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The Big Impact of the ‘Second Shift’

The Big Impact of the ‘Second Shift’

With Mother’s Day coming up, I wanted to call your attention to some research about the challenges that women and families as a whole face.

 

I was struck by an article that my sister shared with me recently: “Study reveals that women are literally working themselves to death.” The article discusses […]

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Best of the Blog: 4 Qualities All Influential People Share

Best of the Blog: 4 Qualities All Influential People Share

To lead well, you need influence. Over the years, I’ve found that truly influential people have these four things in common.

1. They Demonstrate Credibility

 

This is the big one. Influence starts with credibility. Without it, you can’t effectively influence, no matter what approach you take. If you’re not sure whether […]

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Best of the Blog: Build Resilience in Just 2 Steps

Best of the Blog: Build Resilience in Just 2 Steps

Have you ever caught yourself wondering why you can’t get over a setback, a mistake (yours or someone else’s), a conflict or a big change? Sometimes we easily shrug off frustrations or difficulties. Other times, they really get under our skin. We may stay stuck in frustration even as we […]

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Best of the Blog: How to Communicate Negative Stuff in a Positive Way

Best of the Blog: How to Communicate Negative Stuff in a Positive Way

One of my clients reached out to me recently because he is unhappy with his new job. He hasn’t yet developed a strong relationship with his boss and doesn’t want to come across as whiny. He is struggling with how to have the conversation, especially since he isn’t ready to […]

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4 Key Strategies to Prepare for the Changes Ahead

It’s a brand-new year. Of course, we never know exactly what’s ahead. But I can tell you a couple of things for certain: First, you’ll deal with change in some form in your job this year. But you can still have an impact no matter how much changes if you […]

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Do People Think You Play Favorites?

Do People Think You Play Favorites?

Several of my executive coaching clients have expressed frustration recently that people think they’re playing favorites. They didn’t realize that how — and with whom — they spend their time sends powerful messages.

Leaders often forget they’re in an “invisible spotlight.” Their teams notice their choices, including who gets the most […]

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Leadership Lessons from an Olympic Athlete

Leadership Lessons from an Olympic Athlete

As you may know, I’m a huge supporter of United Way and have been volunteering with this organization for years. At a recent United Way Tocqueville event in Dallas, I had the rare opportunity to hear Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson speak. As he shared what he had learned from […]

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Managing Stress When Work Goes Crazy

Managing Stress When Work Goes Crazy

Over the past few months, I have found myself coaching several leaders facing major transitions and stress. Financial pressure has resulted in one or more rounds of restructuring. With fewer resources, achieving their business targets requires more from leaders who remain. With so much uncertainty in the environment, these leaders […]

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Tap Into the Power of Passion to Create Your Ripple Effect

Tap Into the Power of Passion to Create Your Ripple Effect

I can’t believe it’s been over seven years since I started my business. When I left Deloitte, I was mentally and physically exhausted and knew I needed some space to figure out what was next. I am so grateful for each of my 14 years at that company, which helped […]

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Don’t Miss the Top Posts of 2015

Don’t Miss the Top Posts of 2015

Can you believe 2015 is almost over? Thank you so much for reading our blog posts and sharing your thoughts about them on social media. It’s been a busy year, so I wanted to count down 2015’s most popular posts to make sure you didn’t miss any of these valuable […]

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The High Cost of Not Being Direct

The High Cost of Not Being Direct

As a leader, are you clear with others?

 

Are you sure?

 

I’m always surprised at the number of companies where their culture is to communicate indirectly. A recent survey of 1,000 U.S. workers about communication issues that hamper leadership found something striking: 57 percent of respondents complained that their leaders do not […]

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5 Simple Shifts to Build Your Executive Presence

5 Simple Shifts to Build Your Executive Presence

Whether you’re looking for a job, aiming for a promotion or simply cultivating improving your leadership effectiveness, you need executive presence. People define executive presence in so many ways — but we definitely know it when we see it. Strong executive presence means that you “show up” in a […]

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How to Choose the Right Executive Coach

How to Choose the Right Executive Coach

A key theme I have found with high performers is a thirst for self-development. Throughout your career, you will have a variety of options to boost your professional growth. So what makes sense for you given the investment of time and money? During my 14-year career at Deloitte, I attended […]

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Put Your Passion to Work for You, Not Against You

Put Your Passion to Work for You, Not Against You

Passion motivates us to work hard, to innovate, to drive changes and to accomplish more than we ever thought we could. However, when overused, it can intimidate or drive people away. Is your passion working for or against you?
 
When Passion Pushes Others Away
 
A recent executive coaching client is smart and […]

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Are You Taking the Right Steps to Build Influence?

Are You Taking the Right Steps to Build Influence?

Influence: You know you want more of it, but do you have a plan for building it? Last week, we talked about the different facets of influence, a key leadership skill. I asked you to pay attention to how you’re doing in four areas: credibility, connection to the big picture, […]

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What to Do When Your Boss Skips Feedback

What to Do When Your Boss Skips Feedback

Last week, we talked about how leaders can help a “stuck” employee improve. This week, let’s take a look at the same situation from the employee’s perspective: What can you do when a boss isn’t happy with your work, but isn’t giving you the information and performance feedback you need […]

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Build Your Personal Brand by Claiming the Spotlight

Build Your Personal Brand by Claiming the Spotlight

You’ve heard me make the case for “tastefully tooting your own horn” as a way to build your personal brand. Well, recently, I got a chance to take this to a whole new level for myself – one way outside my comfort zone.

