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Are You Trying to Solve Problems by Talking Too Much?

The person Chief Executive Magazine named as CEO of the year for 2018 was announced earlier this year as Lockheed Martin’s Marillyn Hewson, chairman, president and CEO. She is also an industrial engineer. When she took over, she identified Lockheed’s approach to customer service as an “engineering approach, often talking more than listening.” That statement […]

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What Does Caring Mean for Leaders?

Years ago when I started talking about being a compassionate leader, the topic was on the fringes of leadership discussions. Research shows that the Millennial generation of workers prefer working for compassionate leaders, so there is an increase in interest in what it takes to be compassionate. The short definition of compassion is to show […]

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Why Ambitious Women Hold Themselves Back

Over the past years working with men and women in tough industries for women to get ahead, I have constantly been on the look-out for the reasons why more women don’t succeed in landing top jobs. I have found one signature work by Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith that explains a lot. Their book How Women […]

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