Leadership

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Infusion of the Feminine Element in the American Workplace

“Nothing, arguably, is as important in the political economy of development as an adequate recognition of political, economic,and social participation, and leadership of women.” – Nobel Prize laureate economist Amartya Sen I just finished reading Why Women Should Rule the World by Dee Dee Myers. Although this New York...

Visioning – create and take action

Some consider visioning to be a fluff exercise rather than an effective personal or business development strategy. After all – in both our personal and business lives – we spend the majority of our time working ‘in it,’ rather than ‘on it.’ However, dedicating time...

Stepping Stones to Discovery

I'm pleased to be co-presenting a workshop with Liz Summers, my good friend, colleague, and President of Advancing Leadership Consulting. She is one of the most wicked smart and talented business women I've had the pleasure of knowing and working with – which makes her...

Acknowledgment

During a staff meeting one day, one of my employees passed out paper bags – the kind you packed your lunch in as a kid. She sat a big box in the middle of the table and lifted the lid. Inside, it was filled with...

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Powerful Questions

I’ve been thinking a lot about powerful questions lately. And how the potency lies in their simplicity and delivery. In coaching, the power of a direct, concise, well-timed question evokes reflection and propels a client toward self-discovery and transformation. You know you’ve ‘got one’ when a...

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Leadership Genesis

Do you recall your first formal leadership development experience? My first experience was in 2000 – I was sponsored by a local foundation to participate in the Leadership Development Program at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). I was 30, and I had been working for...

What is Leadership

(A guest blog post by: Michael Wilkerson, Assistant Professor of Arts Management at American University. As posted on the American’s for the Arts ArtsBlog at http://blog.artsusa.org/2011/02/25/what-is-leadership-an-eals-blog/) Leadership. As someone who loves to lecture (sorry, students), even my own eyes glaze over at the word. Go to...