Leadership Keys to Confidence
27 Mar

Leadership Keys to Confidence

In February I was asked to speak at a Fortune 500 company on the topic of “5 Keys to Confidence.” While some people think that high-level leaders already have plenty of confidence, that’s a myth. I constantly meet with VPs and SVPs and even CEOs who confide in me that they lack genuine confidence. But […]

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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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Are You Increasing Your Credibility Meter?
29 Nov

Are You Increasing Your Credibility Meter?

One of the things I hear all the time, from those who make high-level leadership position promotion selections, is that their candidates are capable, but not 100% credible. They lack the depth expected of them in those top roles. As one senior executive told me, “Sarah, I don’t just need them to be ready to […]

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Are You Ready To Toot Your Leadership Horn?
23 Aug

Are You Ready To Toot Your Leadership Horn?

Most people I’m hired to coach are humble enough that they don’t focus on their own accomplishments, and I respect that. But as a leader it is important to support those you lead in their careers with pride and enthusiasm. The fringe benefit, of course, is that you get credit for their achievements, so embrace […]

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17 Dec

Your S-Factor: Sociability Adds Executive Presence & Leadership Value

  You may be brilliant in the core competencies your company wants and needs. But to make it to the summit of your profession you have to always look for the invisible challenges to your career – the obstacles hidden in your blind spots. Sociability is one the most important executive skills that adds leadership […]

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27 Feb

The Physics of Executive Presence: The higher you rise the more gravity you need

  Although it may same contradictory, the higher you go in terms of corporate leadership, the more you need to be rooted and grounded. Otherwise it is easy to lose that precious work/life balance that is needed in order to nurture yourself, inspire your teams, and stay clear and focused regardless of the challenges and […]

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How to Nail a C-Suite Promotion
13 Dec

How to Nail a C-Suite Promotion

My Predictable Promotion advice was recently included in an article in the U.S. News & World Report “Money and Careers” section. The reporter who interviewed me was particularly interested in my insights regarding how to prepare for a leadership promotion. Despite high unemployment and a contracted business environment, organizations are eagerly hiring and promoting qualified […]

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