Tuesday, August 25, 2009

How To Influence Without Authority

Every month on the Anita Borg Institute's site, I answer a career or leadership question.


" I am in the difficult situation of being unofficial project lead, responsible for team performance to schedule and budget. How can I influence and motivate the team to get the job done, when I do not have a job title that commands their respect?"

Read the column at AnitaBorg.org

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Influence others in every conversation you have

Women who break through into senior-level leadership get there by delivering results, and knowing how to influence, with or without direct authority.

Laurie Oare is Senior Vice President/General Manager of Next Day Gourmet National, at US Foodservice.

“You can influence others in every conversation you have. In a subtle way, we convey our confidence and professionalism in every interaction that we have with co-workers, customers, superiors and subordinates” , Oare explained.

Oare joins the Women's Leadership Webinar Series as guest speaker in October, to share her tips and personal experiences on the topic 'Becoming a Person of Influence'.

The webinars are ideal for your corporate women's network group. Purchase a log-in, and invite colleagues to watch with you in a conference room. After the 60-minute webinar concludes, ask them to stay for a discussion group. We'll provide discussion questions to get things rolling.

Learn more about the year-long webinar series >>

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Office Politics: Your questions answered by Nina Simosko

The Women's Leadership Webinar Series kicks off 8/19 with "Winning at the Game of Office Politics" with speaker Nina Simosko, of SAP's executive team.

Last time Nina joined us for a webinar, she fielded numerous questions on her favorite topic, office politics. In true rock-star style, she has blogged answers to all of them!

Read Nina's answers>>

Register for the year-long leadership webinar series >>

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Join the Women's Leadership Coaching group on LinkedIn

Women's Leadership Coaching Inc helps women create a roadmap into leadership positions in business, with seminars, webinars and executive coaching.

Join our
LinkedIn group to share leadership ideas and resources, and to network with other like-minded women.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Four Tips for Becoming a Visionary in Challenging Times

Think you can't become a visionary? Think again!

During a recent women’s leadership webinar, I asked Krista Thomas, Vice President, Marketing and Communications for The Calais Initiative at Thomson Reuters, how a person should determine what their organization needs in these challenging economic times.

In addition to answering the question, she addressed a more intriguing issue - how to provide visionary leadership during challenging economic times.

Read the article at
TheGlassHammer.com >>