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Leadership

  • 5 Daily Habits Of Successful Entrepreneurs
    This article originally appeared on OPEN Forum. Visit www.openforum.com for more tips on how to achieve business success. Have you ever noticed that when you get things right in your business, other opportunities start arriving, with almost no effort on your part? Its all about momentum. Othe...
  • You Are What You Think
    By The Center for Creative Leadership Want to boost your confidence, mental toughness and resilience? Enhance the performance of your team? CCL's Bill Adams says the mental models used by elite athletes can be used to manage your mind for peak performance at work. "Your thoughts affect you...
  • Woman Business Owners Decision Making for a New Decade
    When women-owned businesses are as large as men-owned businesses and move into industries like engineering and construction, the owners will start making decisions in the same way that men do is an argument that I have been hearing for years. Today, women entrepreneurs own and run sizeable, h...
  • Top Ten Characteristics of Successful Women Business Owners
    By Sharon Hadary Today, there are more women in leadership positions than at any time in this country’s history.  Women are making history and changing the face of this nation’s economy.  Today, women hold 51% of all management and professional positions.  Fourteen ...
  • It Pays to Be Nice: Winning Clients With Kindness
    It is simply not enough to generate a new client or deliver a new program, product or service for your existing clients. If all the one-hit-wonders were lined up one behind the other, it would look like one of those giant dominoes displays ready to be toppled with the flick of the first one in l...
  • Meet the WLE Biz Wiz
    An interview with Lindsay Phillips,  the creator of the famous SwitchFlops – flip-flops with interchangeable straps. Her invention has been named the hottest new fashion product of 2009 according to Vogue and InStyle!  http://www.switchflops.com/ WLE: You got the idea from a high...
  • Straight Talk
    Leslie Grossman, cofounder of Women's Leadership Exchange®, has her eye on success for all of us as we move into Fall.  Here's her thoughts on how she keeps Women's Leadership Exchange® on the success path and they just could help you succeed, too. I have a large bag of tricks to keep me ...
  • Jennifer Kahnweiler Resources
    Download: "The Introverted Leader" Whitepaper Download: Top 13 Things Every Successful Business Woman Should Have...
  • How To Get Big Results By Thinking Small
    Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval are CEO and President, respectively, of The Kaplan Thaler Group, creators of such pop-culture icons as the Aflac Duck, and the authors of several national bestsellers. Here they share insights from their newest book, THE POWER OF SMALL: Why Little Things Make ...
  • Straight Talk
    By Leslie Grossman They say, "When things get tough, the tough get going."  As an entrepreneur and business owner, I'm always learning lessons.  Sometimes it seems that I am a never-ending student.  Just when I think I graduated, I have to go back to first grade.  T...
  • Successful Women in Technology: Helen Greiner
    Helen Greiner, chairman and co-founder of iRobot Corp, and keynote speaker at WLE’s Boston conference in October 2008, is used to taking on challenges.  As a mechanical engineer with two degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she made her way in a male-dominated field...
  • Got Leadership?
    Barack Obama just won the presidency.  So it’s a great time for us to look at leadership.  We know that our country needs a president who is a leader not a manager.  The president appoints the managers. What does your company need, a manager or a leader?  Maybe both.&nb...
  • Straight Talk
    Experience is a great teacher.   When I was in my twenties, when something went wrong, it always seemed to be a catastrophe because I conjured an imaginary outcome in my mind.   A boyfriend stopped calling. (I’m not worthy of a serious relationship.)  My boss critic...
  • Leadership Expert Sarah Weddington Offers Advice for Hard Times
    Dr. Sarah Weddington, keynote speaker at the Women's Leadership Exchange® West Coast Summit August 12, 2008,  is a nationally recognized attorney, a former Texas legislator and assistant to U.S. President Jimmy Carter, and a highly sought- after speaker on leadership.  Here she sh...
  • New York Keynote Speaker, Michelle Peluso, Shares Five Leadership Lessons
    Michelle Peluso is CEO of Travelocity and Executive Vice President of Sabre Holdings.  In this excerpt from her keynote address, Peluso offers five practical steps each of us can take to become true business leaders. We are a generation of women who have almost unlimited freedom and opport...
  • Got Leadership?Whos got it? How do you get it?
    By WLE Cofounder Leslie Grossman, and co-creator of the new WLE Leadership Executive Circle (LEXCI) program The word “leadership” has recently been batted about the media, especially as it relates to our current slate of political candidates.  Journalists and opinion leaders a...
