“Aha Moments” require a certain level of mental space that is incredibly difficult to find in our always-on culture. As executives and knowledge workers in need of creativity and innovative thought, cultivating an environment for deep thinking is increasingly becoming a necessity. Continue reading
Women are great at building relationships, but miss out on many opportunities because of their hesitancy to leverage these relationships and network with focus and intention. Cultivating relationships and mobilizing them on your behalf is a key exercise of leadership. Continue reading
According to Gallup, a full 70% of American employees report feeling “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” at work. Yet, to win a bigger share of the marketplace, companies must first win the hearts and minds of their employees.
To give their fullest contribution, employees must feel they can bring their full selves to work; however research shows many do not feel comfortable doing so. They are spending valuable energy every day minimizing or managing aspects of their own diversity – of identity, background, experience – in order to succeed. This takes a particular toll on diverse talent – women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities – at a time when organizations are struggling to recruit, retain, and develop those same individuals. But all of us, and the business, pay the price. Continue reading
Did you ever think, “If only things weren’t so unpredictable and chaotic all the time, I might be able to get ahead?” For many people, the natural response is to back away from their aspirations, keep their heads down and play it safe, hoping that crazy times will get back to “normal.” Continue reading