Tuesday, April 27, 2010

How a Change Agent Communicates

In today's Emerging Leaders Webinar, guest speaker Betty Chan-Bauza, VP, Corporate Strategy, LifeLock, spoke about how to be an effective change agent, and the importance of communicating impactfully to get others on board. Chan-Bauza's stories of risk-taking to lead change showcased her impressive communication skills, and she mentioned some resources that participants might find valuable.

Here's Chan-Bauza's reading list for being an effective change agent, leader, and business strategist.

The Art of SpeedReading People: How to Size People Up and Speak Their Language
~ by:Paul D. Tieger, Barbara Barron-Tieger

Toxic People: Decontaminate Difficult People at Work Without Using Weapons Or Duct Tape
~ by: Marsha Petrie Sue

Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant
~ by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
~ by Jim Collins

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Discover what it takes to break into leadership: May 24, San Francisco

Join me on May 24 in San Francisco for Poised for Leadership, a one-day workshop for women who want to create a roadmap into positions of responsibility, influence and leadership. Register now, to discover what it really takes for you to break through into leadership. You will learn how to:
  • Project a seasoned, credible leadership presence
  • Gain visibility and reward for your accomplishments
  • Build a reputation as a leader, expert or go-to person
  • Understand the dynamics of power in your organization
  • Navigate organizational politics with savvy
  • Build an influential network
  • Leverage your network to gain access to hidden resources, information and opportunities
  • Cultivate influence and get buy-in for ideas and initiatives
  • Create, envision and lead high-profile projects.
Poised for Leadership is receiving rave reviews from women across the US and Canada. One 2009 participant wrote:

"... a month ago I was promoted to a Senior Manager position, three months after attending Poised for Leadership.

The takeaways from the workshop have tangibly accelerated my career advancement. If nothing else, a daily affirmation that "I am a future Vice Pr
esident" has transformed my decision-making and attitude about work.

Thanks for offering such a valuable resource to women leaders."

DATE: May 24, 9:00am - 4:30pm

LOCATION: Schiff Hardin LLP, One Market Plaza, Spear Street Tower, Thirty-Second Floor, San Francisco

Register now for $269 >>

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

April calendar: workshops, conferences and webinar

Here are some of my upcoming engagements that are open to the public.

Society of Women Engineers-Detroit conference, April 10
Kettering University, Flint MI
Keynote address: Becoming a Person of Influence

WIT (Women in Technology), April 13
AT&T Government Solutions, Vienna, VA
Becoming a Person of Influence

Chicago Financial Women, April 22

Bank of America, Chicago
An evening with Jo Miller, Women's Leadership Coaching: Create Your Leadership Brand

Emerging Women Leaders Webinar Series, April 27
Suceeding as an Agent of Change

NCHRA's HR WEST Conference, April 26-28
South San Francisco Conference Center
Session 1006, April 28: Overcome Office Politics: Navigate Your Organization with Savvy

Friday, April 2, 2010

Hear Kelli Crane, SVP/CIO, Thomson Reuters speak on Executive Presence, April 6

Next Tuesday's Executive Women Leaders Webinar features Kelli Crane, SVP/CIO, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Thomson Reuters, speaking on the topic of 'Executive Presence'.

Executive Presence

April 6, 1pm Eastern, 12noon Central, 11am Mountain, 10am Pacific USA time, for 1 hour.

Why do some leaders have the ability to walk into a room, and own it? Discover the various facets of executive presence, and how to build your leadership brand as a leader. Learn the Top 10 Qualities of Executive Presence and how to project a seasoned, credible presence.

Register now for the year-long series >>

One of the biggest problems women have is they work really hard...

From NYT's column on women and Wall Street:

...Morgan Stanley has but one senior woman executive: Ruth Porat, a longtime firm veteran who was recently appointed as chief financial officer. She has been an outspoken advocate for the hiring and promoting of more women on Wall Street.

“One of the biggest problems women have is they work really hard and put their heads down and assume hard work gets noticed,” Porat has said.

“And hard work for the wrong boss does not get noticed. Hard work for the wrong boss results in one thing — that boss looks terrific and you get stuck.”