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Why Multitasking Fails

Do you think you’re good at multitasking?  Feeling energized that you can accomplish writing multiple email messages while simultaneously listening to discussions on a conference call?  The ability to multitask is something some people brag about.   It is also the way many people who struggle with being able to focus operate.  Is it the most […]

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A New Year to Do Things Differently

At the start of a new year, I encourage my clients to follow a practice I do of reviewing the past year before setting intentions for the new one.  I find that a thorough review of the previous year can provide important guidance for growth and moving ahead.  I make a list of “successes, accomplishments, […]

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Promote a Culture of Gratitude

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect, appreciate, and give thanks for all that we have.  For many of us, thankfulness is directed towards our family and friends who are seated beside us at the table.  However, too few share how grateful they are for their colleagues and employees. Gratitude Increases Engagement and Performance Research on […]

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How to Thrive in the Workplace

Earlier this month at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women, Carla Harris, Vice Chairman of Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley, gave an emotionally charged keynote on how to thrive in the workplace. Although traditional career success can often seem one dimensional, like keep your personal matters outside of work. Carla broke that mold with her multi-faceted […]

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5 Keys to Effective Networking

For some people, networking can feel uncomfortable and contrived, and even cause social paralysis (aka being “tongue-tied”.)  For others, just the thought of attending a networking event can produce an inordinate amount of stress.  Ever notice the ones who seem so naturally comfortable with networking that they always walk away with new career or business […]

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4 Reasons to Attend Your Next Conference

I have been attending conferences for years. Some I had little expectations, and walked away being greatly impressed. Others where I was an “industry newbee” and felt really stretched out of my comfort zone; and determined to learn new skills. Regardless, I can’t think of a conference that did not expand my network, my learning […]

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Making Leadership Your Competitive Advantage with Alicia Lambert of Lambert Leadership Group

Alicia Lambert, founder of Lambert Leadership Group from Knoxville, Tennessee shares her best practices for developing great leadership talent.  In this episode, I talk with coaching colleague and lifelong learner Alicia about the parallels of success both in the game of athletics and business. During our conversation, Alicia spoke with heartfelt reverence about Pat Summit and her impact […]

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Make the Leap from Manager to Leader with Maria Busch, President of Synergistic Leadership

Maria Busch, President of Synergistic Leadership and Crestcom licensee from Long Beach, California shares her wisdom for making the leap from manager to leader in today’s cross generations workplace.  In this episode, I talk with coaching colleague Maria about the skills and attributes necessary to distinguish yourself as an emerging leader. One of the most fascinating things I learned during our conversation is that millennial […]

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Marcus Allen CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Talks about Resilience and Leadership

This is sixth episode of the competitive advantage podcast. In this episode I speak with Marcus Allen, President/ CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region. Marcus shares his personal story of humble beginnings from living in the projects while being raised by his mother a single parent to leading one of the most prominent non-profit organizations in the Greater […]

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Being a Female Leader in Manufacturing

I can still remember that phone call from the President of U.S. Axle, a high quality manufacturing company located in Pottstown, who wanted to build a team of transformational leaders.  But he had a concern.   One of his most valued and talented employees seemed to be at a crossroads in her professional life.  This impasse […]

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Creative Confidence A Leader’s Shift

Earlier this month I traveled to Charlotte to attend the International Coach Federation 2nd Global Leaders Forum.  I was especially excited and honored to represent my local chapter, ICF Philadelphia again and have the privilege of hearing keynote speaker Kate Canales, Director of Design and Innovation Programs at Southern Methodist University.  Not your typical coaching […]

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Sealstrip Corporation President Heather Chandler Talks Openly About Family, Business and Community

This is third episode of the competitive advantage podcast. In this episode I speak with Heather Chandler, President of Sealstrip Corporation. Heather shares her energy, passion and leadership to grow her family’s manufacturing business as one of PA’s Great Places to Work. One of the most inspiring things I learned during our conversation is how Heather’s commitment […]