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Category Archives: Learning and Development

How Women Can Close the Confidence Gap and Achieve Greater Career Success

I remember the day I was promoted into the executive suite. I couldn’t believe the president of the company actually thought I was good enough to lead a department. In retrospect, it was that little guy on my shoulder wondering if I really deserved this. Flash forward many years later and I can see clearly […]

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Why Performance Alone Won’t Get You to the Top

Have you ever noticed that it’s not necessarily the best performers who get promoted? I have. The television show The Voice is a good example of how performance alone may not take you to the top. In this show, vocalists compete for a recording contract with the help of superstar coaches. Viewers weigh in and […]

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Three Signs That Someone is Not Coachable

Some of you may find it odd that a consultant, who provides executive coaching services, would be writing a piece that would discourage you from employing her services. That’s because I’m not just a consultant. I’m a business partner. The last thing I want to see is people throw good money into a bad investment. […]

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Magnetic Leadership: Promise Me You Won’t Be This Type of Leader

Imagine what it must be like to work for someone who keeps making promises yet never fulfills them. Apparently, it’s more common than we think. According to a 2007 Florida State University Study, two out of five bosses don’t keep their word. I can only think of a handful of acceptable reasons to break a […]

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Fourth Book Deal Signed

I’m excited to announce that I’ve just accepted an offer to publish my fourth book. I’m going to be writing a brand new edition of the international bestseller, Suddenly in Charge, which will be released in the fall of 2017. That means I will have two new books released in 2017. The other is The […]

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Will Obama’s New Overtime Rules Put the “Nap Culture” to Rest?

For the past several years, companies have been trying to outdo one another with an array of perks that remind younger workers of their youth. Walk into any newly designed office these days and you’ll see the mandatory ping-pong table as well as the dedicated space where workers are encouraged to take naps. Is this […]

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Five Characteristics Of A Great Mentoring Relationship

I’m currently helping a number of my clients design and implement mentoring programs, as they seek ways to deepen their relationships with their employees, by providing additional developmental opportunities to their people. This is a great strategy for attracting and retaining top talent. If you’ve ever had a mentor or been a mentor, then you […]

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Five Keys To Building A Joyous Life

I know a lot of people who move through life as if they are carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders. You probably know some of these people as well. They are the friends on Facebook who start each day with a tale of another disaster that has just taken place in their […]

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Turning Failures Into Successes

Tomorrow, I will be launching my first virtual session of Move Up/Manage Right. I never would have considered doing this, had I not failed in my attempt to cross the Canadian border and deliver a live session of this program. That whole ordeal is something for another post. For now, let’s focus on how I […]

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Job Searches Are Up As Snow Falls Down

It’s been a tough winter here in New England. Over the past several weeks we’ve been blessed with three major snow falls. Accumulation on the ground, as of this writing, appears to be about three feet. More on the way. I’m hunkering down and catching up on my writing. However, it appears  I’m not the […]

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