Seven Reasons Being a Mom Helps You Lead Well

No one puts Mom as a job title on their resume. In fact many moms hide their mommy status when interviewing for a new job. They may even strip their resume of relevant volunteer experience that would reveal their motherhood status. Is this wise?… Read More»

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How to Communicate During Times of Stress

All of us experience stress at work; it is how we handle stress that separates leaders from others…. Read More»

needed shifts

4 Needed Shifts in the Traditional Boss-Subordinate Relationship

The Boss-Subordinate relationship is unnatural by design. We sell our power for money. We look to a person we have not chosen (whom we may or may not respect) for affirmation, evaluation, and reward. In order to “succeed” we strive to figure out what will make this guy like us, and adjust our style accordingly. We take every criticism to heart, even when we don’t believe it. We take this already unnatural structure and impose even more awkward performance feedback systems…. Read More»

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Why Leaders Must Say What They Mean

Positioning, spin, strategic ambiguity – why do so many leaders fail to say what they mean?

Leaders worry that if they say what they really mean…

Someone might panic
The truth will leak
Employees will make bad choices
They’ll become disengaged
Spinning the truth has all of those same side effects, only worse. When humans aren’t told the truth, the stories they concoct to fill in the blanks are far more dramatic than the actual scene…. Read More»

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