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How do we move from ‘Performance’ to ‘Potential’?

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Over coffee with a friend with a mutual interest in creating environments that encourage diversity, she commented on an undercurrent she has observed at several tech industry groups she attends. Her perceptions matched what I have also experienced during my speaking and coaching discussions in various professional forums.   Here’s what we’ve both observed — […]

Is Your Networking Helping or Hurting You?

What is your view of ‘networking’? A distasteful task of trading favors with strangers? Attending business meetings and conferences and collecting business cards? Something you avoid at all costs?  If so, you are not alone. Lots of professionals view ‘networking’ as one of the most dreaded activities, maybe second only to public speaking. Maybe a […]

Do you have “Half” Conversations or “Whole” Ones?

A colleague and I were working on a project last week and making good progress. Each day we met and interacted on goals, plans, steps, outcomes. He seemed very excited about his part in this and was eager to get started. Then on Thursday during our meeting I noticed a subtle change in his presence. […]

Leadership Lessons I Learned as a U.S. Army Paratrooper

At first glance, the logic of throwing myself out of a perfectly good airplane in flight seems as far removed from business challenges as you can get. Yet these three lessons from my days as a U.S. Army paratrooper at Fort Bragg, NC are as essential in business leadership as they are to a successful […]

I’m a New Manager–What Do I Focus on First?

Shauna has been a great individual contributor and is loved by her clients. She is looking for a new challenge and wants to progress in her field. A manager position just opened up and despite her anxiety over being inexperienced in management, she accepts the promotion.   Even if you are an experienced manager, moving […]

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