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Why is impostor syndrome such a big deal for women leaders?

Why is impostor syndrome such a big deal for women leaders?

Why is impostor syndrome such a big deal for women leaders? Probably because it feels like a nearly universal experience.There are a ton of reasons women seem to be more susceptible to impostor syndrome:Women are typically socialized to be more accommodating and...

What are your professional values?

What are your professional values?

Generally speaking, we know what our personal values are. We may not have written them down, but we know that we value things like honesty, safety or communication. Why then, do we rarely ask ourselves what our professional values are? We spend a good portion of our...

What makes women excellent leaders

What makes women excellent leaders

I’ve been shouting from the social media rooftops for years now that women are just as capable as men of being powerful leaders in the workplace. But there’s some research that shows that women may actually be more equipped for modern leadership expectations than men...

Reverse engineering your career

Reverse engineering your career

Your career isn’t something that passively happens to you. Instead, your career should be a relationship that you’re proactively managing, just as you do the other relationships in your life that help you thrive. My favorite tool to help my leadership clients take...

3 assumptions leaders make that hurt their team’s results

3 assumptions leaders make that hurt their team’s results

What does mindset really mean when we talk about leadership?Mindset sounds like a buzzword that doesn’t mean much - but the truth is that your mindset is everything when you’re leading a team. You can have a great attitude and excellent leadership skills, but without...

Emotional regulation for leaders

Emotional regulation for leaders

If you’re a leader at work, it’s imperative that you practice emotional regulation. Emotional regulation is simply the ability to control your emotional response to people, circumstances or expectations. We’ve all had leaders or seen leaders who lack this trait - and...

How to retain your top talent

How to retain your top talent

Retention of top talent might seem like a problem for HR departments only - until you lose a pivotal member of your team. Losing top talent impacts team morale, systems, and results, and creates frustration at the sudden gap in team knowledge. It can also be difficult...

3 ways to motivate others

3 ways to motivate others

Burnout has become somewhat of a chronic condition in the workplace these days. While not healthy, it’s not something that we have to settle for as leaders or as employees. When you’re up against a major project or deadline and your team is lacking motivation, try...

Why you must have a personal brand in corporate America

Why you must have a personal brand in corporate America

If you work in corporate America it should come as no surprise to you when I say that the business world is still very traditional. Many fortune 500 companies continue to operate at a snail’s pace, following outdated conventions and expectations and with very little...

How to identify your professional values

How to identify your professional values

Typically when I ask a new leader what their professional values are, I get either a blank stare or a sheepish shrug. We’re used to thinking about our beliefs and values in our personal lives, but in the workplace? That’s not something we often have the time or space...

Personal branding 101 for women leaders

Personal branding 101 for women leaders

What is personal branding?If you’re in the management space or considering becoming a manager, you’ve likely heard a few vague terms thrown around like synergy, vision, and personal branding. Today, I want to dig into the latter and help you understand the basics of...