills to the test. The experiences you've had in the ...

By |2021-01-21T10:30:55-06:00January 22nd, 2021|Blog, Leadership|

The Giving of Gifts

Intentional Gratitude Can Be a Buffer Against Chronic Anxiety and Despair 2020 has been a year of extremes: uncertainty, fear, constant change, isolation, polarization, and myriad other issues are keeping people emotionally stretched. Early research shows that chronic anxiety is taking its toll on employees’ emotional and physical well-being, affecting all aspects of their lives ...

By |2020-11-23T12:23:19-06:00November 23rd, 2020|Blog, Leadership|

How to Prepare for Your First Manager Position

Goodbye Defined Tasks & To-Do Lists One of the first changes that come with a leadership position is the change from task comprised daily work to the more amorphous responsibility of managing people. Your daily work responsibilities will no longer be a to-do list of project tasks. In your first manager position, your goals will ...

By |2020-11-19T08:38:59-06:00November 19th, 2020|Blog, Leadership|

The Remote Manager Hierarchy of Needs

Guest Post by Carrie Fabris  Thanks to COVID-19, in 2020, more people are working remotely than ever before and many are still adjusting to the long-term effects of this new work reality. Distractions are around every couch at home and remote teams need strong leaders well versed in how to tap into their potential from ...

By |2020-11-11T13:28:19-06:00November 13th, 2020|Blog, Leadership|

Ways to Reduce Bias in Your Hiring Process

As our culture moves to be more inclusive and works to promote diversity, companies are attempting to minimize all forms of discrimination within their hiring process. But, at the end of the day, an employer must make a decision of one person over another and that can be distorted by bias. Even if you don’t ...

By |2020-10-15T08:33:57-05:00October 15th, 2020|Blog, Leadership|

Female Leadership Development for You and Your Company

Many professionals face a career hurdle transitioning from an individual contributor or early manager to a senior leadership position. Oftentimes your current role’s skillset is not comparable to the skills and awareness necessary to succeed as senior leadership. If you are an early- or mid-career woman with ambitious career advancement goals, a leadership development program, ...

By |2020-09-28T10:19:57-05:00September 28th, 2020|Blog, Leadership|

10 Questions to Ask to Find a Good Mentor

Are you interested in career advancement? General resources are great, but they can’t replace the effect of expert human feedback and coaching. One of the best ways to gain this resource is by finding a mentor. It can be a significant factor to improving diversity in leadership. According to a 2019 study from Leanin.org, 1 ...

By |2020-08-20T12:07:04-05:00July 13th, 2020|Blog, Leadership|

Executive Women, Finding (and Owning) Their Voice

By Adam Bryant Clockwise from above left are the chief executives Dara Richardson-Heron of the Y.W.C.A. USA.; Sharon Napier of Partners + Napier; Jenny Ming of Charlotte Russe; and Jody Greenstone Miller of the Business Talent Group. Four chief executives describe the importance of taking stands, and of making sure they’re heard. ...

By |2020-10-05T11:55:59-05:00October 31st, 2017|Leadership|
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