Climbing Mount Everest is Not a Continuous Ascent, and Your Career Isn’t Either

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I listened to Alison Levine speak at the 8th Annual Invent Your Future Conference on April 22nd at the Santa Clara Convention Center. She is a remarkable woman who was the team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition. … Continue reading

Thrive in 2014: Inspiration from Business Icons

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Chart your success path in 2014! We’re excited to share a complimentary replay of our Fall conference keynote luncheon featuring Sydnie Kohara in conversation with Martha Stewart and “Queen of Madison Avenue” Charlotte Beers. Watch and enjoy their leadership lessons … Continue reading

Introverted Women: Your Organization Needs You Now

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Jennifer Kahnweiler, Ph.D. previews her session at the 2013 Invent Your Future Conference on April 24th. Who gets their voice heard in the office? Now more than ever, it’s not the ones shouting who are making themselves known and leaning … Continue reading

That’s Intriguing #93: Have the Difficult Conversation OUT LOUD – Instead of In Your Head

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By Sam Horn That silence you just heard was me speaking my mind.” – coffee mug slogan Did you ever watch the TV sitcom Friends? Remember Phoebe, the self-described blonde ditz who sang, “Smelly cat, smelly cat?” In one episode, … Continue reading

Becoming Leaderly

Part of the IYF Guest Bloggers series. Deborah Stephens details five leadership lessons from Charlotte Beers. Cross-posted from Deborah’s blog.

Charlotte Beers broke the glass ceiling before we knew there was one. As former Chairman and CEO of Ogilvy and Mather and appointed by Colin Powell as Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy, Charlotte is one of the most successful women in the world. Admitting that her biggest failure in life has been retirement, Charlotte now spends her time helping women break through barriers, many of which Charlotte believes are self-imposed.  It’s a process she describes as “becoming leaderly.”  Here are five lessons from Charlotte Beers that can help any woman unleash the leader within:

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