Executive Presence: A Learnable Skill You Must Not Underestimate!

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July 7, 2014
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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Supercharge Your HR Career

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July 1, 2014
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 I…

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Illuminate Your Executive Presence Blind Spots

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June 24, 2014
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 to…

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Getting Real About Career Success

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June 10, 2014
Getting Real About Career Success

A few years back I was asked by a large corporation to coach one of their up-and-coming executives so she would be ready to step into a bigger leadership role. At first she was very excited about the opportunity. We mapped out a strategy for defining her brand and aligning it with her company’s brand…

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Are you a Reactive or Proactive Leader?

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May 20, 2014
Are you a Reactive or Proactive Leader?

Reactivity is one of the most difficult but most common challenges faced by those who have the qualities of a natural leader. What I mean by REACTION is that they act from a place of spontaneous emotion. More effective leaders will instead weigh the situation and RESPOND thoughtfully, intentionally, and in a way that is…

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