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How Difficult Conversations Lead to Positive Change
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How Difficult Conversations Lead to Positive Change

The temptation to avoid conflict is human nature, but sometimes leaders and their teams MUST have difficult conversations to move forward and achieve necessary growth. Dr. Marcia Reynolds, a workplace behavioral scientist and communications expert, regularly teaches leaders how to effectively navigate and manage these difficult conversations. According to Dr. […]

A Busy Month. For Women in Leadership
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A Busy Month. For Women in Leadership

A Busy Month. September was a busy month. USC Provost Elizabeth Garrett was selected as the 13th President of Cornell University. Bonnie Hill was the keynote speaker at the UCLA Director Networking dinner for their Governance Training program. Two women were added to the board of the Southern California Chapter […]

5 Strategies to Put Women On Top
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5 Strategies to Put Women On Top

The keys to building female bench strength We have all heard the statistics: those companies that have more women in leadership positions and on their board of directors outperform those that have less or none. Outperform in terms of return on sales (42% higher) and return on equity (53 percent). […]

What’s Your EQ (Emotional Intelligence), and Why Does It Matter?
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What’s Your EQ (Emotional Intelligence), and Why Does It Matter?

The Case for Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Hogan Assessment Systems, a gold-standard performance prediction firm, defines EQ as the ability to perceive, control, and share one’s own and others’ emotions. Although available studies show different models of EQ, all agree that people with a high EQ perform better at work and […]

Serve to Be Great – 11 Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom
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Serve to Be Great – 11 Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom

By simply shifting focus away from short-term goals and financial gain toward more effectively serving the people on their teams, leaders can create conditions for superior long-term results while simultaneously making the world a better place. Here, author Matt Tenney shares 11 lessons to help leaders achieve higher levels of lasting […]

Attack of the Idea Killers
Being a Leader / Communication

Attack of the Idea Killers

Six Personality Types That Can Sabotage Your Company’s Best Thinking (and How to Deal with Them) Group brainstorming is a collaborative idea generation process that (theoretically) gets great results. Yet it takes only a couple of bad seeds to turn these sessions into unpleasant and unproductive nightmares. Mitchell Rigie and […]

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