• Feb 06
    2019
    How exactly does someone get labeled as a leader? Some companies have leadership development programs or place a special emphasis on identifying the future leaders of the organization, while others allow the natural leaders to make themselves present. Regardless of how they are identified, all successful leaders make their abilities known through their communication skills and share the following five communication characteristics. A Compelling Presence – When a true leader ...
  • Aug 08
    2018
    Leaders of the modern business world are failing to build a sense of trust and loyalty with their employees. Nearly one-third of employees say that they do not trust their company’s management nor do they feel empowered in their current position, but it does not have to be this way. Managers and leaders who exemplify great leadership traits not only foster a sense of trust with their employees, but also ...
  • Jan 30
    2018
    Would you like to advance at your current company and eventually fill a leadership position? If yes, then be sure to work on these four essential traits: Make a dedicated commitment to professional (and personal) development. – It may seem like a daunting task, but try to ask for work that’s challenging or takes you outside of your comfort zone. This will not only show existing leaders that you are ...
  • Jan 11
    2018
    The existing leadership team at your company is not a permanent fixture. With the average tenure of an executive director lasting approximately three to five years and a CEO between seven and eight years, it is important that potential leaders are recognized and developed before they are expected to fill managerial shoes. If you don’t start preparing and developing their skillsets now, your business could be negatively impacted in the ...
  • Jan 03
    2018
    It's 2018 and it’s time to start thinking about your resolutions for the year. Although many commit to picking up a new hobby or working on their fitness, have you considered resolving to become a better employee? No matter your industry, making the effort to improve yourself as an employee can help make you an indispensable part of your company. To help you stick to your resolution, I have put ...
  • Oct 30
    2017
    The prospect of advancing and becoming a leader in one’s field is what motivates many to continue honing their skills and taking on new projects. However, some people are simply born natural leaders, while others will need a bit of practice to develop their skillset. If you are willing to put in the work, there are ways that you can continue to develop your leadership skills and advance further in ...
  • Sep 18
    2017
    Communication is not only an essential life skill, but is also one of the earliest survival skills that humans learn. As we grow up and learn how to be a functioning member of society, the need for effective communication skills grows in importance and increases in complexity. This is especially true for those in leadership roles. No matter the company or team you lead, you are going to be working ...
  • Aug 21
    2017
    In 1971, the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day” to commemorate the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote. In the 97 years since that amendment was ratified, progress toward full equality has been sluggish. In 2017, there are 105 women in the U.S. Congress, 21 in the Senate and 84 in the House, or 21% and 19.3% respectively. Those proportions ...