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The Power of Stretch in Executing Strategy
Business, Management, Tara Rethore
The Power of Stretch in Executing Strategy
4 April 2013

Six months ago, I walked into a meeting of our elementary school Parent Teacher Association (PTA) with a dream, a challenge, and a Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG). We knew that environmentally-based education improves scores on standardized tests and develops critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills – all key to success in the 21st century. So, we envisioned bringing the outdoors into our classroom – by taking our classroom outdoors. Read more…

Five (More) Tips on Being a Better Leader
Empowerment, Francie Dalton, Leadership
Five (More) Tips on Being a Better Leader
4 May 2011

The other day I shared five tips on being a better leader. But that list wasn’t complete! So here are five more tips on how you can do this. (Remember, #s 1-5 are in the previous post. Read more…

Five Tips on Being a Better Leader
Francie Dalton, Leadership, Women In Business
Five Tips on Being a Better Leader
29 April 2011

Start by identifying the criteria that constitute “best,” and then consider whether your leadership provides observable evidence of those criteria. 1. Leaders must be agile. Read more…

Business At The Speed Of Burnout
Leadership, Marissa Levin, Women In Business
Business At The Speed Of Burnout
11 June 2010

“Marissa, you need to slow down. People need a chance to catch their breath and catch up with you. Those were the words that hit me hard in a conversation with one of my VPs recently. Read more…

3 Reasons Why Being a Volunteer Leader Helps Your Business
Leadership, Shonali Burke, Women In Business
3 Reasons Why Being a Volunteer Leader Helps Your Business
28 December 2009

One of the great things about joining a professional development organization is that you can get hands-on leadership experience as a volunteer; experience which, they say, will serve you well in your “real” job. Certainly that’s a selling point for such organizations and in the PR/communications field, organizations such as IABC and PRSA thrive on it. I recently started my term as President of IABC/Washington after having previously served on the chapter board as VP, Professional Development, for three years until a couple of years ago. Read more…

President’s Podcast: Turner Strategies President Suzanne Turner Talks Leadership, Social Tech, & Fem2.0
Entrepreneurship, Podcasts, social media
President's Podcast:  Turner Strategies President Suzanne Turner Talks Leadership, Social Tech, & Fem2.0
12 February 2009

At her blog The Turner Report, she’s known for being ‘the queen of snark. And when first meeting Suzanne late last year, her strengths (and then some) were evident. She’s president of Turner Strategies based in Washington, DC.And it was a pleasure re-connecting with her last week at the Fem 2.0 conference (an event she sponsored and where she moderated a panel on feminism and working women). Read more…

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