Please join me in welcoming a new guest blogger, Bernie Swain, co-founder of Washington Speakers Bureau and today's foremost authority on the lecture industry. Over the past 35 years, Swain has represented former US Presidents, cabinet members, business executives, public figures, media leaders, and sports legends. His new book, What Made Me Who I Am, [...]
The most successful people almost always exhibit resilience in dealing with life’s curveballs. In this video, Sara shares valuable tips to help you boost your ability to bounce back and remain agile despite adversity. By working to become more resilient, you’ll position yourself as a smart leader who is ready to handle whatever comes your [...]
Certain leaders just seem to have that “Business X Factor”—something that propels them to the top of an organization almost effortlessly. Opportunities emerge. Doors open. Advancement occurs on a fast track. Some people refer to this intangible, success-attracting quality as executive presence. What is it exactly? And how can you incorporate those elusive attributes to [...]
Ever feel like you are stuck in your current position? Want others to see you as a prime candidate for advancement? To demonstrate that you’re ready for the next level in your career, you need to shift from “tactical” to “strategic.” Make the move from doer to driver! Know someone who might benefit [...]
Credentials and years of experience aside, our real career success is driven by our impact on other people – how we lead them, collaborate with them, interact with them, and react to them. Find out how to manage that impact and accelerate the pace of your career trajectory. Know someone who might benefit [...]
While many professionals today have embraced the popular concept of the “authentic leader,” I often wonder whether that pendulum has swung too far to one side. In fact, this latest trend prompts me to think, “here we go again.” Authentic Leadership Don’t get me wrong; I think authenticity is an important attribute for leaders. It [...]
I have been privileged to coach some amazing professionals over the last few years, and I am always humbled by their capacity to adapt and master new leadership approaches. Throughout our discussions, I am reminded that effective leadership strategies have evolved significantly since I was an Operations Executive 13 years ago. Financial success still remains [...]
When I’m working with leaders to identify their most critical development needs, often factors related to Emotional Intelligence become part of the discussion So imagine my surprise when I read a post on LinkedIn titled, "Emotional Intelligence is Overrated" Read my response at Huffington Post.
Life in the business world is expensive – but don’t let your next career move take a back seat! Take a second to raise your nose from the grindstone (or the yoga mat, or the keyboard) for this reality check about your career priorities.
Last month, I had the privilege of delivering a keynote speech to 500 incredibly talented professionals at Working Mother Media’s annual Multicultural Women’s National Conference in New York City. As I took the stage on the first morning and began to share my story, I was struck by the remarkable vibe in the room. These [...]