While we never cease evolving, innovating, or responding to the environment we are in, knowing that we are living through a rather thrilling time of abundance, as Peter Diamandis has labelled it, can help us to decide what lens we are going to look through. We have been through a lot the last fifteen months, … Continue reading Tickets for The Ride of Our Careers!
Back when I lived in another place & time, otherwise known as pre-COVID 19, I shared some insights with CEOs from across the country in a keynote, during a time when we could gather in person. The message journeyed through an unusual kaleidoscope of what was before us in the future, much of which was … Continue reading Hope & Learnings For Now From Another Place & Time
I was recently asked to create a workshop around this topic, and as I began to do so, my first thoughts were…..Wow – that comes with a lot of loaded questions.Why would we distinguish being a woman leader from being a leader? Should we? Shouldn’t we? Should we tailor education and training opportunities for women leaders … Continue reading Being an Extraordinary Woman Leader
Leaders must learn the difference between confidence and arrogance – when leading, when attempting to rise within their organizations and companies, when interviewing for positions, and when attempting to become an influencer. Let’s take the example of engaging with your boss and determining whether you want to influence, convince, or discourage the leader. Influencing means … Continue reading Be Astute as You Navigate
When researching for a keynote on the workforce crisis, I came across troubling statistic after troubling statistic. The most worrisome has to do with intentionality around developing people and therefore transferring not just knowledge but nuances, judgment calls, behavioral impacts, and the leadership expertise necessary to influence and rally to a cause. Effective leadership is … Continue reading The Knowledge Transfer Gulf
We had a FABULOUS strategic visioning retreat. The research we conducted was future reaching. The input the staff provided on organizational capacity was inspiring. The right facilitator was hired and had tremendous chemistry with our leaders. The Board was on fire with innovation and creating long-term sustainability. The initial storyline was constructed that would allow … Continue reading If Your Leadership is a Mess, Your Strategy Won’t Matter
In the association and non-profit worlds, the titles of the leader continue to vary: CEO, President, President & CEO, Chief Staff Officer, Executive Director, Executive Director & CEO, Executive Vice President, occasionally COO, and so on. To mirror the corporate world, which also helps tell the story of who is in charge, and to differentiate … Continue reading Chief Partner Officer
I see it every day – companies, organizations, and leaders, choosing to live 2-D strategy to accomplish visions for their future, instead of a vibrant 3-D experience. Sometimes, we choose because we don’t know how. The muscles for risk tolerance, innovation, & creativity have not been developed. We need to place ourselves in educational and … Continue reading 3-D Strategy
The big opportunity has presented itself. You’ve been offered the dream promotion you’ve worked so hard for, and you nervously accept it. Or your company gets the opportunity to do the joint venture with the big name partner with which you’ve always wanted to be associated. In a split second, it starts. What if I’ve … Continue reading Catastrophizing Your Way to Success!
It’s that time of year, when we WISH all was calm and bright, as we rush to wrap up the year, get plans in place for the next year, and run from one holiday party to another. Leaders and employees are struggling with overwhelm. The sands are shifting beneath our feet. We’re trying to get … Continue reading All is Calm, All is Bright