  • Leaders Accept and Manage Change
    Speaking to the audience at WLE’s Northern California Conference in September, 2007, the former Chairman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard and author of Tough Choices Carly Fiorina noted that leadership rests on managing change and helping others accept it.  Here are some quotes from her rem...
  • Use Your Knowledge to Explore the Possibilities
    by Edie Weiner Business owners, be they men or women, often are tempted to think that their big break will come when they land that high-profile client, discover that “angel” investor, or hire the “perfect” employee. Indeed, all those things are good, but in the end the k...
  • Step Outside Your Comfort Zone
    Running and growing a business is often about taking – and mitigating – risks. Every product introduction, every sale and every hire holds the potential for great success, but also contains an equal chance of disappointment. So how do you keep the calm demeanor of a high-stakes gamble...
  • You Hold the Keys to Success
    Keys are mysterious objects that hold tremendous power. Consider the key that opens the door to private spaces – homes, offices, hotel rooms. In days past, such keys were beautifully designed and people sometimes wore them on an elegant string around their neck or wrist (at least in the old...
  • Connect With Growth Gurus Who Offer Real-World Advice
    Do you possess the leadership skills to grow your business to the next level?  Can public relations help you expand your business?  Do you have the mental strength to make the next move to success? If these and similar questions keep you awake at night, relief is on the way.  The...
  • Connect Through Face-to-Face Customer Contact
    With the instant communication that today’s technology offers, it’s tempting to reduce the amount of “face time” you give clients.  After all, they’re receiving your monthly e-newsletter and you or your staff has regular telephone contact with them.  That&...
  • Award-Winning Wisdom
    The Women's Leadership Exchange® Compass Awards, presented at each of our conferences, honor women who have shifted the paradigm of how women are perceived as leaders in the world.  Be inspired by the words of our other Chicago 2006 Compass Award winners. “The biggest door that shuts ...
  • Dr. Dorothy Height: The Courage to Change the World
    Dr. Dorothy Height, in 1937 answered the call of Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), to join the quest for equal opportunity, and she never looked back.  Through her volunteer leadership of NCNW, which she headed as president for four decades, and her...
  • Sheila Johnson: The Courage to Challenge the Business Establishment
    Sheila Johnson, recipient of a Women's Leadership Exchange® Compass Award at our recent conference in Atlanta, is CEO of Salamander Hospitality, LLC.  The firm is developing Salamander Resort & Spa, a 120-room, five-star resort, spa, and conference center in northern Virginia. In t...
  • Straight Talk by Leslie Grossman
    I’ve been an entrepreneur since I was 24 years old. And I have started 5 different businesses.  I don’t have to tell you, I have more than a few years experience under my high heels!! And in that time I’ve learned a lot. I guess that’s why they say “Youth is wa...
  • What We Can Learn from the Beatles
    By Leslie Grossman Believe it or not…there’s a lot we can learn from the Beatles about managing our businesses. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah. Seriously, I was delighted to stumble on an article by business consultant, Andrew Sobel, in Strategy and Business.  Dr. Sobel says that there are ...
  • 10 Ways Business Owners Can Yield Influence
    By Leslie Grossman, Cofounder, Women?s Leadership Exchange As a business owner, you strive to be successful and make an impact every day. Each January, we resolve to do things better and each February we go back to our same old habits. So, staring now, I’m challenging myself to commit to a...
  • Opportunities from WLE Advisory Board/Supporting Orgs
    Call for Nominations: NAWBO-2004 NYC Signature Awards Do you know of a women business owner who has made her mark on the New York business community? Here?s your opportunity to celebrate her accomplishments On March 16th, 2004, the National Association of Women Business Owners will hold its an...
  • Mindy's Rules: Building Blocks to Business Leadership
    Mindy Herman, President and CEO of E! Networks, is recognized as one of the pre-eminent leaders in entertainment and an entrepreneur par excellence. How did she get from ?there? to ?here?? At WLE?s 2003 Southern California conference, Mindy shared the rule book that paved her path to success, and e...
  • What Is Executive Presence? (And Why Is It So Important?)
    by Connie Glaser A recent analysis of over 60,000 senior-level execs by a team of industrial psychologists revealed that female managers ranked higher than their male counterparts in almost every measure (i.e, motivating others, goal-setting, listening, et al) except one: confidence. That?s the g...
  • Articles from Advancing Women in Leadership
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