How much attention do you give to creating, developing, and maintaining professional relationships—in the context of today’s business environment? If you’re spending all of your time..Continue Reading
A recent article in Forbes by Bonnie Marcus explored what it takes to keep women in tech companies. At the end of the piece, Marcus notes: “Off..Continue Reading
I received a call last week from a woman who had participated in SHAMBAUGH’s Women in Leadership and Learning (WILL) Program nearly two decades ago, soon..Continue Reading
I was interviewed last month for a Harvard Business Review podcast (HBR IdeaCast) on the topic of “Managing Someone Who’s Too Collaborative.” During this discussion with..Continue Reading
Newsweek recently reported on how Russia was giving “smiling lessons” for the World Cup to help the locals seem friendlier to tourists. This is an interesting example..Continue Reading
I’ve been on the road the last several weeks with the SHAMBAUGH team, working with our clients’ leadership and executive groups. A common theme has arisen in a number of my interactions regarding executive presence, which is a somewhat intangible attribute that can be subtle to define and awkward to discuss. No wonder it’s an area people want to learn more about! So let’s explore this together and learn what executive presence is, why it’s important, and how you can show up with it.Continue Reading
In my last post, I discussed how women can benefit from the “fake it until you make it” approach when it comes to improving their confidence levels. Men often use this strategy without thinking about it, erring on the side of overconfidence, while many women end up inadvertently holding themselves back from advancement opportunities by believing themselves to be less capable than they really are.
In SHAMBAUGH’s Women in Leadership Learning (WILL) Program, we share a number of strategies to help boost women’s confidence, which is important in developing a strong leadership and executive presence. Here are five steps that women can start taking today to let others know that they’re ready, willing, and able to take on the tough assignments that can lead to big opportunities...Continue Reading