Why do mentors pay it forward? Where does the desire to mentor come from? Marty Glickman was a mentor extraordinaire whose story sheds light on the answer to that question.Read more »
Women in Leadership
As a leader, there are times when it’s best for you to take a stand, to be certain, to explain and to defend your actions. There are times, however, when it’s best to be curious and explore. These leadership lessons from music director, Marin Alsop, show you when and how.Read more »
We are wrong to pay so little attention to the space in between. The space in between paints beautiful sunsets. The space in between leads to intention.Read more »
Recently, I got to play Oprah in a corporate version of her former show. The audience included women who aspire to the C-Suite, their mentors and sponsors. You too can share in the advice participants valued most. But first.. Welcome to Today’s Show for Women who Aspire to the C-Suite Nora and Elisha are C-suite [...]Read more »
In the final 48 hours before the big mentoring event for women, we made a decision that changed everything. This is how we discovered, almost by accident, the secret formula to getting more men advocating for more women leaders.Read more »
It’s not always helpful for women managers to understand people so well. Sometimes it interferes with getting the job done, particularly when the job involves delivering tough messages. So why do women burn so many emotional calories and how do we stop?Read more »
High potential talent comes in all colors, sizes, ages, and in both genders. Some companies intentionally search diverse areas of the talent pool, but few, if any, explore the place where some of the greatest talent swims, because they don’t know where it is. Discover this secret place, here.Read more »
Once upon a time, there was a mid-size company run by men. It was called The Company. The entire executive team and all board directors at The Company was comprised of men. That seemed just fine, until… One day, for reasons still unknown, but about which I speculate later, the CEO invited a woman onto the board.Read more »
Why is the latest greatest product improvement so often anything but improved? Could it be that reaching for more revenue and higher profits outweighs customer delight? Why hasn’t it occurred to someone, somewhere, that these factors are related?Read more »
Your arrival at the C-suite will not happen by accident, coincidence or luck.
Paving your road to the C-suite
Nor will it result from being smart, accomplished and talented…alone. You have to pave your path, then move along down the road, purposefully and with a plan.
Over the years I’ve had many conversations with clients and non-clients who are, or will soon be, C-suite leaders. If you’d like to know how they get there, read on.