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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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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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Are Positive Leaders Really Toxic?

Although a number of articles recently have focused on the damaging consequences of going overboard with Toxic Positivity, for years social scientists have documented the benefits of positive leadership especially during times of uncertainty. Yet, executive coaches and leadership consultants frequently encounter cynical attitudes when positive leadership is associated with being “soft” without an eye …

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From We Will to at Will: A Handbook for Veteran Hiring, Transitioning and Thriving in the Workplace –Chapter 10: Women Veterans

The following excerpt from the book From WE WILL to AT WILL: A Handbook for Veteran Hiring, Transitioning, and Thriving in the Workplace (Justin Constantine with Andrew Morton, June 2018) was written by Kittie W. Watson, Ph.D., Melanie N. Joyce, MBA and Lieutenant Colonel Wendy M. Perry, MS, RN, US Army (Ret.). Chapter 10 focuses …

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Overcome Failure with a Growth Mindset

“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high, and we miss it, but that it is too low, and we reach it.”  — Michelangelo… Many people give up after a significant disappointment. Yet, others are inspired to try again, learn from their mistakes and go on to achieve great things. Consider the following: