2011

Women's Leadership Exchange

Two Women Leaders from Different Worlds Face-Off

Women's Leadership Exchange

Dark clouds threatened as I entered the Rubin Museum in New York City on June first to hear two icons from two very different worlds –Gloria Steinem, the writer, activist and leader of the feminist movement, and Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, who at the age of 20 became one of the first westerners to be ordained as a Buddhist Nun. In 2000, she started the first Buddhist Nunnery for girls.

Paying Homage to a Great Female Leader Who, By the Way, Was a Physician

Women's Leadership Exchange

Bernadine Healy was determined, independent and driven to make a difference. She could have had a nice cardiology practice but instead she chose to take on the establishment in at least two of her most important roles. The first was as the first woman to lead the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from 1991-93, and second, as the first physician to lead the America Red Cross. WLE is saddened by the loss of this great woman, who passed away August 6th, at the young age of 67 from brain cancer.

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If You Don't Ask. Getting the Business Help You Need By Judy Katz

Women's Leadership Exchange

My sweet little grandmother used to advise me all the time, 'Judy darling, remember: If you don't ask, you don't get.'. For too many years I did not take Grandma's sage advice. Building my business, I was busy being all things to a small group of people (clients, family, friends) and some things to a larger group of people (everyone else), with little left for myself. Admitting that I couldn't handle everything myself? Not this juggling fool.

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Authenticity: How Women (and Men) Can Win in 2.0 Business World

Women's Leadership Exchange

I had the pleasure of speaking at the informative Bubble2Boardroom Conference in NYC last week - produced by top career development coach Dani Ticktin Koplik and held in the rather stodgy NY Athletic Club. The Club, which used to be "men only", has not only opened its doors to allow women, but seems to have 'slightly' loosened the reins on its strict rules. When a historic club like NYAC shows flexibility, it's a sign that the business world is changing. I say this from experience.

Wear Red Feb. 4 - Show Your Colors!

Women's Leadership Exchange

Color sends a powerful message, especially when used in marketing or promoting ideas, products or services. Be aware that those Crayolas of childhood can be a weapon or a magic wand…predisposing us to accept or reject the messenger. The color RED is particularly strong in sending messages. Symbolically, it can communicate many things and many conflicting ideas. I think of RED as the leadership color, but that can be good or bad.

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The Magic of Steve Jobs

Women's Leadership Exchange

Does Steve Jobs have a magic wand? With the news that Steve Jobs is stepping down as APPLE CEO, journalists and business bloggers, like me, are commenting in droves about the magic he created at APPLE. It does seem like Jobs has supernatural powers to be able transform an entrepreneurial venture into the number one brand in the world, producing products that have changed our lives dramatically.

Authenticity: How Women (and Men) Can Win in 2.0 Business World

Women's Leadership Exchange

I had the pleasure of speaking at the informative Bubble2Boardroom Conference in NYC last week - produced by top career development coach Dani Ticktin Koplik and held in the rather stodgy NY Athletic Club. The Club, which used to be "men only", has not only opened its doors to allow women, but seems to have 'slightly' loosened the reins on its strict rules. When a historic club like NYAC shows flexibility, it's a sign that the business world is changing. I say this from experience.

The Party is Just Starting for UN Women

Women's Leadership Exchange

The launch of UN Women in the UN General Assembly Hall this week, February 24th, felt like a celebration. There was indeed a reason to celebrate. Who wouldn’t celebrate the vision set forth by the United Nations for global gender equality and the empowerment of women. The leaders and celebrities participating in the program were impressive.

Leading with Character by Leading from Within

C-Level Strategies

There is no escaping the fact that when we show up for work and for our leadership roles, we bring the entirety of ourselves to the table.

The Introvert’s Guide to Getting Noticed in Business

C-Level Strategies

If there is one area where I think extraverts actually do have a leg-up on introverts in business it’s this: they are much more comfortable being visible and attracting attention.

4 Ways to Use Your Blog to Land a New Job or Client

C-Level Strategies

By Lisa Petrilli. Assuming that your blog is a genuine reflection of who you are personally and professionally, it can be a valuable tool when seeking a new position or the opportunity to work with a new client

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Leadership & Influence

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. You cannot be a effective leader without influence. Let me make this as simple as I can – if you’re a leader, influence needs to be a competency.

Innovation Creates Uncertainty

Leading Blog

We don’t like uncertainty. It’s not comfortable. We want innovation. We like creativity. It’s engaging. But innovation creates uncertainty. So while we say we want creativity and innovation we often reject it because it is new, different and risky.

How to Discover Your True Path in Life

C-Level Strategies

We were all moved, and many of us shaken, by the loss of Steve Jobs last week. He inspired us with his vision, his passion for his work and his creative genius. We cheered him when he battled back from being fired at Apple.

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Gratitude in Leadership: When Gratefulness Fuels Giving

C-Level Strategies

My first real experience with leadership was in college when I was named Vice-President of the Indiana University Student Foundation , the largest student foundation in the country.

The Accidental Leader Who Changes the World

C-Level Strategies

Today is President’s Day, a day in which I always reflect back on the birth of our country. I know I’ve mentioned it before but I was born in Boston and spent my early years there, with many a weekend or summer day spent exploring the Freedom Trail.

