Articles & Blog

July 12, 2019

The Secret To Successful Business Relationships? It’s Staring You in the Face

When you hear the words “save face,” what do you think of? You might imagine someone trying to recover after saying something embarrassing. Maybe they made a misstep in the workplace and now need to repair their reputation. Egos are hurt and must be mended. In most Asian cultures, the […]
January 15, 2019

Alibaba’s Success Started With Just 1 Sentence

To have an innovative mindset, you must think globally — but that means more than you might think Recently, I discussed the first step to leading with an innovative mindset: building a learning culture. In this column, I’m exploring the second step: thinking globally. When people hear “thinking global,” they […]
December 15, 2018

Want to Innovate Like Toyota? Just Ask Why.

The powerful multinational company takes a simple — yet effective — approach to innovation Companies know that to grow, they must consistently innovate. But, to truly innovate, company leaders must lead with an innovative mindset. An innovative mindset allows leaders and workers alike to take small steps to create big […]
November 19, 2018

The Hidden Workplace Dynamic That Is Killing Your Company’s Inclusion

If your team has insiders and outsiders, you aren’t cultivating a truly inclusive environment. Diversity and inclusion aren’t just trendy business buzzwords. Research suggests that companies that embrace diversity perform better than companies that don’t make it a priority. But hiring a diverse workforce is only half the equation. In […]
October 15, 2018

What’s the Secret of Google’s Best Teams?

When Google studied its most successful teams, they discovered the secret isn’t in the ‘who’–it’s in the ‘how.’ When Google’s People Operations department (their version of human resources) set out to study what made their most high-performing teams tick, they were surprised by the results. It turns out it isn’t […]
September 17, 2018

The One Voice Holding You Back Could Be Your Own

We act on the things we tell ourselves. Here’s how to make that internal dialogue work for you. As I work with clients to help them become the leaders they want to be, I often find that the singular thing holding them back — or pushing them forward — is […]
August 15, 2018

Do You Experience Micro-Inequities at Work? Here’s How to Combat Them

There are things you can do to make your voice heard when it isn’t One of my clients is experiencing a professional obstacle that is, unfortunately, all too common. My client, Susan, is a passionate, driven, high-performing leader in a tech company. She often has a seat at the table […]
July 16, 2018

Five Ways to Empower Yourself as a Woman in Business

In a world of gender imbalance in the boardroom, women can still show up with confidence, control and authority I was recently invited to deliver a keynote speech for the annual conference of the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), an organization for women presidents, CEOs, and managing directors of privately held, […]