The Need for Personal Renewal to Avoid the Mid-Career Slump

2018-03-29T11:53:33+00:00 Blog, Book Summary & Review, leadership|

Our founder, known around the office as simply ‘B’, is a voracious reader of books about all things business and leadership. In this column she each week shares the key points from one of her latest reads. On November 10th 1990, John W. Gardner, former Secretary of Health, [...]

On Crucial Conversations – B’s Bookshelf

2018-02-16T02:44:24+00:00 Book Summary & Review, Communication, leadership|

Our founder, known around the office as simply ‘B’, is a voracious reader of books about all things business and leadership. In this column she each week shares the key points from one of her latest reads. As a leader your days often include a number of [...]

On Being Logical – B’s Bookshelf

2018-03-03T14:15:58+00:00 Blog, Book Summary & Review, leadership|

Our founder, known around the office as simply ‘B’, is a voracious reader of books about all things business and leadership. In this column she each week shares the key points from one of her latest reads. Your ability to think clearly and rationally is fundamental to your [...]

THE success quality all great leaders share

2017-02-10T08:16:29+00:00 Blog, leadership|

“In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves…. self-discipline, with all of them came first” Harry S. Truman People often look for common qualities across successful leaders. However, different circumstances require different leadership qualities to be effective. Yet, [...]

The Importance Of Character In Leadership

2017-01-03T06:55:34+00:00 Blog, leadership|

When we talk about leadership development, the focus is often on people skills, communications skills, vision, intelligence, business acumen, even boldness. Yet none of that will make a leader without the foundational leadership quality of good character: Character is fundamental to effective leadership because good character builds trust, [...]

Conflict: The Leadership Skill Nobody Talks About

2018-02-09T04:09:35+00:00 Blog, Communication, Feature, leadership|

Conflict is an undeniable part of working in an organization. Unfortunately, many of us are in denial about this, and lack the skills to successfully navigate conflict. Why? Because we are misguided by three key myths. MYTH #1: Conflict is dysfunctional. Wherever you bring together people, whether in [...]

Who controls your professional development?

2018-02-09T04:10:09+00:00 Blog, Professional Development|

In our work with professional women we have encountered some key issues that seem to hold women leaders back from getting the professional development support they want and need. So we hope this post may go a little way towards helping some of you get unstuck and get [...]

6 Strategies To Tame the Meetings Monster

2016-11-02T22:39:30+00:00 Blog, Communication, Feature, leadership|

If there’s one pervasive obstacle to effective leadership, it’s meetings. Whether it’s the sheer volume of meetings that consume our days, or the way in which those meetings are structured, we’ve seen this theme emerge time and again, at organizations large and small. In talking with our clients, [...]

THE Trait That Can Make or Break A Leader

2016-11-02T22:41:23+00:00 Blog, Communication, Feature, leadership|

“[…] everything you do is an example, and people look at everything you do and take a signal from everything you do.” – Richard Anderson, former Chief Executive Officer of Delta Air Lines Communication is not just a key leadership skill, it’s the very process through which leadership is exercised. As [...]

Breaking Through: A Competencies Checklist To Get C-Suite Ready

2016-11-17T12:11:37+00:00 Blog, Feature, leadership, Professional Development|

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are about 343,000 top executive jobs, versus about 2,124,100 jobs in lower and middle management (a ratio of approximately 6:1). This points to one often overlooked barrier to ascending the corporate ladder: There are far more professionals competing for [...]

6 Lessons From A True Jedi Of Networking

2016-11-23T10:53:19+00:00 Blog, Communication, leadership|

Many women dismiss networking as a luxury they just don’t have time for. However, if you want to advance within an organization or industry, then it is critical to spend ample time in informal interactions with peers and colleagues to build informal networks of relationships that give you [...]

How To Navigate The Hidden Obstacles To Female Leadership: A 6-Step Survival Guide (Part 2)

2016-10-18T15:23:52+00:00 Blog, leadership|

Last week our weekly blog post focused on mapping out the hidden obstacles that tend to trip up women on a leadership track. This week we provide you with a 6-step survival guide to help you navigate around those obstacles. As we explained and substantiated with lots of empirical [...]

Women on Boards – All You Need To Know To Get That Board Seat

2018-02-09T04:11:26+00:00 Blog, Feature, Professional Development, Women on Boards|

Coinciding with the US State of Women summit at the White House on Tuesday, June 14th, several reports were published about the still dire state of women on corporate boards. According to a new report by nonprofit Catalyst and EY, men held more than 80% of all S&P 500 board seats in [...]

April 15, 2018

2018-04-13T16:49:11+00:00 The Sunday Read|

The Sunday Read curates each week a few pieces of content that might inspire and inform your leadership in the week ahead. LEADERS IN THE NEWS A weekly selection of articles which focus on the trials and tribulations of leaders across industries Special [...]

April 1, 2018

2018-03-29T11:59:16+00:00 The Sunday Read|

The Sunday Read curates each week a few pieces of content that might inspire and inform your leadership in the week ahead. LEADERS IN THE NEWS A weekly selection of articles which focus on the trials and tribulations of leaders across industries These [...]

18 March, 2018

2018-03-29T11:53:23+00:00 The Sunday Read|

The Sunday Read curates each week a few pieces of content that might inspire and inform your leadership in the week ahead. LEADERS IN THE NEWS A weekly selection of articles which focus on the trials and tribulations of leaders across industries A [...]

March 11, 2018

2018-03-29T11:53:52+00:00 The Sunday Read|

The Sunday Read curates each week a few pieces of content that might inspire and inform your leadership in the week ahead. LEADERS IN THE NEWS A weekly selection of articles which focus on the trials and tribulations of leaders across industries How [...]

MARCH 4, 2018

2018-03-03T21:35:06+00:00 The Sunday Read|

This week's selection of leader profiles teaches us a thing or two about dreaming big, while our podcast selection will help you discover the secrets of some of the world's top CEO's and our quote comes from a woman who truly succeeded against all odds [...]

Woman Leader Up Close – Rita DeFilippo

2018-02-09T04:17:51+00:00 leadership|

HOW RITA DEFILIPPO BLAZES HER OWN TRAIL   Rita DeFilippo, Regional Vice President at Salesforce in the Public Sector Division In our Woman Leader Up Close column we interview successful women in senior roles about their path to leadership. Rita DeFilippo [...]

Woman Leader Up Close – March 2017

2018-02-09T04:18:17+00:00 leadership|

HEIDI WILLIAMS' 3 LOVES: PRODUCTS, PLATFORMS AND PEOPLE Heidi Williams, VP of Engineering at Box In our Woman Leader Up Close column we interview successful women in senior roles about their path to leadership. Heidi Williams is the VP of Platform Engineering [...]

 4 Suggestions On What It REALLY Means To Act Like An Owner 

2018-02-09T04:09:50+00:00 Blog, leadership|

Whether your company is privately or publicly held, as an executive leader you are held accountable by the owners of the company, whether those are the original founders, a set of VC companies, or public shareholders. They have mandated you to lead their company on their behalf, and [...]

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