At Most Tech Firms, the C-Suite is Still a Boy’s Club

Many organizations are devoting more resources to attracting and retaining women with leadership potential. Then why are we seeing many of these women leave prematurely, step off the leadership track, and not progress as quickly or high as was hoped?

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The Mother of All Off-Sites

Skilled leaders inspire people to open themselves to new and challenging experiences. René Redzepi, owner and chef of Noma, did just that when he moved his entire staff of 66, from waiters to line cooks, to a restaurant he opened temporarily in Tokyo, Japan. The lessons he learned are instructive to leaders of all kinds.

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Peer Coaching as a Tool for Culture Change

What does it take to be successful at changing the culture within an organization? In this article I address the subject of peer coaching, an inexpensive and underutilized tool. When each member of a peer coaching pair acts as resource for the other, it provides them with a forum, a process, and a means of support.

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It’s Better to Receive Than to Give

Anyone leading a team, attempting to engage a business partner, or navigate a relationship will soon learn that the process of giving feedback is complicated and often counterproductive. Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen, in their book “Thanks for the Feedback” argue that the smart investment is not teaching managers how to give feedback, but rather teaching employees how to receive it.

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How Women Leaders Have Transformed Management

Those in hiring positions like to see candidates with leadership experience. But there’s an important distinction between “emergent” and “traditional” leadership. Emergent leadership experience is more desirable to companies with a collaborative culture.

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