Next-Level Leadership Attribute #5: Executive

We see it happen in so many companies. Five or six mid-level managers all have about the same credentials and experience, but only a few of them seem to get more attention. And better projects. And greater opportunities. And the coveted promotions. On paper, these leaders look very similar. In reality, only a few of [...]

Next-Level Leadership Attribute #4: Influential

This is part of a series about the attributes and behaviors of professionals who have elevated their leadership impact and reached the next level of success. To read previous posts about next-level leadership, please click here. Her frustration was clearly visible. I was meeting with a coaching client, and she described the progress she had [...]

Next-Level Leadership Attribute #3: Strategic

This is part of a series about the attributes and behaviors of professionals who have elevated their leadership impact and reached the next level of success. To read previous posts about next-level leadership, please click here. In my coaching sessions with leaders and high-potentials, I frequently hear comments like this: “My VP has asked me [...]

Next Level Leadership Attribute #2: Resilient

This is part of a series about the attributes and behaviors of professionals who have elevated their leadership impact and reached the next level of success. To read previous posts about next-level leadership, please click here. Today’s global economy calls for some serious staying power. Consider the diverse obstacles facing corporate employees: cost cutting, downsizing, [...]

Next-Level Leadership Attribute #1: Innovative

This blog is part of a series profiling the key attributes of professionals who have elevated their leadership impact. Organizations that want to remain competitive are constantly looking to innovate and evolve. The burden of meeting that necessary yet frustrating goal falls on teams and individuals, so next-level leaders successfully weave innovation into the fabric [...]

Improve Your Impact; Improve Your Career

Last month, I had the privilege of delivering a keynote speech to 500 incredibly talented professionals at Working Mother Media’s annual Multicultural Women’s National Conference in New York City. As I took the stage on the first morning and began to share my story, I was struck by the remarkable vibe in the room. These [...]

Driving Our Careers: Why we can’t wait for employers to take the wheel

As I travel across the country speaking to management groups and meeting with operations leaders, I am consistently seeing a common problem. While companies fully recognize that reaching their goals and being successful is dependent on quality leadership, the vast majority of them struggle to make that a priority. They simply don’t have the time, [...]

Changing Because You Want To: Part 2

Here is Part 2 from my guest blogger Elizabeth Gibson. Elizabeth is a prolific writer, speaker and business psychologist, who uses her behavioral sciences acumen to help individuals and organizations transform for bottom-line business results. She uses the framework she describes below with her business clients and for large scale organizational change, such as the [...]