leadership qualities

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 [...]

2017-12-11T11:37:12-06:00By |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 [...]

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 [...]

2017-08-22T22:42:23-05:00By |Leadership|

Boosting Your Resilience: Video Tip

The most successful people almost always exhibit resilience in dealing with life’s curveballs. In this video, Sara shares valuable tips to help you boost your ability to bounce back and remain agile despite adversity. By working to become more resilient, you’ll position yourself as a smart leader who is ready to handle whatever comes your [...]

Conveying Executive Presence: Video Tip

Certain leaders just seem to have that “Business X Factor”—something that propels them to the top of an organization almost effortlessly. Opportunities emerge. The big interview happens. Doors open. Advancement occurs on a fast track. Some people refer to this intangible, success-attracting quality as executive presence. What is it exactly? And how can you incorporate [...]

You and Next-Level Leadership: Video Tip

How does your manager describe you? Words like action oriented, dependable, driven, and collaborative are all admirable. But to demonstrate you’re ready for next-level leadership, you need words like strategic, innovative, influential and resilient. It might seem like a subtle shift, but the potential impact on your career can be enormous. Know someone [...]