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5 Tips for Women in Leadership

Whether you are launching into your first leadership role or enjoying a well-deserved promotion, as a woman (especially a woman of color), it often feels like you need to prove yourself and your capabilities to your team. To boost your confidence and remind you that “You’ve got this,” we offer five success factors with tips …

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Leaders Can Halt the Great Resignation — Stop Talking & Start Listening 

Several years ago, an Innolect executive coach was featured on an ABC 20/20 segment entitled, “Excessive Talking.” The piece highlighted a newly hired leader who had something to add to every conversation, interrupted others in meetings, failed to ask questions of his team—and had been divorced twice. He talked too much. When his manager noticed …

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Listening: Examples from Great Leaders

As a leader, the ability to listen to those around you is critical – and listening goes far beyond hearing. Listening is a skill that has to be learned and honed. Like all skills, we can learn much from leaders of the past who mastered the practice. Nelson Mandela, who was known for listening to …

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Listening Burnout: Take Steps to Overcome Your Derailers

“Leaders who don’t listen will eventually be surrounded by people who have nothing to say.” -Andy Stanley According to APA’s 2021 Work and Well-being Survey, American workers across the board saw heightened rates of burnout. In the U.S., 79% of employees had experienced work-related stress in the month before the survey. It’s important to note …

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How Your Leaders Need to Support Women as Allies

Painting by Rebecca Ripley With Women’s History month, we encourage you to gain a deeper understanding of the women around you. What is their experience in your workplace and how might you become an effective ally? With greater self-awareness, we can all learn to model behaviors and institute practices that advocate for women and others …

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Leading With Emotional Intelligence

How would you rate your emotional intelligence (EI)? Defined as an awareness of your own and others’ emotions, it is also the ability to manage those emotions in ways that help others productively navigate difficult situations. It is a prerequisite for good leadership in that it helps you to deal with challenges and build relationships.  …

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