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Why International Women’s Day Matters

In case you haven’t heard, today is International Women’s Day—a day of celebration honoring the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world since 1911. We’re fortunate to live at a time in history when efforts like this shine a spotlight on the incredible and diverse accomplishments made by women in so [...]

2019-03-08T10:34:51+00:00By |Current Affairs|

Why Leaders Need to “KonMari” their To-Do Lists

This year, Netflix released a wildly popular new program called Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. In the series, Japanese organization expert Marie Kondo visits the clutter-heavy homes of selected American families and helps them tidy up using her now-famous KonMari method. The springboard for this media sensation was Kondo’s worldwide best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic [...]

5 Things Yoga Can Teach Us About Leadership

I've noticed something lately during my time on the yoga mat. My yoga practice isn’t just enhancing my mental and physical health; it’s also highlighted some interesting parallels that map to essential leadership concepts. I suppose that makes sense, considering yoga has been a path to self-realization and enlightenment for thousands of years. A yoga [...]

2018-05-10T15:42:23+00:00By |Leadership|

How Leaders Can Influence Company Culture

Leaders have a powerful influence on an organization’s culture. They set the tone for how employees perceive their work experience, so leadership and culture go hand in hand. In many ways, leaders’ success depends on their ability to help shape and uphold organizational culture. That’s a formidable task—and one that requires selflessness, conviction and strong [...]

2017-12-11T11:37:12+00:00By |Leadership|

Tackling the Transition from Tech Expert to Manager

Today, technology has seeped into every crevice of our organizations, from manufacturing, operations, marketing, and beyond. That explains why technical professionals play such an essential role in their companies’ success. While some tech experts prefer to continue as strong individual contributors or follow the domain expertise path, others will be recognized for their outstanding value [...]

Common Career Traps of Top Performers

In every organization, we can spot those individuals with stellar performance who seem to be rocketing to the top, untouched by the usual obstacles and bureaucratic red tape. But, take it from me, things aren’t always as they seem from the outside. I’ve spent twenty years working with these high achievers and success-oriented individuals, and [...]

2018-06-28T17:21:18+00:00By |High Potentials|

Often Missing from Conversations about Diversity and Inclusion: Cognitive Diversity

I don’t typically write or comment on issues of diversity and inclusion. But an often-overlooked aspect of the topic — cognitive diversity — is starting to come into the spotlight, and I have some insights on it because of the focus of my work. In my experience, I've seen that companies produce the best results and [...]

The Common Denominator for LinkedIn’s Top Companies

Yesterday LinkedIn released the latest version of its Annual Top Companies List, highlighting the organizations where professionals most want to work. As I read through the information, I was struck by a key commonality across each of the honorees. They are all boundary-stretching, envelope-pushing, fresh-thinking companies. Not just innovative, but innovative on steroids. We can [...]

2017-08-22T22:42:23+00:00By |Leadership|