You Need to Stop Dreaming and Start Achieving Powerful Promotions
26 Jun

You Need to Stop Dreaming and Start Achieving Powerful Promotions

Early in my career at Federated Department Stores it was my dream to lead large teams. But then my bosses told me that I was an introvert, and that I did not possess a leadership personality. They said I should focus my energy and talent elsewhere. You can imagine how devastated that made me feel. […]

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Why Every Senior Executive Leader Needs Coaching to Win
06 Mar

Why Every Senior Executive Leader Needs Coaching to Win

One of the members of the current American Olympic team admitted that despite winning gold in a previous Olympics, he lost interest in the sport. His motivation waned. His head was no longer in the game. I see the same thing happen to high-potential leaders within the competitive corporate arena. It can become difficult to […]

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Leadership Tips: Agree to Disagree
12 Sep

Leadership Tips: Agree to Disagree

Disagreements between family members, colleagues, teammates, and even senior executives are only human. But the way many disagreements unfold is unpleasant and unproductive. That’s why many people shy away from really speaking up when they should. Disagreements are oftentimes healthy and informative, and discussing an issue from differing perspectives can strengthen our bonds of inclusive […]

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Key Leadership Strategies to Deploy Upon Promotion
08 Aug

Key Leadership Strategies to Deploy Upon Promotion

I’m sure you have observed how, at times, someone succeeds at winning a promotion, but then struggles in that position and fails to lead with influence. The strategies that worked in their former position aren’t effective, or the team dynamics lack synergy. They may hunker down in their office, unable to shoulder the new responsibility, […]

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Strategic Leadership Lessons from Beyond
25 Jul

Strategic Leadership Lessons from Beyond

Last fall I was offered a wonderful opportunity to provide leadership training in Tokyo. But I also decided to take some time off and spend three glorious weeks touring Japan. Here are a few leadership insights gathered along my journey through this ancient, tranquil land. Japan has so much to teach and share, including keen […]

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Was Your Last Leadership Promotion Actually Your Final Career Opportunity
21 Mar

Was Your Last Leadership Promotion Actually Your Final Career Opportunity

The higher you rise in the ranks, the faster life comes at you…and the quicker it can pass you by. I have seen lots of leaders who awaited their big promotion for years. Then they got it, sure they were in the fast lane to bigger and better responsibilities. But before they had even taken […]

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Dramatically Boost Executive Leadership Presence
14 Mar

Dramatically Boost Executive Leadership Presence

All leaders want to improve their executive presence skills…and that is what their companies want, too. From my experience, speaking almost daily to senior decision makers, I know that boosting your executive presence can completely overhaul your career…and open doors for you all the way to the top. Executive presence, when it is genuine, makes […]

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Leadership Presence Keys to Supercharge Your Career
23 Feb

Leadership Presence Keys to Supercharge Your Career

I have spent my entire career coaching, consulting, and speaking in order to enhance the value of leaders through intentional cultivation of their executive presence. Even before “EP” became a buzzword, I had helped hundreds of leaders leverage it for greater success. But many consultants focus only one or two elements of executive presence, which […]

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