What Does A Female Leader Look Like?
On Michelle Obama’s recent visit to Asia to promote the “Let Girls Learn” educational campaign, the first lady was criticized in the press for her clothing, which had a distinctively 1950’s style and association. One Fashion writer for the New York Times wrote, “As a woman, and one who spends a lot of time thinking about the messages women’s clothes send about their identify, I found the apparent clothes/context disjunction to be jarring.“Read more
As outdated performance review processes continue to be scrutinized, a broader discussion around effective feedback is also growing. Namely, how does the way a person communicates influence how they - and their message – are perceived?Read more
If you have been in the workforce for 10 years or longer, then you probably remember the anticipation you felt when you where hired for your first job. If you were like me, then you were anxious to get the cliff notes for starting your career at a new company. Rarely that is what you received on the first day; actually it was more like the basics for where to park, along with where you can find your workspace. What I really wanted know was how to begin my illustrious career plan in the organization, but that never came as part of the packet. Since my first onboarding experience several years ago, employees in almost every company are still asking for this same information today.Read more
Leadership development programs have grown in popularity over the years. It seems that all companies crave leaders and many are turning to formal leadership development programs as a means to develop talent. Proceed with caution however, as this is an easy idea to come up with but difficult, potentially expensive and definitely time consuming to execute. When it works, it can be a great success, however often these efforts turn into fancy websites vs true development mechanisms. Below are my top reasons why leadership development programs fail.Read more
In each step of the RED Model of Critical Thinking, the key is to ask questions. Asking questions helps us look more deeply at the issue, break it into more manageable parts, find blind spots and lack of data, and make the best choice.
Here are 70 questions to help you boost your critical thinking:Read more