At the tail end of 2014, I found […]

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The Real Way to Get a Raise (Hint: It’s Not Karma)

The Real Way to Get a Raise (Hint: It’s Not Karma)

It’s been almost a month since Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella suggested that women who don’t ask for raises earn “good karma,” and the fallout continues.

Nadella has apologized for the remarks, and now says he was “completely wrong.” I agree! (Listen to one of my radio interviews on the controversy here.)

The […]

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FlyGirl’s Tips to Soar in Your Career

FlyGirl’s Tips to Soar in Your Career

As I mentioned in a past post, I spoke last month at the 2014 Working Mother Media Multicultural Women’s National Conference in New York.

As one of the U.S. Marine Corps’ first African American female pilots and America’s first African American female combat pilot, Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour was one of the […]

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A Busy Summer: Taking Things Up a Notch

A Busy Summer: Taking Things Up a Notch

This summer has been packed with new opportunities to speak and teach about leadership. Here’s a little bit of what I’ve been doing. And stay tuned: There’s another big announcement ahead!

‘Finding Balance’ Interview on CBS11

PepsiCo CEO Indra K. Nooyi sparked a lot of discussion with her remarks during the Aspen […]

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How to Discover Your Resilience

How to Discover Your Resilience

A client I’ve worked with about six months just got some great news: a promotion! I’m very proud of her, especially because she had just gone through an experience that had shaken her confidence. When a new role left her battling self-doubt, we worked together to get her “back to […]

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4 Ways to Lead by Lifting Others

4 Ways to Lead by Lifting Others

This month, our theme is lifting others up. Thinking about the topic made me reflect on what I’ve learned from others recently about inspiration and service. Here are four lessons that stand out.

Make yourself accessible. One of the most meaningful ways you can lift another person is talking her through […]

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Be Bold – Be Unique: The Power of Risks and Relationships – Deborah Gibbins, Chief Financial Officer, Mary Kay Inc.

Be Bold – Be Unique: The Power of Risks and Relationships – Deborah Gibbins, Chief Financial Officer, Mary Kay Inc.

This month, we are looking at how to make your mark by leveraging your unique strengths. Deb Gibbins employs her skills by taking risks and building strong relationships.

Neena Newberry Highlights Deborah Gibbins

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As the chief financial officer at Mary Kay Inc. , Deb oversees the company’s strategic planning and financial growth. […]

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Self-Promotion Isn’t Selfish

Self-Promotion Isn’t Selfish

This month, we’ve been exploring how to be bold about your unique strengths. Part of being bold, of course, is letting others know about those strengths and your accomplishments.

Self-promotion makes some of us uneasy, so I want to debunk some of the negative stereotypes about it you may have.

“Bragging is […]

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Be Bold – Be Unique: Debbie Storey, the Servant Leader

Be Bold – Be Unique: Debbie Storey, the Servant Leader

Continuing our theme this month of “Be Bold – Be Unique,” I’d like to highlight my colleague Debbie Storey. Debbie is senior vice president talent development and chief diversity officer at AT&T. Debbie leads AT&T’s efforts to foster an inclusive workforce and develop diverse talent. She also participated in our […]

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What’s Worked for Me

What’s Worked for Me

Recently, I have done several radio and podcast interviews and have had many mentoring conversations. All of this has forced me to think about what I’ve learned and what’s guided me in my career. Identifying what’s worked for you is the first step toward repeating your successes, because it allows […]

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Focus on What Gives You Energy – Donna Epps, Partner at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP

Focus on What Gives You Energy – Donna Epps, Partner at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP

As part of our Texas Women in Business sponsorship on WBAP/KLIF, we asked Donna Epps to share her insights.  Donna is a partner in the Deloitte Forensic practice of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, the national leader of the Anti-Fraud Consulting group, and Co-Leader of Deloitte’s Governance, Risk and Compliance […]

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How Do You Influence Others?

How Do You Influence Others?

As leaders, we depend on the ability to influence those around us to garner support, drive organizational changes, and execute on our day-to-day responsibilities. If you’ve been feeling less than influential lately, start by evaluating your approach.

The Center for Creative Leadership identifies three tactics for influencing: Head, Heart and Hand.

Head […]

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3 Strategies for Hectic Times

3 Strategies for Hectic Times

We all want to be more effective and efficient in our work. The way to do that isn’t pushing harder; it’s being more strategic. Here are three ideas to try.

Plan for the unplanned.

I often hear people say that they have trouble finding the time to get things done because of […]

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What Legacy Will You Leave?

What Legacy Will You Leave?

I was lucky enough to have known Fritzi Woods, President and CEO of the Women’s Foodservice Forum, who passed away on Sept. 18.

Fritzi brought so much energy and life to everything she touched. We shared a passion for helping women succeed. Only 53 years old, she left behind a […]

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