Courageous Thoughts


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We Need to Talk About Your Return-to-Office Plan

Seriously, pay attention and don’t eff this up.*

You know those times when you pop open a news app on your phone? And what you read strikes fear in your heart? That was me this week. And last week if I’m being honest.

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Courageous Leadership

We’re the Leaders Women Have Been Waiting For

Women in the workforce are at their lowest numbers since Madonna filed assault charges against Sean Penn and Jessica Rabbit hit number one in the box office. There we were, charging ahead with women’s rights, leaning in hard, elbowing our way onto earnings calls. Women were 50 percent of the labor force. We were fueling the economy and taking names. What happened?

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5 Secrets to Being Cool With Back-to-Work Uncertainty

I’ve spent a couple decades working beside some of the world’s most courageous leaders as they navigate mergers and acquisitions, economic crises, and periods of change. What stands out the most to me is successful leaders’ comfort with uncertainty. Somehow, they find a way to be okay with things not being okay.

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Leadership Tips & Tricks

4 Ways to Get a Grip on your Calendar

The most successful and courageous leaders I know have a few techniques that allow them to control the flow of their calendars. By taking these simple actions, they own their days and weeks, all the while keeping a laser focus on the priorities that matter most.

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Unconscious Bias
Unconscious Bias

What if Unconscious Bias is Just Bad Leadership?

I was hired to help a bank with unconscious bias. What I found shocked me.
Not long ago, a big bank asked me to help them address unconscious bias in their organization. Hallelujah, I said, as I cleared my schedule for them.

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Leadership Tips & Tricks

4 Secrets to Making New Habits Stick

Oh, springtime you fickle beast. Thanks to some late season snow, I lost my electricity for about 20 hours last week. You’d think that by now I’d know how to be an adult about these things. But no. I was completely disoriented.

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Employee Engagement

Five Ideas to Make Back to Work Successful

I returned to the office … and it didn’t go well. The cats had taken up residence on my desk. There was a territorial dispute. We’re still in negotiations but I’m happy with the progress we’ve made so far.

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Customer Service

How Tesla Changed My Mind About the Superiority of Big Brands

Good news. You can buy a pre-owned Tesla online for not a bazillion dollars. But there’s a catch.

Creating a product or service and convincing customers to buy it can seem like the hardest part of doing business. But that, my business-savvy readers, is just the beginning.

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