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Why Mentoring is Important in Leadership

The research has been done, and the case has been made for women in business and how it positively impacts profitability. So, we need you, yes, you specifically, in your role because it makes a difference. Banks, accounting firms, credit unions, legal firms, and...

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What is integrity in leadership?

My favorite question related to integrity is, who are you when no one is watching? Integrity in business sounds like a no-brainer, but many good people have been tripped up by it. In my corporate career, two of my bosses went to jail. They were good people. They...

How to Improve Confidence in Leadership

Welcome back! We are continuing our dive into top leadership traits for 2021, this week, we are covering CONFIDENCE! (You can catch the previous top leadership traits here if you missed them.) Confidence in leadership is a two-sided coin. The first side is what...

How to Improve Leadership Communication Skills

In the past few weeks, I've been sharing leadership traits that are a must-have for women in leadership or any woman who aspires to be. This week we've got a critical tool that is being widely overlooked - COMMUNICATION. Named as a top leadership trait by the...

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How to be More Collaborative at Work

Collaboration has been named one of 2021’s Top Leadership Traits, and if you want to improve your leadership skills, here’s WHY you should care about it. Collaboration is an easy way to bring others into the fold and create something where the SUM is greater than...

How to Deal with Uncertainty at Work

In uncertain times, to also have uncertainty about your job seems like a double whammy. For many, uncertainty is equal to danger and ties into the fear of the unknown. This is your brain's way of protecting you; the fight or flight kicks in with uncertain...

How to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone at Work (and in Life!)

Have you fallen into a pattern? Are you a creature of habit? Habits are our brain's way of being efficient. Once we have done something enough times, we don't have to expend mental energy figuring it out. It's already been figured out. But, your thought process has...

How to Deal with Toxic People and Work Environments

Toxic People and Work Environments can really take a toll. They can affect us physically, mentally, emotionally, and even impact our spiritual health. Toxic people and situations are those that add negativity to your life on a consistent basis. It’s more than just...

As a professional, self-care isn’t selfish; it’s smart

Have you ever told yourself that there aren’t enough hours in a day? Yeah, me too. Have you ever said I don’t have time for that workout? How about, “I’ll just grab something quick today for lunch because I don’t have time to make a healthy lunch?” As busy...

How do you cope with pressure at work?

Pressure is a part of normal life. We may intentionally or unintentionally put pressure on ourselves to help us get more done, to be more efficient. We may even tell ourselves that we operate BEST when we're under pressure (insert a David Bowie snap/clap here). But...

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