The Top 10 Things Leaders Should Hear From Their Teammates

Terry Starbucker

All leaders need to get good and consistent verbal feedback from their teammates, but there are what I consider to be the “Golden 10″ pieces of feedback that we really need to be getting to ratify our effectiveness (and our approach to greatness).

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Leadership, Vision and a New Birth of Freedom

C-Level Strategies

In my recent post entitled, “ Leadership Guiding Principles of a Successful CEO ,&# I shared with you how one very successful CEO makes the book, “ Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times &# required reading for every member of his Leadership Development Team.

7 Random Pieces of Advice for the Younger Leader

Ron Edmondson

I love working with younger leaders. It keeps me young and it helps to know I’m investing in something and someone who will likely last beyond my lifetime. I want to share some things I’ve learned from experience. Some of it hard experiences.

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Leading Gen Y: the Secrets Every Leader Must Learn

C-Level Strategies

I am extremely fortunate to be able to call Greg Hartle a friend. I met him on Twitter when he began participating in Leadership Chat , sharing genuinely insightful tidbits of wisdom in 140 characters; wisdom that seemed beyond his years.

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Leaders Share Their Biggest “Follower Challenges”

C-Level Strategies

February 2, 2011 by Lisa Petrilli. Last night's #LeadershipChat on Twitter revolved around the topic of The Difficult Follower and how to lead them. Toward the end of the evening I asked the LeadershipChat community, “As leaders

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19 Revealing CEO Leadership Quotes

C-Level Strategies

Yesterday I shared with you 10 Insightful Social Media Quotes from Smart CEOs , which were reflective of the social media conversation that we had at our most recent CEO Connection event in New York City.

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3 Ways to Be a Positive Leader

Leading Blog

This is a guest post by best-selling author and speaker, Jon Gordon about the value of developing positive relationships with the people you lead.

12 Killers of Good Leadership

Ron Edmondson

Top 5 Signs Of A Toxic Culture

The Leadership Advisor

If you saw green glowing ooze with a nasty vapor rising from it, how close would you get? You wouldn’t find me within a thousand feet of it, depending on the direction of the wind. I think most folks would feel the same way.

10 Insightful Social Media Quotes from Smart CEOs

C-Level Strategies

I’m quite fortunate to be part of the team at CEO Connection , working closely with our CEO members on a daily basis as Chief Relationship Officer.

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10 Secrets of Many Senior Pastors

Ron Edmondson

I get to hang out and know many senior pastors. I have a great heart for them and understand, firsthand, some of the pressures, frustrations and joys, which are unique to the role of a senior pastor.

How to Open Yourself Up to Receiving Abundance

C-Level Strategies

Tuesday night in Leadership Chat as we talked about how great leaders affect work-life balance , we touched on the concept of “lack.&#.

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Should Leaders Bring Feelings and Passion to Work?

C-Level Strategies

There are probably as many ways to answer this question as there are professionals on this planet.

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Three Steps to Create a Vision for 2012

C-Level Strategies

If you want to be a purveyor of visionary leadership in 2012 you must start by creating a vision for 2012.

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10 Essential Steps To Leadership Excellence

Terry Starbucker

Every successful leader gets this question posed to them at one time or another: “How did you do it?”

Leadership Lessons from a Heroic Black Hawk Down Army Ranger

C-Level Strategies

There have been very few times when I have wanted to write about something that has moved me to my core, but have been unsure of how to even begin. This is one of those times. You see, I’m not quite sure how to convey to you just how deeply the new book, “ Get It On!

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7 Actions While Waiting on God

Ron Edmondson

Ann Handley’s Secrets to Successfully Leading Virtual Teams

C-Level Strategies

Leadership Chat is coming up on its one-year anniversary, and in this time Steve Woodruff and I have yet to tackle the topic of Leading Virtual Teams.

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The Hidden Power of Your Leadership to Create Raving Fans

C-Level Strategies

This week on Leadership Chat author Becky Carroll will be talking about leadership lessons from her new book, “ The Hidden Power of Your Customers.&#.

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My Hardest Advice for Young Leaders

Ron Edmondson

Recently I wrote a post entitled “ 7 Random Pieces of Advice for Younger Leaders “ It’s received a fair amount of positive attention, so I thought I should share one more…at least for now. It’s actually the hardest piece of advice I have for this generation of young leaders.

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Visionary Leadership: the Critical Difference Between Vision and Goals

C-Level Strategies

I continue to meet leaders that confuse the concept of having a vision with setting goals. Our conversations sound a bit like this: Lisa – “So tell me about your vision for the company.&#.

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Visionary Leadership: The Difference between Vision and Purpose

C-Level Strategies

As you might expect for a blog passionate about Visionary Leadership, I’ve heretofore tackled the business-altering difference between vision and mission , and the critical difference between vision and goals.

How Introverts Can Succeed in Business and Leadership

C-Level Strategies

I learned very early in my career that the way I led was different from my extraverted colleagues. I came to understand that if I wanted to receive top assignments, get promoted, and garner support for my ideas I needed to approach the challenges of business and leadership in a uniquely savvy way.

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A Secret Your Husband Keeps…But Needs You to Know

Ron Edmondson

Ladies, here’s a secret your husband probably won’t share…. He needs your unconditional respect…in fact…he needs you to be his biggest fan…. Your support feeds his God-given ego….

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