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The 3 "C"-crets to Sticky Leadership Cultivation

If you’re reading this post, you’ve probably sat through some level of leadership “training” in your professional life – somewhere between one and one hundred seminars, webinars, classes, workshops and/or talks focused on a set of generally recognized leadership traits. 1,379 more words


Fiddle-dee-dee! What Scarlett O'Hara Teaches Us about Authenticity

Most executives I speak to believe their organizations could do a better job communicating with their customers, shareholders, talent or just with each other. All too often, however, C-suite professionals respond to corporate communications the same way that… 787 more words


Why Your Family Vacation Might Look Different This Summer

As the summer holiday rolls on and the Fourth of July approaches, you, like myself and many of my colleagues, may be planning a family vacation with the kids to the land of perpetual mayhem – theme parks. 605 more words

Business Planning

Leading Through Tragedy - Part 1

Tragedy is a part of the human experience: we can’t escape it and as leaders we get one chance to get that right. Whether that tragedy is the loss of a co-worker to an untimely death, a teammate with a life threatening disease, or the loss of an employee’s family member, leaders have to be ready to step up and guide their teams through the trauma of those events. 526 more words

Practical Leadership

Which Came First, the Culture or the Leader?

In preparation for an ongoing executive leadership class I teach, I was reviewing some contemporary magazine articles on organizational leadership in the private sector. Basically, I was looking for some compelling illustrations of how leaders impact the pillars of an organization’s success. 626 more words


Rubio's "Obama Problem"

Politico had a really interesting article on Marco Rubio the other day. It said he had “an Obama problem”. Well, that peaked my interest, so I decided to delve further. 536 more words


Women Leaders Can Pay it Forward By Providing Pathways to Leadership

Update: Congratulations to Melissa Merritt for joining the Women’s Funding Alliance Board on June 16, 2015. She is excited to continue to contribute to equal equality in the workplace as a board member of WFA. 636 more words