Category Archives: Career Acceleration

Proven Solutions to 3 Huge Leadership Blunders
14 Feb

Proven Solutions to 3 Huge Leadership Blunders

Working in many Fortune 500 companies…and helping them create successful corporate DNA… I’m often referred to as the “career acceleration” coach. That’s because I spend a great deal of time coaching senior-level management or high potentials preparing to move to the next level and into the C-suite. The great thing is that since I am […]

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10 Nov

4 Ways to Boost Your Leadership Brand and Career

Branding your leadership in a powerful, succinct, memorable way has never been more important than it is today. Companies are hiring and promoting at a significant pace, but they are being very selective. That’s the new economy, and if you want to get to the next level of executive leadership you have to be able […]

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Surround Yourself with Who You Want to Be
18 Jun

Surround Yourself with Who You Want to Be

  Listen to the podcast       One of the simplest but most often overlooked leadership success strategies is to surround yourself with winners. As Joel Osteen said, you cannot hang out with chickens and expect to soar with the eagles. Choose Wisely to Gain Wisdom Life is a team sport, and choosing the […]

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12 May

Invest Today for Richly Rewarding Future Returns

  One reason that I have found success in business is that I am careful about how I spend my money, and I think that you are, too. Who has extra money to throw around or spend frivolously? But as Warren Buffett said, “Nobody goes broke as long as they are making a profit.” Make […]

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17 Mar

Do You Have Dynamic Leadership Confidence?

  Listen to the podcast   Listen to more podcasts on iTunes I would have to say that confidence is the most important characteristic needed today to enrich executive presence and be perceived as a promotable leader. Sure, you have to be competent. But you also have to support those credentials with persuasive confidence to […]

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27 Jan

Coaching to Aggressively Mine Top Leadership Value

  If you want to be viewed as an exceptionally gifted leader, here’s a tip. Just focus on ways to take what you’ve been handed and make it more valuable. Take what looks like a chunk of dull stone and expose the right characteristics while polishing the various facets. Voila! You can transform a diamond […]

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04 Sep

Leadership Acceleration: From Dreaming to Promotion in Record Time

“My dream is to move from my role as Director to that of Vice President,” Justin told me when we first met. Our journey actually began because his company contacted me to assist Justin in elevating his executive presence. As is the case with many of my clients he wasn’t exactly sure what that meant. […]

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26 Aug

Sarah’s Take on the EP Buzz Within Corporate America

  For years I’ve worked with many multi-national corporations to offer professional development seminars and private executive presence coaching, and the experience teaches me a great deal. I have learned a lot within the past few months, too, as more and more companies and leaders are appreciating the importance of executive presence. Substance vs. Superficiality […]

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07 Jul

Executive Presence: A Learnable Skill You Must Not Underestimate!

  As pointed out in an article from Business Insider, executive presence is ranked as a top attribute sought after by organizations looking for first-class leadership. The article cited research conducted by the Gartner firm that ranked executive presence #2 on a list of the top 20 leadership traits that make a difference. Technology skills […]

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01 Jul

Supercharge Your HR Career

  I was inspired to write this blog post after attending the recent SHRM-Atlanta Conference 2014 where I heard Tom Darrow, SPHR from Talent Connections, speak to a standing-room-only audience. His topic was Managing Your Career in HR, and his presentation reminded me of the early years of my career with Federated Department Stores, when […]

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