Even though we are often taught we must beat our competition to be successful, helping others is the secret key to success, aka the Diamond Rule. The Golden Rule says 'treat others they way you want to be treated." Whereas, the Platinum Rule says ''treat others the way they want to be treated". Then, think of the Diamond Rule as " GIVE, help others before you ask them to help you". Well, I'm not alone in my opinion. On LinkedIn, I follow … [Read More...]
Recently I sat down with Levo League during Office Hours to share the importance of building a strong network among your colleagues. I emphasized the important role networks can have in your development as a leader and your development as an influencer. Check out the featured article. Click on photo to watch the video
About Levo League and Office Hours
Levo is the Latin root of the word “elevate". Levo League is a social good startup designed … [Read More...]
Corporate Success: 5 must-do strategies to enable women to succeed in the corporate sector
Here are 5 must-do strategies to help you stand out and succeed within the corporate sector:
1. Be clear on your authentic personal brand and continue to be ‘on brand’ in everything you do.
Often your qualifications, experience, skills and the projects you have worked on may be similar to your colleagues; however what can differentiate … [Read More...]
Reprinted from Essence.com
by Yolanda Sangweni
If you feel like you're inching closer and closer to the glass ceiling in your current position, most likely it is time to start going after a more challenging job description. Even with a tough economy and employers scaling back on promotions and new hires, marketing yourself more aggressively to will help you stand out from the crowd and get you to the next level. ESSENCE.com spoke with … [Read More...]
Improve your communication skills. If you improve your body language you can get your thoughts across in a more effective way. You can create a connection to another person more easily. When using more powerful and appropriately balanced body language your communication skills become better and more focused.
Emotions are linked to your body language. Emotions work backwards too. If you feel good you’ll smile. If you force yourself to smile … [Read More...]
A big percentage of your credibility, competence, professionalism, will influence how you are perceived in the workplace by colleagues, staff, and clients. Even though you have worked hard to gain specialized training and expertise to advance in your job, performance counts for only 10% of career success. However, 90% depends on your professional image, personal brand, and visibility; your appearance, presence, ability to get along with others, … [Read More...]
If you feel like you’re inching closer and closer to the glass ceiling in your current position, most likely it is time to start going after a more challenging job description. Even with a tough economy and employers scaling back on promotions and new hires, marketing yourself more aggressively to will help you stand out from the crowd and get you to the next level. ESSENCE.com spoke with Austin-based executive coach and author, Ann Daly PhD … [Read More...]
Oprah Winfrey - The Leadership Brand
repost from John Baldoni, who blogs on leadership & managing people
All leaders have a brand. Whether that term is used or not, leaders have an identifiable persona that is a reflection of what they do and how others perceive them. I call this the leadership brand.
When it comes to cultivating a leadership brand, look no further than Oprah Winfrey, who recently announced that she would be ending her … [Read More...]