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GOOD THINGS DON’T COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT. THEY COME TO THOSE WHO LEAD

Good things come to those who wait? Or a door will open for you somewhere. Every time I hear someone tell somebody something like this, I just think – What? What world are they living in? Be the leader you were meant to be.  Lead your team members where they need to go.  Make your life happen even if you have to kick down some doors. You have to hustle …

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A MESSAGE ON JOB TITLES FOR HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS

Leaders, and especially human capital management (HCM) professionals, are charged with ascertaining not only what the human capital and staffing needs are for current and future success but also what specific titles should correspond with each position.  In accomplishing this task, human capital management professionals need to consider the specific role, the value and the outcomes they are seeking from each position they create and fund. We often spend more …

THE FOUR (4) PERILS OF DECISIVE LEADERSHIP

When did we decide that decisive leadership was synonymous with effective leadership?  And, what information did we use to make that decision, or did we ever actually decide this at all? Decisive Leadership Matters, but Effective Leadership Matters More Too often organizations and executive boards say they want their top executives to be decisive leaders, and then they spend all kinds of time and money cleaning up the messes that …

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10 THINGS “REAL” SMART FEMALE LEADERS DO

Okay people – The article made me do it, and I just couldn’t sit with this again today. I get bothered a bit anytime someone posits that there is such a thing as “real” men or “real” women and eludes to the fact that the “real” ones are those who conform to what other people agree with. And those who make decisions contrary to another person’s values or wishes are …

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HOW LONG IS TOO LONG TO STAY IN THE SAME JOB AND THREE (3) HUGE RISKS FOR DOING SO

We read and talk about job hopping and how it can be detrimental to one’s career, but I posit that staying in the same position too long (what I call ‘job clinging’) can be just as detrimental – if not worse – to career advancement, salary increases and professional development opportunities than job hopping. Long gone are the days where we finish school and then sign up to work for …