The Human-Side of Leadership

  I prepared for a career in business by taking management classes, obtaining a management degree and getting a job in management. My education was about me learning the basics of business so that I could be successful. In the early part of my career, I thought that my education and experience allowed me to […] Read moreRead More»

Top 11 SwitchandShift TV Episodes Ever

So far on ExchangeGain TV, we’ve interviewed bestselling authors, CEOs, a presentation coach to the C-Suite with Broadway directing credits, a venture capitalist and inventor, a massively successful Fortune 250 CIO, a teacher whose TED Talk went viral… and we’re just getting started! What do all of these fascinating people have in common? […] Read moreRead More»

Change Your Content Diet: Salty is the New Sticky #socialmedia

  When blogs became popular – back when the internet was only made up of a few hundred thousand websites – the idea of “sticky content” was born. As the number of websites and blogs grew at an exponential rate the demand for eyeballs increased. The goal of the content game became keeping visitors on […] Read moreRead More»

Women’s Corporate Exodus – How Not to Run a Meritocracy

  (Another) Open Letter to Corporate Leadership: Do you run a meritocracy? Does your company promote only the best and brightest? Is your hiring process color- and gender-blind? If you said yes to any of the above, the chances are that your company is none of those things. Why? Because our biases towards hiring white […] Read moreRead More»

Career Limitations for Women: Conquering the Final Frontier.

  A recent survey of top executives revealed that they see self-imposed mindset limitations as the primary challenge to their organizational leadership. I see that all the time in my own coaching work with private clients and when I provide leadership development programs to major corporations. To live your full potential, you have to let […] Read moreRead More»

The Latest in Corporate Bailouts – Women

When I left corporate life, the glass in the ceiling suppressing the advancement of women to the C-suite was beginning to show cracks. That was two decades ago. Today, there’s a venerable list of female executives who have shattered that glass and gone on to illustrious careers as successful CEOs. One might think the likes […] Read moreRead More»

Women On Top – Men and Women Leading Forward Together

  Dateline:  September 2013 the research is in and it is conclusive. Women have an important role to play in organizational development, leadership; and, adding women to the executive suite typically boosts profits!  So what is the problem?  Why are women leaving corporate America?  Why is there a brain, passion and potential drain?  Why is […] Read moreRead More»

The Lack of Power in your Power Suit

Where Are the Women Going? Most don’t exit the workforce. Many choose entrepreneurship. You’re probably familiar with the phenomenal growth in the number of women owned U.S. business, so I won’t belabor the point. If not, you can read more here. Large, successful, well-run companies such as American Express, Deloitte, and Ernst and Young, which […] Read moreRead More»

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