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3 Conversations To Develop Yourself

“While no single conversation is guaranteed to change the trajectory of a career, a company, a relationship or a life – any single conversation can.” ...
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Leadership Tips: Say It Out Loud

An old adage that I heard often growing up was think before you speak . This is a very valuable saying for me, because I am what you would call a clas...
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Leadership Tips: Face Your Leadership Fears

As a leader, it can be alluring to let fear dictate your decisions. No risk = no failure, and in the short term, that type of thinking might seem easi...
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4 Mistakes Leaders Keep Making

This week’s Friday Resource comes from HBR and features four common mistakes that leaders continue to make. Over the last half century, approaches to ...
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3 Tips for Leaders to Avoid Insanity

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” -Albert Einstein As a leader, have you ever tried to solve the s...
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3 Ways Leaders Can Increase Empathy

This week’s Friday resource comes from Forbes and lists ways leaders can grow in empathy. Research reveals that today’s most successful leaders all ha...
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Attention, Leaders: Strengthen Empathy by Dropping These 4 Words from Your Vocabulary

“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” –Rudyard Kipling Humble, empathic leaders have been found to be the most successful . ...
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One Unconscious Bias is Keeping Women Out of Senior Roles

This week’s Friday resource comes from Business Insider and calls attention to a common bias preventing women from being promoted to leadership roles....
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Leadership Tips: Keep It Simple and Be Direct

I have learned over the years, in both my professional and personal life, that the best way to be direct is to keep it simple. Get to the point and ge...
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7 Empathetic Traits that Exceptional Leaders Share

This week’s Friday resource comes from Entrepreneur and lists seven traits empathetic leaders have in common. When empathy is present in the workplace...
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Leadership Tips: Pay Attention to Your Influence

What effect do you want to have on others when you leave a room or call? This week, you have the opportunity to infinitely inspire others…or do the op...
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How to Be a Leader People Want to Follow

This week’s Friday Resource was originally published by Business Insider and lists seven ways you can become a more inspiring leader. Being in a posit...
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5 Things Managers Say That Leaders Don't

"Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be." –Ralph Waldo Emerson The terms “management” and “leadership” are used ...
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Leadership Tips: Take It Personally

In Fierce Conversations, we believe the phrases “Don’t take this personally” and “Don’t take yourself so seriously” are misguided suggestions. Do take...
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3 Ways to Clear Barriers to Development for Women Leaders

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by The International Public Management Association for Human Resources and shares three ways to c...
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Leadership Tips: Build Your Leaders Up

In our often time-constrained, all-consuming routines as leaders, it can be hard to focus and help others around you. And when I say others, I mean ot...
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Leadership Tips: Ask for Feedback as a Leader

“Asking others for input increases their expectation that you will change in a positive way.” – Joseph Folkman, The Power of Feedback The world is con...
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Why Women Entrepreneurs will be the Economic Force to Reckon with in 2017

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by CNBC and explains why women entrepreneurs will be an economic force to be reckoned with in 201...
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Women Leadership: A Reason, a Caution, and a Bottom Line

On this International Women's Day, I want to celebrate women all around the world. This day makes me reflect on the strong women leaders in my life wh...
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Leadership Tips: Transparency - the Chicken or the Egg?

In leadership, there is a lot of talk about the need for transparency. Transparency builds trusts and loyalty; it makes people feel engaged and breeds...
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Leadership Tips: Connect on a Deeper Level

The holidays tend to bring people together. However, being physically together can be a very different experience than truly connecting. For instance,...
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Leadership Tips: Stop Stalling, It’s Time to Give Back

  When I talk with people in my network, they often say they want to give back more – give their time, their money, their expertise. But…they are...
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Using Emotional Intelligence Is a Woman Leader's Secret Weapon

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Forbes.com and explains why using emotional intelligence is a woman leader’s secret weapon. In...
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Leadership Tips: Build Emotional Capital

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is awareness of yourself and your impact on others around you. EQ allows you to build relationships and drive results. Ken...
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Leadership Tips: Have a Scary Conversation

In the vein of Halloween’s ghosts, gremlins, and other frightening characters, think of something that is equally scary: a conversation you are avoidi...
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