When Help Isn’t Helpful

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We’ve all done it at one time or another – volunteered to help with a task and ended up completely taking it over ourselves, or provided advice that turned into a directive of what someone should or should not do. We were trying to be helpful. We thought if we did something ourselves it would get done more quickly, or …

Use your Strengths

The Leadership Workout: Know your Strengths

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I’ve noticed when conducting job interviews that candidates have particular trouble answering questions related to their strengths and weaknesses. One question I ask is extremely straightforward: What feedback has a supervisor recently provided to you (for example, at your last formal evaluation) about your strengths, as well as your areas for improvement? If a candidate has trouble answering this, I …

Recommended Leadership Books

My List of “Must Read” Leadership Books

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I was recently asked by a friend to recommend a leadership book for her to read. I had trouble picking just one, so I decided to compile and share a list of my favorite leadership/management books. All of the books listed below are easy to read but convey strong and meaningful messages that I find applicable to daily life – …

The Leadership Workout: Getting Started

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Successful leadership is a result of many different skills, attitudes and behaviors. Since these attributes can be learned, anyone can become more effective as a leader with practice and effort. Just as the muscles in our body grow stronger with exercise, our leadership ability improves the more we train it. Knowing this, it would make sense for everyone to incorporate …

Women in Executive Leadership Roles

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The topic of women in leadership is one that is of great interest to me. Recently, it seems that this topic is also of interest to the entire online community, with discussions and debates related to Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In, and the launch of the online community, leanin.org. In 2010, the COO of Facebook gave a TEDTalk on the …

Welcome to my Blog: Thoughts on Leadership

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Welcome to my blog! I am excited to have this opportunity to share my thoughts with you on various topics related to leadership. For the past six years I spent my “free time” working on my Doctorate degree and then participating in Leadership Broward Class XXX. Since completing these programs, I have put a lot of thought into deciding what …