Creating a Mentoring Program to Move More Women into Leadership Roles

The need for formal mentoring programs in today’s organizations is becoming more pronounced. To be successful in today’s ever-changing business environment, companies must constantly evolve. Research indicates that having a diverse workforce produces greater innovation and boosts the bottom line. Such diversity includes women, yet many women find it difficult to move into leadership roles. …

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Are Women Business Leaders Still Pursuing Superwoman Status?

We know that women business leaders are changing their perspectives about trying to have it all.  Are they still trying to be a Superwoman where they hold down a successful job, take care of home and family, and still have time to volunteer in community activities?  The answer from our research is a modified “yes.” …

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Expanding Gender Equity in the Workplace

There is much talk about expanding gender equality in the workplace, but the more relevant discussion should focus on expanding gender equity in the workforce.  What’s the difference between equality and equity?  When we speak of equality, we are assuming that everyone starts with the same abilities and encounters the same barriers.  Such an assumption …

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How to Be the Explainer-In-Chief of Your Company

There are many hats that a successful leader wears including being a visionary and being an explainer-in-chief.  If the leader can clearly communicate the organization’s vision that inspires its members, the execution of the plan becomes easier to complete. President Obama coined the term, explainer-in-chief to refer to Bill Clinton and the way in which …

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The Importance of Building Trust in Your Organization

Trust is about keeping your word and honoring your commitments.  Trust is about being authentic and being honest in your actions.  Seems simple enough.  Yet, building trust can be elusive for many organizational cultures.  In an organization, the lack of trust among leadership and employees can lead to the company’s demise.  In the article, Importance …

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Strategies for Scaling a Business Have Changed

If you listen to many business advisers today, you’ll find they offer lots of advice about scaling a business which means to expand the business operations to handle increased capacity of sales. However, much of what they say no longer seems to produce the results you are looking for. In other words, what they are …

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Building an Inclusive Business

Today, building an inclusive business environment is a core principle for any leader who wants to create a strong, competitive organization.  An inclusive business provides respect and value for every employee regardless of nationality, race, gender, religion or sexual orientation. Inclusion is the deliberate act of welcoming diversity in an environment where everyone’s voice can …

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Finding Your Leader Within

Is there a leader within each of us?  It’s a question worthy of investigation for anyone who works with people—teachers, parents, business professionals, volunteers.  Yes, there have been volumes written about leadership and leadership style.  However, learning how to be the leader within has been elusive.  Instead we learn how to describe leadership traits and …

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