Emerging Leaders

The Pros and Cons of Believing the Best

May 5, 2016
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A couple weeks ago I blogged on the pros and cons of assuming the worst. (Yes indeed there are a few upsides to always waiting for the other shoe to drop. You can read that post here.) Today, I want to focus on my preferred mindset – believing the best. Though there are people who […]

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How We Raise Leaders

August 5, 2015
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Over the next few weeks many moms (and a fair share of dads too) will wrestle with the pride, the heartache, and the gamut of other emotions that comes with their babies leaving the nest for college or any number of other paths they’ve chosen as their first stop on their journey into adulthood. Although […]

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5 Signs a Teammate is Not Ready to Lead

July 30, 2015
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In my previous post, 7 Signs a Teammate is Ready to Lead, we covered some good indicators of teammates ready to take on a leadership role within an organization. But what about the warning signs that point to a colleague not yet ready to lead others? Here are five to look out for:

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7 Signs a Teammate is Ready to Lead

July 27, 2015
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“When is someone ready to lead?” It’s a simple, straightforward question leaders ask about their teammates and teammates ask about themselves. Although there isn’t a simple checklist that determines one’s capacity for influencing others or readiness for direct reports, there are seven characteristics I always look for in my leaders.

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The 80/20 Leadership Rule

June 12, 2015
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I had the opportunity to participate in a great meeting with some emerging leaders last week that my husband (and COO of Impact Performance Group) Keven was leading. He was coaching these growing leaders on the importance of developing their team, and why, and he used the 80/20 rule to illustrate his point. The 80/20 […]

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5 Leadership Lessons for Graduates

May 27, 2015
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Graduation season is upon us! Whether your child is graduating from high school or college, the anxiety can easily mount as we get used to loosening our reins (Note: I did not say let go! Ha!). I’ve been a blessed mother of three beautiful children, two who graduated from college and now our baby of […]

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Bridge Your Workplace Generation Gap

May 15, 2015
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How well are you doing at bridging the generation gap inside your organization? No, I’m not talking about Gen X and Gen Y. I’m talking about your Legacy group and your Accelerate group. You may not be familiar with the terms, but after I explain you’ll know exactly who I’m talking about. Legacy Group Your […]

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Leading Through the Generation Gap

February 20, 2015
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It intrigues me that although the oldest of Generation Y are well into their thirties, many leaders are still a bit perplexed as to how they should lead and influence this group. About half of our employees within the four entities I lead at iPG probably fall within the Gen Y range, so today I […]

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Smart or Wise Leadership: Why It Matters

November 16, 2014
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This past week I was visiting with a comrade regarding smart people who aspire to be leaders. This led us to discussing the difference between having wisdom and having knowledge. Most leaders love to have smart, knowledgeable people on their team. After all, that’s less pressure on the leader to have all the answers, right? […]

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Are you Building a Legacy or a Résumé?

October 12, 2014
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I’ve written on legacy before (Will Anyone Miss You? Live Out Your Legacy and How to Build a Legacy of Leadership), but today I’m prompted to write on it from a new point of view. I’ve always wanted to live a life that has a lasting legacy, but of course I don’t get to decide […]

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