Why An Executive Leadership Role Isn’t Worth the Sacrifice

In large corporations, women continue to be under-represented in executive leadership roles, with many self-selecting out of the running for these jobs by mid-career. What can we learn from this continuing trend? Could it be a call to re-evaluate the corporate culture and potentially even how businesses are managed? The dominant paradigm of today is […] Read moreRead More»

4 Culture Elements to Increase the Number of Women Executives

In yesterday’s post I raised the possibility that the number of women in C-level leadership positions may be lower because many women define success differently and therefore may not aspire to these roles. My premise was women tend to desire a multi-dimensional life, which is difficult, if not impossible, to attain as a C-suite executive […] Read moreRead More»

Leadership Is a Social Business

Somewhere along the line, leadership forgot who it was leading. Leaders are often selected based on their business acumen and “results,” – not necessarily their ability to lead people. Unfortunately, the ability to produce results as an individual does not always scale to effectively lead others. In addition, leadership development has evolved to focus on […] Read moreRead More»

The Container Store: A Culture Organized for Inspired Employees

“From Day 1 I felt valued, empowered and trusted.” This is a pretty impactful statement for any employee to make. However when you consider that this is the reflection of an employee starting a job as a seasonal cashier, it’s not a surprise to learn that her company just celebrated its 14th year on Fortune […] Read moreRead More»

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