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Leadership and career
July 14, 2017

10 Strategies to Be a More Successful Leader

No doubt there are hurdles each of us face on the path to professional success, but often those obstacles are of our own making. Linda Henman shares guidance to help executives, business leaders and virtually any professional get out of his or her own way. As my clients began to…
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Leadership and career
May 12, 2017

The Harsher Realities of Gaining a Public Company Board Seat

After an overwhelming response to my recent blog “Top 7 Challenges for Director Candidates,” I wanted to share a few more insights for director candidates. As a board consultant who does director search and offers a coaching engagement to help first-time candidates with a "directorship strategy" to gain a public…
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Leadership and career
June 3, 2016

What Compassionate Leadership Looks Like

As leaders, we share the desire to motivate and inspire our teams. We also have money to make and goals to set.  Is there room left in the schedule for compassion, empathy and kindness? Our business bookshelves groan with advice, and most experts will touch on the importance of the…
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Leadership and career
February 12, 2016

7 Traits of Well-Liked Leaders

I’ll grant you this: leaders might not need to be liked in order to be effective. But your ability to lead your team into the fray and to inspire loyalty and enthusiasm is certainly impacted by your likeability factor. As with any personality trait, there’s some malleability to this one.…
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Leadership and career
January 8, 2016

8 Habits of Charismatic Leaders

While working at GE Capital many years ago, I had the pleasure of working with Gary Wendt, then CEO of GE Capital. He had developed a reputation of being a very charismatic leader. In my own contact with him, I would typically come away feeling very good about myself, and…
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November 10, 2015

8 Tips for Positive Self-Talk to Spur Success

By: Grace Killelea Each of us has about 50,000 thoughts each day. Most are judgments. Many are negative. All are stories. Most of them are fiction. We find ourselves saying: “I’m never going to get that promotion.” “Money is not my strong suit.” “I’m so disorganized!” If we hear these…
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October 30, 2015

7 Ways You’re Draining Your Employees’ Energy

By: Maurice Gilbert Do you hear that giant sucking noise? That’s the sound your precious energy makes as it leaves your body. Boring meeting? Suck, suck and suck. Interminable conference call? Suck. Droning co-workers? Suuuuuck. Energy suck happens to us – and around us – making workdays a drag and…
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October 27, 2015

Cracking the Confidence Code

By: Grace Killelea The recent best seller, The Confidence Code, by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman is resonating with women all over the country, and for good reason. One of the greatest barriers for women is our reticence to raise our hands, ask for what we want and be noticed.…
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March 10, 2015

What Employers Really Want From Employees

By: Maurice Gilbert, Managing Partner of Conselium Executive Search What’s the secret to being the perfect job candidate? I get this question a lot, and after more than a decade in the executive search field—a time that has seen economic boom and bust—the answer hasn’t really changed. There’s no one thing employers…
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February 6, 2015

Leadership: 8 Habits of Charismatic Leaders

By: Maurice Gilbert, Managing Partner of Conselium Executive Search While working at GE Capital many years ago, I had the pleasure of working with Gary Wendt, then CEO of GE Capital.  He had developed a reputation of being a very charismatic leader.  In my own contact with him, I would typically come…
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