Hire your own "thinking partner" to help you process and deal with current issues and plans for the future. Your focus may include:
- Preparing for your next-level leadership position
- Improving communications and relationships
Most people who like control have used this pattern both successfully and excessively. Do you know when you cross the line and your demands become freakish?
Is there a need to define female leadership distinct from male leadership? Read the winning entries from the contest defining what a female leader looks like.
Thanks to reader Maggie Voelker for sharing this link to an interview with Kattie Kay, co-author of the book Womenomics, on why women are faring better for jobs during the recession.
Unfortunately, the interview emphasized that women get less pay and are more flexible. They touched only briefly on the importance of having a balance of men and women in the workplace.
Recent studies in the United States, Great Britain
Here's a powerful way to help people accept change: Let them whine and complain. Encourage the steam to be released in an organized setting. Help people identify what they think they are losing so they can move through it instead of suppress it.
One of the best experiences I had working with organizational change was in my first job at a psychiatric hospital. Whenever a change was decreed, the managers brought
I am attending a marketing workshop. Although there are signs that the economy is at least flattening out if not turning around, the room is still full of negative and scared energy. Obviously, we can't control the story of our lives. Yet we can control the mood of the main character.
When it comes to business, it's the companies that "spend their way out of the recession" who become the champions.
3 Signs of Stress to Watch Out For
The recession has taken an emotional toll on all of us. Watch out for these signs of stress:
I just signed a contract with a major publisher to publish a book for high-achieving women based on my research and the Burden of Greatness.
I'll share pieces of the pages with you as I go along. I know I'll use some of these posts. Please comment whenever you feel the urge when share thoughts with you; I could use your insights.
Thank you for your support.
I just taught a great leadership class in Guatemala. Yes, they were impressed by my credentials and accomplishments and how many listings came up when they Googled my name. In the end, this isn't why I got great scores on the evaluation. It helped to gain their attention. To sustain it, I had to do something else: care about them.
I cared enough to teach them. I cared enough to look
Recently, a very frustrated client complained, “I tried my hardest to help my team. They just don’t get it. I only want them to succeed.”
I know her pain very well as a painful lesson I had to learn. It wasn’t until I fully experienced the power of true coaching that I understood the distinction between serving and fixing those we live and work with.
As a high achiever, we
This blog post is not intended to offend anyone. If your political views differ from mine, please know that I honor your informed choice and love that we live in a country that gives a voice to differing opinions, ideologies, and religious views (though sadly, this seems questionable at times, especially in the last decade). Please post your views even if you disagree. I love an intelligent argument.
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