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Management

  • Women Can Borrow a Few Menís Success Behaviors
    by Stacy Radin Women are making inroads in the world of business leadership, but there is still work to be done. As a leadership consultant and executive coach whose passion is to develop women leaders, I believe that we can all help our cause by borrowing a few behaviors that men use successfu...
  • Attend a Seminar Without Leaving Your Office
    As a woman business owner, you are always busy, and too often it’s professional development activities that never make it on your schedule.  Who can think about attending a business growth seminar when 100 orders have to be shipped this week? At Women's Leadership Exchange®, we w...
  • Transform Your Business Culture and Reap Rewards
    by Susan Steinbrecher Paul Orfalea, the founder of Kinko’s, was an incredibly talented entrepreneur and exceptional leader during his tenure with the giant document copying chain that still bears his nickname on the sign (FedEx Kinko’s).  He knew that the secret to success was ...
  • Connect Ö Through a Well-Designed Work Place
    A successful business owner knows to plan the financial aspects of an enterprise, but what about planning how you will actually work on a daily basis?  “When you run a business, you know that you need to plan banking services, loans, and other financial matters,” says Pernille ...
  • Have the Courage To Be 'Nice'
    By Robin Koval and Linda Kaplan Thaler Time and time again, we have seen the extraordinary power of nice in our business dealings and in our personal lives. It is the patient passenger who politely asks the airline ticket agent to please check one more time who gets the first-class upgrade, rath...
  • You Love 'em, You Need 'em, But they Just Aren't Performing
    By Janelle Brittain, MBA, CSP When an employee is excellent at fulfilling 90% of his or her responsibilities, but that 10% gap is killing you, what are you to do? How do you change specific behaviors while keeping the person motivated and productive? After years of managing people, I develope...
  • A Busy Womanís Guide to Fashion
    For any serious business women, a professional and polished look is essential. But, time to shop may not always be easy to find, and business women often need clothing that fits all their many roles in life. So, how can a busy woman adapt her wardrobe to move effortlessly from sales meeting, to cock...
  • Learn about the founding of The Women's Leadership Exchange® in The Womanís Advantage: 20 Women Entrepreneurs Show You What it Takes to Youíre your Business
    Your prospects may have hundreds of options for purchasing the product or service you provide. How do you stand out from your competition? What do you offer that they don’t?  How can you present your business in an innovative way to gain their attention? The Woman’s Advantage a...
  • Style Solved
    For many business women, a professional and polished look is essential, but few have the time to shop or are able to find clothing that fits their needs.  So, how can a woman adapt her wardrobe to move effortlessly from morning sales meeting to drinks with clients to a PTA meeting?  ...
  • Sara Blakely, Creator and Founder of Spanx, Discusses the Influences in Her Life
    In 1998, Sara Blakely, frustrated that she couldn’t find the proper foundation garment to wear under her cream-colored slacks, cut the feet off of a pair of pantyhose.  Through determination and spunk, she received a patent for her invention, convinced a hosiery manufacturer to coll...
  • The Change Game: Winning through Communication
    Aren?t most managers frustrating? They can be so inconsistent and difficult to read. One day, a manager goes with the flow; the next day, the same manager seems deadline-driven. Since that manager could be you, matching how you communicate with what changes you want to achieve in your organization...
  • Communicating The Wyndham Way...
    Brand communication is on everyone?s agenda these days. So is travel. So communicating the hotel experience in a consistent, congenial, and even scintillating style can be paramount to a hotel?s success. Wyndham Hotel and Resort?s Cary Jehl Broussard, Vice President of Marketing, takes us inside an...
  • Feedback: Easier to Give Than to Receive
    No one escapes receiving feedback today--not the teacher, hospital administrator, attorney, elected official, consultant, or you: the businesswoman. Your internal and external customers demand accountability from you and anyone else with whom they spend time or money. Everyone is a consumer who ex...
  • Connect With Employees When You?re Under Fire
    By Barbara and Elizabeth Pagano To be effective in influencing followers, to be well regarded (if not well liked), to be seen as credible, indeed to be thought of as a leader, one must possess a controlled demeanor during challenging times. To illustrate the point, consider what happened when...
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