Leadership

Get a 360 View and Grow

In our peer forums, one of the participants shared that some of the employees reporting to her find her “intimidating.” “How can I get the feedback I need to build trust and rapport?” she asked. The group began to discuss the importance of being self-aware. Once you are aware of how you might be coming […]

It’s not what you say, it’s how you project it

Women are often penalized for asserting themselves verbally. Interestingly, research indicates that women are not penalized for non-verbal assertive behavior. I recommend that women use their bodies more consciously by doing things like taking expansive physical stances, narrowing  the physical proximity between you and the other person and making direct eye contact. Notice your “paraverbal” […]

Being #2 is Great!

As the Founder of the Key Women’s Leadership Forum and a Tampa based executive coach, I was delighted to hear that Tampa was rated the No. 2 city for business women pursuing a successful career according to the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Citrix Systems developed the report and used criteria such as the number of women owned […]

Diversity is a Strategic Advantage

Relegating the responsibility for diversity to HR hasn’t worked. Diversity in selection as well as in succession planning has become a CEO issue in many companies (For more on this topic, click here). The best CEOs and leaders see the importance of diversity and inclusion as critical to their strategy for growth, their brand and […]

Expose Yourself and Reach Your Long Awaited Goals

I was reminded about the importance of facing, even embracing what we fear most as I read about Jason Comely, an IT professional who feared rejection.  In my psychological training, I studied “exposure therapy.” Exposure therapy is a technique that helps people who avoid objects, activities or situations because they are afraid or uncomfortable with […]