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The Artist That Hides Within

2019-05-21T16:28:10+00:00

How artistic are you?  How do you know?  How do your artistic talents show up? Do you have hidden artistic capabilities or interests?  Or, are you confident art is just not your thing in any shape or form? Many people who do not describe themselves as artistic are quite endowed with creative gifts or inklings.  [...]

The Artist That Hides Within2019-05-21T16:28:10+00:00

Why I Disagree With This Trending Article

2019-03-19T18:09:21+00:00

This is a response to the trending article on LinkedIn, “Making Jokes During a Presentation Helps Men But Hurts Women.” I’m not convinced that humor in presentations hurts women more than men. First, it depends on whether or not the humor is well done.  Is it really funny?  Next, is it appropriate for the audience? Second, it [...]

Why I Disagree With This Trending Article2019-03-19T18:09:21+00:00

No One Should Just Have to “Deal With” It

2019-03-18T17:47:39+00:00

10 Ways To Prevent YOUR Personality Risks from Doing Harm At CDR, we have coached thousands of executives around the globe. After the deep self-awareness assessment and coaching, only a few of these leaders have dug in their heels and said something like: ‘Well, that is who I am… and my people will just need [...]

No One Should Just Have to “Deal With” It2019-03-18T17:47:39+00:00

Start the New Year Right: Energize With A New Level of Self Awareness

2019-01-24T18:45:54+00:00

Do you want to re-energize, refocus and make sure you are at your best? When is the last time you took time out to renew, refresh and tend to your own well being? Leadership and business demands can be exciting and can also be taxing, stressful and sometimes exhausting. That is why you need to [...]

Start the New Year Right: Energize With A New Level of Self Awareness2019-01-24T18:45:54+00:00

Candor vs. Fluff When it Comes to Assessing and Developing Leaders

2018-10-04T17:53:53+00:00

After being in this business for over two decades, it continues to irk me that many assessment, leadership development firms and academic institutions are still peddling what I call “fluff.” When we started CDR on October 5, 1998, we began with this quote (which we edited for gender parity in 2017) “The greatest good you can [...]

Candor vs. Fluff When it Comes to Assessing and Developing Leaders2018-10-04T17:53:53+00:00

Is the ROI on Your LD Initiatives Budget-Worthy?

2018-09-05T19:42:39+00:00

For most LD leaders, the budgeting process is the same every year – estimating numbers based on past experiences, looking at industry trends, and considering internal training and talent needs for the year ahead.  The semantics of programs and the fees change slightly, but not much more.  It’s time we take an honest look at [...]

Is the ROI on Your LD Initiatives Budget-Worthy?2018-09-05T19:42:39+00:00

Shining the Light on Passive Aggressive Behaviors at Work

2019-01-08T22:23:24+00:00

Every day we encounter passive aggressive behaviors at work or in our lives. The impact of these behaviors can range from annoying or disappointing to catastrophic.  The simplest form of passive aggressive behavior at work is what we call “polite dissent.” However, the most severe type of passive aggressive behaviors are covert, malicious actions intent on sabotaging [...]

Shining the Light on Passive Aggressive Behaviors at Work2019-01-08T22:23:24+00:00

The “B” Word for Women in Leadership: Listen to Barbara Bush

2019-01-08T22:20:22+00:00

One of the biggest problems facing many women leaders and professionals is the “B” word: balance. Too many highly talented and aspiring women leaders are working themselves into a frazzle. They wear too many hats in and outside of work. Over the past two decades, I have coached hundreds of women who are wildly productive at work, [...]

The “B” Word for Women in Leadership: Listen to Barbara Bush2019-01-08T22:20:22+00:00

Separating Wishes from Actions to End Sexual Harassment, Bullying & the Glass Ceiling

2019-01-08T22:19:51+00:00

Sexual harassment, bullying, and the glass ceiling are real and tough challenges for women to overcome. With Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump in 2016, followed by Harvey Weinstein and the unending parade of sexual predators that continues in Hollywood, the media, Congress, and elsewhere, women and men alike are angry, disappointed, and at odds [...]

Separating Wishes from Actions to End Sexual Harassment, Bullying & the Glass Ceiling2019-01-08T22:19:51+00:00