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See my article for the Forte Foundation–they inspire women business leaders: Jennifer Colosimo – DaVita: Seeking Wisdom vs. Seeking Promotion Jennifer Colosimo has the enviable and somewhat daunting title Vice President of Wisdom at DaVita Healthcare Partners. “It’s extremely difficult … Continue reading

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Direct quotes from my last 360 degree (multi-rater) feedback summary: “She is a strong, direct communicator and listens well.  Her decisions are well-thought out, she collects information from a wide variety of sources and is democratic.” “She is too sharp in her … Continue reading

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From a partnership between Girl Scouts of the USA and LeanIn.org: “When it comes to girls and ambition, the pattern is clear: girls are discouraged from leading. When a little boy asserts himself, he is called a “leader.” Yet when … Continue reading

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“When you are the new leader of a team, how do you get your team to buy-in to your strategy?” (subtext:  I’ve tried demanding buy-in, and it doesn’t work) “How do you have difficult performance conversations with people having challenges in their personal life?” … Continue reading

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In a recent article in The Atlantic, Anne-Marie Slaughter describes her own experience of stepping down from a high-level State Department position to teach at Princeton and spend more time with her children. In the process, she came to an … Continue reading

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Don’t kid yourself – work retreats are not really “retreats.”  They are work events.  A work event that permits your boss and your boss’s boss to assess if you are emotionally intelligent enough to mingle, not get drunk, to wear … Continue reading

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My recipe for building a team:  Have a vision of what you’re trying to achieve, broken down into measureable goals that teammates understand how their actions impact the achievement of that goal and, eventually, the vision. Treat teammates with respect.  … Continue reading

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