Authentic Leadership

By Susan Siegmund | For women leaders who are committed to being authentic and to inspiring and empowering their teams so that everyone flourishes

Looking for a job? Ditch the resume tips and open a marketing book

For many unemployed young people, the job hunt is a dismal pursuit.<p>Books about resume-writing state the importance of “standing out,” but it’s hard to showcase your achievements when everyone around you has comparable triumphs. Even that stellar academic history becomes a minimum requirement when …

Employment
Creativity

How Women Can Balance Strong Leadership with Authenticity

As women, we face unique challenges as leaders, whether we work in the corporate world or as business owners. There seems to be a large chasm between …

Leadership

Transcend Your Job Description: A Fun Way to Give Yourself Purpose at Work

Today’s hypercompetitive job market — which leaves most of us looking over our shoulders, wondering whether someone younger, smarter and more …

Leadership

100 Great Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Ask

Paul Graham, Jim Collins, Tony Hsieh, and other business leaders share the questions you should be asking if you want to improve your company.<p>There’s no Superman versus Iron Man face-off between questions and answers over which is the better tool for innovation. But if there were, questions would …

MBA
The Workplace

12 Habits Of Productive People

Wish you wasted less time and got more done? Welcome to the club.<p>So why is it, then, when we mean well and are focused on the task at hand, we can still manage to get bogged down by things like emails and weekly reports?<p>The key to being productive is knowing your priorities, notes Robert Pozen, a …

Time Management
The Workplace
Employment

10 Reasons Employees Really Care About Their Jobs

Want your employees to really care? First you have to really care about them.<p>What makes a job more than just a list of duties?<p>Caring.<p>Pay is important. Benefits are important. But pay and benefits are also expected; what makes employees go the extra mile is the feeling of belonging to a team, of …

Employment

7 Things Really Amazing Communicators Do

Want to be successful? You have to communicate effectively. Here are 7 practices to master.<p>It doesn't matter whether you are in the business of delivering products or services--either way, your success depends heavily on communication. When things go wrong, you can almost always trace the problem …

Leadership

10 Ways Companies Drive Away Talent

If there’s one word that’s almost certain to appear somewhere on every business’s website, that word is <b>talent</b>. Companies of every size love to talk about talent! They can talk about talent all day long.<p>It’s easy to talk about talent on a website or in a recruiting brochure. It’s easy to say “We …

Employment

The mind business

General Mills, the company behind Cheerios cereal and Häagen-Dazs ice cream, is headquartered on a leafy expanse outside Minneapolis, Minnesota. …

Three Mistakes to Avoid When Networking

We all know networking has the potential to dramatically enhance our careers; making new connections can introduce us to valuable new information, job opportunities, and more. But despite that fact, many of us are doing it wrong — and I don’t just mean the banal error of trading business cards at a …

Networking

How to Get Your Employees to Think Strategically

Studies show that strategic thinking is the most important element of leadership. But how do you instill the trait in others at your company?<p>What leadership skill do your employees, colleagues, and peers view as the most important for you to have? According Robert Kabacoff, the vice president of …

Leadership

Leaders Ride the Waves

While on my recent family vacation, I spent some time joyfully playing in the ocean. On days that the water was calm, I would get in to cool off and …

7 Unconventional Behaviors Of Inspiring Leaders

There are very few great managers. And even fewer great leaders. Making your team happy by displaying behaviors that are expected from you as a manager is hard. But it is even harder to inspire people to follow you, especially if you don’t have direct authority over them.<p>Leaders are not always …

Leadership

The fine art of listening — for managers

Last year, Glenn Burkins decided it was time to completely rethink his business model. But instead of dreaming up a new concept himself, he wanted his customers to do it.<p>Burkins — who edits Qcitymetro.com, a North Carolina website for African-American news — decided to go on what he dubbed a …

CEOs

Why all women need a strong LinkedIn profile

Women are natural relationship builders. We excel at reaching out and building friendships. But reading research from the Boolean Black Belt Sourcing …

Women's News

Leadership Mantra for New Managers: Connect. Inspire. Empower.

<i>I originally wrote this post for Sold Magazine.</i> <i>I’ve made some revisions to the published version.</i><p><i>“How long employees stay at a company, and how</i> …

Leadership

How to prepare for your next (inevitable) career change

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers’ new Leadership Lab series, where executives and leadership experts share their views and advice about the leadership and management issues of today. There will be a new column every weekday. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>Over the past …

Finding the Space to Lead

“It really worked!” announced one of the corporate leaders as she arrived early for a mindful leadership practice session. Susan (as we’ll call her) …

Mindfulness

Why Women Vanish As They Move Up The Career Ladder

<i>This is the second article in a three-part series in which Sherwin, the COO of leadership consultancy Zenger Folkman, examines women's leadership effectiveness, representation in corporate America, and solutions for increasing their ranks.</i><p>The answer to why women vanish in such large numbers as they …

Leadership
Innovation

The Four Secrets to Employee Engagement

How did you feel about coming to work this morning?<p>I’m sure many factors influenced whether you felt like digging right in, but one of the most significant was almost surely your boss.<p>It seems obvious: Direct supervisors who set their teams up for success, observe them in action, ask for feedback, …

Employee Engagement
Employment