Category Archives: Corporate Culture

How Do You Speak to Own C-Level Leadership Influence?
28 May

How Do You Speak to Own C-Level Leadership Influence?

  Listen to the podcast       I am asked by some of the largest corporate organizations to help their executives speak more effectively and influentially to the C-Suite. What’s the most common problem area I encounter? Most leaders who speak don’t adhere to the most important technique, which I call “piloting the plane.” […]

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23 Jul

Executive Presence: Seize your leadership destiny!

  If you are like most ambitious executives, then you have probably pictured yourself in the C-suite since early in your career. The problem I observe with many leaders who are in a similar position, though, is that they have become too accustomed to seeing that ultimate goal as a distant dream. They cannot comprehend […]

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05 Feb

Genuine Executive Presence: How leaders of color can overcome corporate cultural challenges

  Research published in the Harvard Business Review confirms what many leading people of color already knew. They are, unfortunately, at a disadvantage within the Caucasian-dominated workplace. A Double Standard? A majority of minority professionals, for example, feel that they are held to a stricter standard than their Caucasian peers when it comes to executive presence. […]

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08 Apr

Cultivate a Rewarding Relationship with Your Boss

According to the Stanford Research Institute, knowing how to successfully manage relationships with people contributes more than 85 cents on the dollar toward your total income. One of the most complicated relationships to manage is the one you have with your boss. But developing that relationship and establishing a great synergy and rapport can be […]

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20 Feb

Now’s the Time for Team Reviews

  As a leader it is your responsibility to expand the outlook of your team, bolster their pride and confidence, and show them that they achieved much more than they may have realized. Reviewing annual team accomplishments is a great way to do that and start a new year on the right foot. When people […]

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05 Feb

Sarah’s Video Tips – Managing Your Boss

  Tell me what you think! Post a comment below. Do you want to use this blog article? You may, as long as you include this complete bio with it: Sarah Hathorn is a leadership development mentor, executive presence coach, image and branding consultant, public speaker & author. She is the founding CEO of her […]

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08 Jan

Sarah’s Video Tips – How to counteract workplace negativity

  Sarah Hathorn discusses how to counteract negativity in the workplace   Tell me what you think! Post a comment below. Do you want to use this blog article? You may, as long as you include this complete bio with it: Sarah Hathorn is a leadership development mentor, executive presence coach, image and branding consultant, […]

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How to Nail a C-Suite Promotion
13 Dec

How to Nail a C-Suite Promotion

My Predictable Promotion advice was recently included in an article in the U.S. News & World Report “Money and Careers” section. The reporter who interviewed me was particularly interested in my insights regarding how to prepare for a leadership promotion. Despite high unemployment and a contracted business environment, organizations are eagerly hiring and promoting qualified […]

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Train Skills, but Recruit Attitude
24 Jul

Train Skills, but Recruit Attitude

Competition is so intense that you cannot afford to just hire good talent. You have to hire the best people you can possibly attract and afford who will be the reliable building blocks of dynamic high-performance teams. Diversify Your Vision: One key to succeeding in this regard is diversity of design. When your team brings […]

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Communicate to Influence: Avoid 7 Major Talking Traps
10 Jul

Communicate to Influence: Avoid 7 Major Talking Traps

Unprofessional communication can throw your fast track career into reverse faster than you can say “oops.” That’s why I like to warn my clients to beware of what I call the seven deadly sins of communication. 1) Loose Tongues Lose Credibility If you wouldn’t say it to their face don’t say it, period. When you […]

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