Women Leaders

6 Leadership Lessons from One Curious Tale

Leadership Lessons from Marin Alsop

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.

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6 Tips for Men and Women Who Aspire to the C-Suite

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 [...]

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Full Stop: You’re Searching the Wrong End of the Talent Pool

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.

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Dear CEO: Why You Shouldn’t Have Women on the Board – Not Even One

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.

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Seven Steps for Paving Your Road to the C-Suite

Paving your path to the C-suite

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.

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PARADIGM SHIFT and THE PARADOX of POWER

Emerging global conditions are a flashing neon sign that calls for a PARADIGM SHIFT. Women can and are critical to making this shift. But first we will need to move into power, but there is a careful and paradoxical dance required. Read about the shift and the dance…

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NOWLeadership May Edition: “Why Women?” What He Says

This month we asked men we respect, men who are leaders and early adopters of NOWLeadership (although they may name it differently) to talk about why they believe integrating feminine and masculine is the way forward and why we need women to lead along with men. Every month I think our contributors have created the best-yet issue of NOW. This month it’s really true. Once again.

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Good Reads By About and For Professional Women

Read about and order some of my favorite books about women leaders and women in business.

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Power – How to Build it Over Time & Lose It Overnight

I cut and sharpened my business choppers at a Fortune 50 company where I learned how to grow my credibility and power over time… and how to lose it over night

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NOW Leadership – February Edition

Welcome to February’s Now Leadership Blog Carnival, a short edition for a short month. For the first time ever we are running a contest. More about that later. First meet some of our new contributors. Dorothy Dalton claims she does not write about leadership. We disagree. Read her post Playing without the Queens, and let [...]

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