Successful Women – Are You a Connector?

In a recent CIO article (Great IT Leaders Must Have This Trait)  talking about the traits of successful people in the technology world, it mentions the importance of being a connector. When you think about it, it doesn’t matter what your industry; being a connector has value in all walks of life. A friend of […]

Newly Promoted? Here is Your First Task

Have you been newly promoted? Congratulations! Now here is your first task. Approach your new role with the open eyes of your prior position. When you start a new position you have the rare opportunity to view the company in a way that you will never have again. You come into the new role with […]

Professional Behaviors that Set You Apart

There are a few classic professional behaviors that great leaders display. Honesty. Integrity. Communication. Leadership. However, there are more professional behaviors that few are aware of that will set you apart from the pack. In the Inc. article 30 Behaviors That Will Make You Unstoppable, the author, Benjamin P. Hardy,  shares some hard core examples of what […]

How to Be a Curious Leader

When you think of the traits of a great leader, does curiosity come to mind? Interestingly enough, a curious leader is one who will find ask the questions that lead to innovation and unique perspectives about problems that have stumped those before. Albert Einstein said: “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” […]

Lead with the End in Mind

As a leader, of your department, your company, your life, the most successful way to proceed is to keep the end in mind. What do you want to be known for? What do you want to accomplish? What do you want as your legacy? In the recent article Great Leaders Start with the End In […]

Are You a Thermometer or a Thermostat?

Are You a Thermometer or a Thermostat? I heard this question asked a few days ago and it got me to thinking about the difference between the two. A thermometer lets us know what the current temperature is. It is straight forward and merely reflects the environment that it is in. While a thermostat can […]

Life Teaches us Leadership Lessons

Are you open to the leadership lessons life has to offer? Life is a teacher; we are its pupils. Whenever a challenging situation arises, I ask myself, What am I meant to learn from this? For example, I’ve learned, through multiple opportunities, to be patient with myself and others. Over and over, I’ve been tested […]

Women Leaders: Are You Open to Learn?

Women leaders, how open are you to learn more about your given craft? It can be an easy trap to feel that because you have performed a certain role for a number of years that there really isn’t anything new you can learn. WayUp CEO and Google alum Liz Wessel shared one of the seven […]

Are You a Business Influencer?

What does it take to be known as a business influencer? Emerge Blog recently named the top 25 business influencers that have created a brand for themselves that people follow. Remember the television commercials for EF Hutton? “When EF Hutton talks, people listen.” It is the same with those known for their expertise in business. […]

Feminine Leadership is Fierce Grace

How is feminine leadership different from male leadership? And what is Fierce Grace? Lisa Marie Jenkins Transformation Consultant. Training Facilitator. Author offers insight in her article Fierce Grace – Women On the Move. “Feminine Leadership is Fierce Grace, the shift that will transform the way we all work, lead, and live.” In her talk, The […]