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Lead by Example

Lead by Example to Create a Learning Culture

The whole philosophy behind my business is that leaders can be anywhere and should be everywhere. Sometimes it’s the “de facto” leader on a team, rather than the appointed leader, who sets the pace or raises the bar. So, if you read my article on how leaders can build a learning culture, you may have wondered, “Yeah,…

Impostor Syndrome

Impostor Syndrome

Take a look at your own resume. Are you qualified, or even overqualified, on paper? Now consider your To Do List. Are you overcompensating for imaginary failings? If you answered yes to these two questions, you may be suffering from impostor syndrome! The Problem: Impostor Syndrome I grew up in a working class community in Southern Indiana. Perhaps…

Creating a Learning Culture program

Program: Creating a Learning Culture

Program Description Participation in ongoing professional development is an important component of a winning career management strategy. But how do you influence your team or organization to adopt a “learning culture” that values professional excellence? This program will help you build and sustain an environment that supports your pursuit of lifelong learning! Learning Objectives Explain…

You Don’t Have to Be a White Man to Have Privilege

I recently read a Quartz article entitled “Until I was a man, I had no idea how good men had it at work,” written by Thomas Page McBee. This piece reinforces other anecdotes (here, here, here, and here) from trans men and women on how they are treated differently — and how their skills and behaviors are interpreted…

Internal Customer by Emeka Nwonu

Internal Customer: A Different Perspective

Editor’s note: In an earlier post, I asserted that an internal customer is not really a customer. One of my readers, Emeka Nwonu, took issue with my statement, so I invited him to add his perspective for the blog. The article he submitted in response appears in its entirety below. On a personal note, I…

To be a leader, be an ally

To Be a Leader, Be an Ally

Do You Aspire to Be a Leader? If you aspire to be a leader, you’re not alone. So many corporate employees aspire to leadership roles in their organizations. They seek out high-profile projects, promotions, and executive sponsors. To really stand out in a company, though, you need to stand for something other than your own…

Employee Resource Groups White Paper

Confirmed – ERG WhitePaper

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Networking Is a Super Power

Networking Is a Super Power

The old question for success was “What do you know?” In the information age, though, we all have access to Google. Knowledge has become a commodity and is taken for granted. What you should be asking yourself instead is “What can you do, and who do you know?” (Yes, I know it should be whom, but…

Networking requires you to get out of your own backyard!

Networking in Your Industry and Beyond

Once you understand how important networking is to your career, you’ll want to get started right away. Don’t limit your CHAMP network to your own company, or even your own industry! Get out of your own backyard as often as possible by attending formal and informal networking events. Within each industry, there are countless opportunities…

Making Introductions

Making Introductions: Tips for A-List Networking

Perhaps you’ve already built a deep CHAMP Network through participation in Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), attending conferences, and building your personal brand on social media. You’ve started to build genuine relationships with a diverse collection of talented people. Now the real fun begins: making introductions. Everyday people make connections, but Superhero Networkers use introductions to create…

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