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Download my GIFT to you today: Show Up. Step Up. Step Out

Download my GIFT to you today: Show Up. Step Up. Step Out

In honor of Read Tuesday, get a FREE Kindle version of my new book: Show Up. Step Up. Step Out. Leadership Through a New Lens endorsed by Colleen Barrett, president emeritus of Southwest Airlines

 “I think Neena hit a home run with this book, and I hope you will […]

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Did You Get The Right Work Done This Year?

Did You Get The Right Work Done This Year?

Wow, this was a busy year full of change, new projects and challenges. In the midst of the flurry, did you get the right work done? We all know that 80 percent of your results come from 20 percent of your effort.  So, how well did you invest your time […]

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Are You Ready to Be “On Your Way”?

Are You Ready to Be “On Your Way”?

Do you ever feel like you are “this far” from really achieving success in your career? Are you ready to close the gap and take it up a notch in 2014?

Then consider investing in your professional development and growth with the WOW! Women On the Way to Peak Performance Program. […]

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The Power of Clarity

The Power of Clarity

I recently bought a house and feel like the past eight weeks have been all about choosing paint, texture, tile, granite, and bathroom fixtures. For those of you who know me well, you know this doesn’t fit my definition of fun. In the spirit of full disclosure, I have to […]

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Recharge and Renew

Recharge and Renew

As I think about my own summer and the flurry of activity I see my clients immersed in, I want to give you three simple tips to help you recharge and renew.

1. Notice your mindset

Pay attention to what you tell yourself each day. Everything begins with your mindset. Do your […]

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Lessons from Nicaragua

Lessons from Nicaragua

In late March, I took a trip to Nicaragua after a personally challenging month. As we drove to the airport through the rough roads of this beautiful but impoverished country, I thought about my experience. Two things emerged for me that may serve as valuable reminders for you.

1. Attitude

As I […]

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Enjoy the Journey

Enjoy the Journey

Last week, I facilitated a leadership program in California. One of the speakers talked about how easily we can fall into the trap of moving from one thing to the next without taking the time to think about or enjoy the journey to get there. As I have coached high […]

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Do You Know What Really Differentiates You?

Do You Know What Really Differentiates You?

As I have coached high performing leaders over the years, I can’t help but notice some common themes. As they move up the ladder, sometimes they take for granted how hard it would be for someone to fill their shoes. Or they underestimate the value of their perspective, one that […]

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Tastefully Tooting Your Own Horn

Tastefully Tooting Your Own Horn

Over the past three years, my most requested presentation has been Tastefully Tooting Your Own Horn. It may surprise you to know that individuals at all levels of organizations struggle with self-promotion. Many find self-promotion draining and difficult but absolutely essential – yes, a necessary evil.

I don’t like it any […]

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Do You Have Mentors or Sponsors?

Whether you’re a man or a woman, you’ve probably heard time and again how important it is to have at least one strong mentor to guide you and help you develop the skills necessary to get to the next level in your career. Most large companies even offer formal or […]

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Are You Taking Your Skills and Experience for Granted?

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a proposal for a multi-billion dollar company seeking to develop its top leaders. Of course, the minute I hit “send,” I realized I had omitted a really important fact about my experience – to the point where it grossly understated my qualifications. In […]

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Setting Yourself Up for Success in a Negotiation

Two weeks ago, I presented at the Women’s Global Leadership Conference in Energy & Technology in Houston. The topic was How to successfully negotiate for a raise – How to get past your dread, develop a win/win approach, and negotiate for what you want.

In this article, I have broadened my […]

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What Kind of Leader Are You?

When was the last time you really thought about your brand as a leader? If you’re like most, you probably haven’t given it much, if any, thought. When I coach high performing managers and leaders, leadership brand comes up time and again – because being deliberate about assessing and developing […]

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What’s Getting in the Way of Your Success?

As you know, I specialize in working with high performing managers and leaders (especially women) to help them get even better results. So, the people I work with are typically very talented, have done well in their careers, and are striving for more.

As they move up the corporate ladder, the […]

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Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman

Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman

I just read Play Like A Man, Win Like a Woman by Gail Evans, a senior executive at CNN. Because I specialize in working with high achieving women, the challenges she highlighted were all too familiar. I thought I’d share four pieces of advice that may be a valuable reminder […]

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