Leadership Development

Have an amazing year by reviewing the past

Dec Blog

As the year draws to a close, I always set aside time to reflect on my achievements, challenges, and growth over the past year. Looking back provides valuable insights and serves as my foundation for planning and setting goals for the year ahead. I want to share key steps that women leaders can take to effectively evaluate their progress and create a roadmap for future success.

A great way to start is by celebrating your achievements from the past year. Take stock of the goals you set and asses…

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The Secret Science of Linguistic Style: How Your Verbal Persona Is Shaping Your Success

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We all know the basics of communication finesse: it’s not what you say, it’s how you say it. That’s something that people often miss when communicating normally. They just say what comes naturally, and think everyone else can understand what they mean because what they mean is obvious. Right?

Well, no, not quite. Not only do we communicate a lot with our tone, body language, over all presentation, there is also another layer to communication called Linguistic Style. I was floored by this article…

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What You Should Do to Succeed as a New Manager

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You go the Promotion, Congratulations!!  

So, now what?

Many new first-time managers find that after putting in a lot of work and effort to be recognized for their potential, they face challenges once they step into their new role. You have more responsibility and people to manage. If you don’t have a great support system or guidance from upper management, or you have one or two difficult team members, you may feel overwhelmed or even have a touch of imposter syndrome.

The best way to comba…

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Becoming A Manager: How to Get Promoted and Be Recognized for Your Potential

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In a study by MIT Sloan associate professor Danielle Li she finds that female employees are less likely to be promoted than their male counterparts, despite outperforming them and being less likely to quit. The reason she believes causes this is performance rating systems that are biased against reading women’s potential. How can you ensure your potential is being properly measured and recognized in your company? Several ideas are below.

"People find it difficult to imagine women as leaders be…

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What to do When You Don't Get the Promotion: Strategies for Moving Forward

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You just got the news: you didn’t get the promotion. You’re disappointed. You’re upset. In fact, you’re pretty pissed off and even a bit humiliated. You put in the work and time but for one reason or another you didn’t get it. So, what now?

Go Through It

First, acknowledge the disappointment. You’re emotional response is valid so give yourself the proper time to deal with it. Eat the pint of ice cream. Watch the sappy comfort movie (mine is Blindside). Call your best friend and talk it out. …

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The Perfectionist Problem

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“Perfect is the enemy of good”


Letting Go of "Perfection"

"Eighty percent is perfect," said the speaker at the front of the auditorium.

“But that doesn’t make sense!” A woman in the audience was handed a mic, “I insist that my staff dot every i and cross every t. We need to ensure the highest possible quality for our work, all the time.”

“Well,” said the man on the panel at the front of the standing-room-only crowd, “your business will die.”

This was at a conference I attended…

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