Category Archives: Corporate Culture

Is Your Organization Weinstein-Proof?
07 Nov 2017

Is Your Organization Weinstein-Proof?

A few weeks ago Hollywood was rocked by revelations of Harvey Weinstein’s serial sexual misconduct…including alleged rape. The powerful Weinstein Group saw its brand value and legendary reputation plummet overnight. Now the list of people accused across multiple industries is growing day by day. The Wall Street Journal just reported that Fidelity Investments, one of […]

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Engage Employees to Dramatically Boost Performance, Productivity, and Profits
24 Oct 2017

Engage Employees to Dramatically Boost Performance, Productivity, and Profits

Employee engagement has weakened dramatically, and a Gallup survey found that two-thirds of the workforce is inadequately engaged. That startling lack of engagement costs businesses in the U.S. between five and six billion dollars a year in lost productivity. So what’s the solution? The word “engage” can be traced back in history to a French […]

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How Do You Speak to Own C-Level Leadership Influence?
28 May 2015

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 2014

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 2014

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 2013

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 2013

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 2013

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 2013

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 2012

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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