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

2013 Governor’s Conference for Women debuts in the Circle City

We invited Levo League member Jacqueline Sue Mills (@JackieSueMills) to join our team of bloggers covering the inaugural 2013 Indiana Governor’s Conference for Women (#INGC13) on Nov. 5th. Here’s her take on the excitement around this historic event. 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

I’d Rather Be in Charge

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Part of the IYF Guest Bloggers series. Cross-posted from “Career Wisdom,” the blog of Caroline Dowd-Higgins. This blog title resonates so clearly for many of us and happens to be the title of Charlotte Beers’ new book. Former Chairman and … Continue reading

Rocking Indy

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Part of the IYF Guest Bloggers series.Cross-posted from “Career Wisdom,” the blog of Caroline Dowd-Higgins. It was the brainchild of my friend and mentor, Deborah Collins Stephens and it took 3 years from our first Starbucks meeting to produce the … 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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Forget The Glass Ceiling: Leadership Lessons from the White House to the Board Room

Part of the IYF Guest Bloggers series. Cross-posted from Deborah’s blog.

Betsy Myers has served two Presidents.  As a senior adviser on women’s issues under President Bill Clinton and Chief Operating Officer for President Barack Obama’s campaign, Betsy has experienced leadership at the highest levels. In her latest book, Take The Lead Betsy says that her curiosity has framed her leadership efforts.  Questions such as: Why is it that some people challenge us and motivate us to rise to our best abilities, while others seem to drain our energy and spirit? What is that particular quality people have that causes others around them to fully engage and feel connected?

You can learn more from Betsy Myers by joining me at the Midwest Women’s Invent Your Future conference June 19. Until then, here are 5 leadership lessons from Betsy Myers: Continue reading