To Boost Your Career, Dramatically Boost Leadership Growth
12 Mar

To Boost Your Career, Dramatically Boost Leadership Growth

When I’m working with a senior-level client that I’m grooming to achieve a Predictable Promotion®, we start with personal growth. You have to rid yourself of old burdens and baggage in the form of belief systems that hold you back. Those aren’t apparent to us, otherwise we’d have fixed them long ago. But as the […]

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To Boost Productivity & Profit, Lead Organizational Culture
05 Feb

To Boost Productivity & Profit, Lead Organizational Culture

Whether we want to admit it or not, company culture does matter. It seeps into the hearts and minds of everyone on your team, to become an essential component of your organizational DNA. I learned about company culture, and its unwritten rules, while still in college. I was working an internship for Ashland Chemical, as […]

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Leadership Integrity Matters Immensely
11 Sep

Leadership Integrity Matters Immensely

Recently I was working with a high-level client and I provided him with a 360 review. I personally interviewed his employees, colleagues, and senior management to get an honest perspective on his leadership skills.  At the end of a dozen interviews, I observed some revealing common threads that were woven into everyone’s perception of him. […]

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Expertly Manage Colleagues for New Leadership Promotion Success
24 Apr

Expertly Manage Colleagues for New Leadership Promotion Success

Many of my corporate and private coaching clients receive internal promotions and are super-excited about the opportunity to lead at a higher level. But they may now be managing people who used to be viewed as equals, peers, and competitors. That has the potential to become a sensitive situation, especially during your transition. If you […]

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Boost Valuable Leadership Brand During Performance Reviews
09 Jan

Boost Valuable Leadership Brand During Performance Reviews

As many organizations begin closing out the fiscal year, leaders will be asked to write a performance recap. This is a great opportunity for you to proactively showcase your accomplishments and elevate your leadership brand. Boast about your team, and how it contributed to the organization. Engage in a meaningful dialogue with your boss about […]

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Surround Yourself with Who You Want to Be
18 Jun

Surround Yourself with Who You Want to Be

  Listen to the podcast       One of the simplest but most often overlooked leadership success strategies is to surround yourself with winners. As Joel Osteen said, you cannot hang out with chickens and expect to soar with the eagles. Choose Wisely to Gain Wisdom Life is a team sport, and choosing the […]

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26 Aug

Sarah’s Take on the EP Buzz Within Corporate America

  For years I’ve worked with many multi-national corporations to offer professional development seminars and private executive presence coaching, and the experience teaches me a great deal. I have learned a lot within the past few months, too, as more and more companies and leaders are appreciating the importance of executive presence. Substance vs. Superficiality […]

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07 Jul

Executive Presence: A Learnable Skill You Must Not Underestimate!

  As pointed out in an article from Business Insider, executive presence is ranked as a top attribute sought after by organizations looking for first-class leadership. The article cited research conducted by the Gartner firm that ranked executive presence #2 on a list of the top 20 leadership traits that make a difference. Technology skills […]

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01 Jul

Supercharge Your HR Career

  I was inspired to write this blog post after attending the recent SHRM-Atlanta Conference 2014 where I heard Tom Darrow, SPHR from Talent Connections, speak to a standing-room-only audience. His topic was Managing Your Career in HR, and his presentation reminded me of the early years of my career with Federated Department Stores, when […]

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24 Jun

Illuminate Your Executive Presence Blind Spots

  Around this time of year luxury automobile brands begin to roll out previews of next year’s models, touting their innovations and amenities. One of the features getting attention these days is technology that helps identify other vehicles that may be hidden in your blind spot. Automotive engineers have figured out ways to use radar […]

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