When Frances McDormand took the stage to accept her Best Actress Oscar, she used the moment as an opportunity to highlight issues of inclusion, diversity and equity that were a theme throughout the night and the 2018 awards season. She demonstrated she is not only an accomplished actress, but also a leader in Hollywood. The final two words of her speech, #inclusionrider, were a call to action to all of her fellow actors/actresses who are in a position to set the tone for so many of the films that are made each year.Read More
Check out what kdls says to learn more about how to enhance your leadership skills!
Less fear, more brave. That’s my short answer to Regina Dugan’s question posed at the beginning of her TED talk, “what would you attempt to do if you knew you wouldn’t fail?” I was grateful for my reminder of this talk. It’s one of my favorites and one I have been using in programs since 2012. I love it because it reminds me of some questions I often ask my Executive Coaching clients about their goals and ambitions. If you haven’t already seen it, I would say it is very much worth the 20 odd minutes.Read More
Looking at what happened with the Best Picture mistake at the Oscars teaches us an important leadership lesson about unconscious bias and what to do when it pops up. I’m sure no one really noticed the unconscious bias evident in the post-Oscars discussion of the Best Picture mistake, but I will highlight in just a moment.Read More
What have you done to #nurtureandgrow your business relationships?
When I “officially” launched my firm in January of this year, I sent a non-traditional “Happy New Year” email to a number of my contacts. It was by no means meant to be an exhaustive announcement to everyone I know. Instead, I wanted to make time to connect with them, in person, if possible, but a call would suffice. Sure, I wanted to tell them what I was doing this year (though, technically I started my firm last year, but that’s for another post), but I am genuinely more interested in hearing about them. This practice is typically one of the ways I have nurtured and grown my own business relationships over the years. As an Executive Coach and developer of leaders, I am genuinely interested in the people with whom I have worked. The joy I get from hearing the many wonderful things my colleagues are doing since we last connected is limitless.Read More