Category: Leadership Development

Salesforce & Mobify: The Real-life Talent Experience


Previously featured in the Huffington Post. In 2016, I spoke with two dynamic innovation leaders, Peter McLachlan, Chief Product Officer from Mobify and Simon Weaver, VP Engineering at Salesforce. Both conversations summed up for me the real-life candidate and talent experience in today's breakthrough companies.   Peter McLachlan, Chief

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Employer branding: Why it’s time marketing, execs, and HR worked together


When working at Virgin circa 1993 I recall the marketing director of Virgin Games, Tim Chaney, claiming that the Virgin brand was one of the most recognized brands in the U.K. At the time, Richard Branson was building his empire on service/product promise, savvy advertising and word of mouth — well before PCs on desks with Microsoft Word and Google was

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The Last 100 Days Of 2016 Challenge


In every area of our lives, if we look around, we can identify areas for self-improvement or things we would like to change or goals we would like to achieve, unfortunately most of the time, we fail. It is estimated in a recent article in Forbes that only 8% of people achieve their New Year’s resolutions. That’s an astonishingly low number and

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12 Actions to Achieve Peak Performance


  Achieving peak performance in your career requires a combination of strategy and effort to maximize your potential. Taking the right action achieves measurable results. 30 years of psychological studies of high-achievers across disciplines reveals that peak performers share five traits: getting into the flow, self-awareness, the ability to relax

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Why You Need a Coach The First 90-Days in a New Job


  It’s been established by many experts that the first 90-days in a new job are critical. Once a reputation is established, it tends to be self-perpetuating. First impressions are everything, and during that first 90-days you set the tone for the rest of your tenure at a company. You want to get it right from the beginning. It’s essential

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Why Connectors Thrive at Work


  People who are good connectors thrive in our hyper connected relationship and information driven world. It's a unique ability defined as "connectional intelligence." People with strong connectional intelligence share their resources and knowledge. They understand how to tap into the resources available to them. Simply put, they are connectors.

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Millennials and Leadership in the 21st Century


  I coach millennial CEOs and entrepreneurs. As a generation they are talented, well educated, wonderfully human, internationally experienced, efficient and work well with Generation X and other millennials.  I'm observing that many of these millennials apply a new set of rules when it comes to leadership. They are highly adaptable. Building

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Why Strategic Thinkers Succeed


  There’s a lot of discussion in companies and among recruiters about the constantly evolving skills gap. A recent research report from Bloomberg News pointed out, there’s a major skills gap when it comes to essential abilities employees need to possess to succeed in a global dynamic workforce. The survey of over 1000 recruiters revealed that

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The Art of Listening: The Parisian Way


  We’ve heard of The Parisian Diet, now I think it’s time someone created a book about the art of Parisian active listening. Since I can remember, I’ve been regularly informed that I’m a good active listener. But it wasn’t until I spent two days in Paris this week, en famille, that I noticed the true art of being present in a

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5 Characteristics of Successful Leaders


Developing the essential characteristics for effective leadership is a must if you want to thrive in your career. We have entered the age of agility. According to Deloite Touche’s 2014 Human Capital Report, 21st Century leaders need to be able to build cross-functional teams, manage across diversity, drive innovation, establish direction, and develop

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5 Strategies for Gen X to Work Effectively with Millennials


In coaching both Gen X and millennials, I've noticed a disconnect happening between the two generations, and its hindering Gen X’s ability to lead. According to business consultant and thought leader Tammy Erickson, Gen X in many ways represents the leaders we need now. The original latchkey kids; they are resilient, adaptive and natural consensus

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