Author Archives: Sarah Hathorn

About Sarah Hathorn

Sarah Hathorn, CEO of Hathorn Consulting Group, is the go-to-expert in working with leaders and companies to create successful corporate DNA. As an executive coach, consultant and speaker she collaborates globally with clients and brands such as Kimberly-Clark, Sherwin-Williams, Home Depot and other leading organizations. Sign up today to get my newsletter, Corporate DNA for leadership articles on how to maximize your talent pipeline, develop & enhance leadership capabilities, inspire and influence to communicate top results and much more, visit www.hathornconsultlinggroup.com © 2017, Sarah Hathorn, All rights reserved. 800-267-3245, info@hathornconsultinggroup.com This article may be reproduced only in it’s entirety, including the above bio.
Exert Visionary Communication Leadership
22 Aug

Exert Visionary Communication Leadership

It’s not the deck of dozens of catchy PowerPoint slides that makes you more qualified than the next person…it’s your original thought leadership. Whether it’s to an audience of one or one thousand people, you are expected to consistently engage and inspire, while you predictably persuade people to say “yes.” That’s when you know your […]

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Key Leadership Strategies to Deploy Upon Promotion
08 Aug

Key Leadership Strategies to Deploy Upon Promotion

I’m sure you have observed how, at times, someone succeeds at winning a promotion, but then struggles in that position and fails to lead with influence. The strategies that worked in their former position aren’t effective, or the team dynamics lack synergy. They may hunker down in their office, unable to shoulder the new responsibility, […]

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Strategic Leadership Lessons from Beyond
25 Jul

Strategic Leadership Lessons from Beyond

Last fall I was offered a wonderful opportunity to provide leadership training in Tokyo. But I also decided to take some time off and spend three glorious weeks touring Japan. Here are a few leadership insights gathered along my journey through this ancient, tranquil land. Japan has so much to teach and share, including keen […]

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4 Secrets Every Leader Needs to Influence their Boss When Communicating Up
11 Jul

4 Secrets Every Leader Needs to Influence their Boss When Communicating Up

I have never believed that you need a title or position of authority to manage and influence your boss. You just need to be a thought leader who can be trusted. Great leaders don’t want “yes” people. They want confidential advisors and insightful partners who will help them to think differently and challenge, not reinforce, […]

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Do You Need an Executive Leadership Coach to Boost Results?
27 Jun

Do You Need an Executive Leadership Coach to Boost Results?

John Quincy Adams said, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more… you are a true leader.” I imagine that describes you, and all you want is the chance to prove yourself. You want to be recognized and given a bigger leadership role that will challenge you to […]

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4 Tips to Instantly Boost Leadership Attitude
13 Jun

4 Tips to Instantly Boost Leadership Attitude

The great leaders I’ve admired, known, or coached all practice four mindset techniques every day, until the are second nature and part of their executive DNA. I use the acronym MIND to help you remember these strategies so you, too, can implement them and benefit from them.   #1 MONITOR Effective leaders constantly monitor their […]

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Do Successful Top Executives Actually Need a Leadership Coach?
30 May

Do Successful Top Executives Actually Need a Leadership Coach?

1. You Need a Confidential/Unbiased Leadership Partner I find that oftentimes people who work with internal coaches and mentors gain some skills, but the perspective is slanted back toward the organizational culture’s stagnant status quo. If the internal DNA is not healthy, you only make it worse by reinforcing the same limited vision that created […]

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Top Rules to Reach Greater Leadership Success
09 May

Top Rules to Reach Greater Leadership Success

I like working with really successful leaders because they are driven to push themselves to greater career heights. Each has a unique definition of what success looks like to them. But typically they want more influence and responsibility, more lucrative compensation, or a greater sense of accomplishment while establishing a living legacy. They want to […]

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Companies Squander Valuable Leadership Talent
25 Apr

Companies Squander Valuable Leadership Talent

If you aren’t willing to invest where you have the greatest potential for robust ROI, namely in your human capital, it’s like raising a child with tons of potential and fantastic DNA, and then not sending them to school. The money saved on textbooks and tuition may have sounded like a good idea at the […]

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Do You Deploy These Leadership Solutions to Today’s Business Challenges
04 Apr

Do You Deploy These Leadership Solutions to Today’s Business Challenges

The defining moment when the best leaders step forward is when business conditions are extremely challenging. It takes an effective, creative leader to look at their business initiatives with an entirely different lens and inspire others to adopt their new vision. One of my areas of expertise – due to years of leadership experience under […]

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