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Does Your Leadership Have The Necessary Trait To Succeed?

In part two of our Leadership Lessons from Women research series, we asked some of the most successful women leaders in business today what they felt was the one leadership trait that was most important to their own success. Not surprisingly, they used words that fit squarely into our 21st century definition of leadership. Here are the results: 
3 min read | Diane Coffey Chaput
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Mentoring Women's Leadership Development

Why it is Important to Assess Your Inclusive Culture Intelligently

Last week, I discovered that the arthritic hip that I had been protecting from too much exercise over the past 12 years was, in fact, not arthritis at all. It turns out that it is an inflexibility in my lower back that would have benefitted greatly from a decade or so of much more exercise than I was doing. The discomfort in my hip, knee and ankle was a compensation for the inflexibility in my back… An inflexibility that I should have been actively managing for quite a while now.
2 min read | Tim Kemp
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Diversity & Inclusion

The Decade That Will Change It All

Leadership + Inclusion. Two perspectives A-Z.   When Leading NOW and Luisi Tromba Advisors formed a strategic partnership, we did so because we knew...  This decade is going to forever change Leadership. We shared the same beliefs, but got there from two very distinct paths. Not surprisingly, we ended up with the same conclusion. To be a successful leader in this decade and even, dare we say, in this century––Inclusion is the game changer. 
4 min read | Kelly Primus
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In Case You Missed It: January 2021 Edition

On a timely basis we curate fabulous articles about closing the leadership gender gap on our Facebook page, LinkedIn Leading Women group and company page, and also Tweet them out.  We then share the the best of the best here on our blog!  Leading NOW's CEO speaks at University of Rhode Island URI    
7 min read | Samantha Furbush Taraskiewicz
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What are your plans for International Women's Day?

Partner with a Leading Women Expert to Help Your Organization #ChooseToChallenge  Nearly 3 million women exited the workforce in the US in 2020 due to Covid-19 - which means this year’s International Women’s Day (March 8th) can’t quite celebrate achievement without acknowledging the significant amount of work still to do. And since we are navigating unprecedented times, we must call on unprecedented actions that #choosetochallenge the barriers to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
2 min read | Diane Coffey Chaput
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Reverse Mentoring as Diverse Mentoring

A Catalyst for an Inclusive Culture  We all know that mentorship can help pave the way for career success on the road to leadership. We also know that leaders drive culture. But for a culture to truly be inclusive, leaders must model inclusivity in all that they do. For organizations and leaders who recognize the value of creating an inclusive culture, but struggle to fundamentally shift their culture to one of inclusion for all, one proven and profound method is a formalized Reverse Mentoring program. Reverse Mentoring enables people in more senior positions to gain insight from having regular, semi-structured conversations with team members who are likely to see the world from a different perspective. The process aids in better decision-making, higher retention rates for diverse talent through greater job satisfaction, and giving invaluable exposure to under-represented talent, nurturing allies and advocates within senior ranks.  Simply put, Reverse Mentoring is really about inclusion. In addition to having a positive impact on your company’s culture, Reverse Mentoring will liberate the power of all humans to generate the desired business outcomes needed to compete in today’s business environment.  
4 min read | Gretchen Sussman
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Research Concludes Mentors Are Key To Women’s Career Success

January is National Mentoring Month –– a great time to start our new 5-part series called Leadership Lessons from Women Leaders. 
4 min read | Diane Coffey Chaput
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Mentoring Women's Leadership Development

2020 Top 10 Most Read Leading NOW Blogs - In Case You Missed It

Leading Through Uncertainty: Dealing with Ambiguity We are continuing our current blog series on the core leadership competencies needed to navigate change. Change that is defined as volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA). So far we’ve covered “Interpersonal Savvy” and “Organizational Agility” - and today we are digging into “Dealing with Ambiguity.”  “Ambiguity is a type of meaning in which a phrase, statement or resolution is not explicitly defined, making several interpretations plausible. A common aspect of ambiguity is uncertainty.” Uncertainty -- hmmmm -- sound familiar? We are surrounded by so many uncertainties right now! However, we know that not all ambiguity is environmental. Ambiguity comes in several forms in the workplace. The issue arises from a lack of direction and clearly defined roles. The problem can result from the business itself or from specific managers who fail to implement the direction and roles associated with their job. It can also be cultural, or a product of barriers in understanding inclusive behaviors... Read ON! 
10 min read | Samantha Furbush Taraskiewicz
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In Case You Missed It

Oh, What a Year: 2020 Highlights

"Change is the only constant in life" - Heraclitus When we used this quote to launch our six-part series on leadership through change back in March we did not know at the time how on the nose this quote would be for all of 2020. This year has been packed with volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, but despite the global pandemic, our teams took the time to evaluate, process, and adapt to this environment of constant change.  We've been able to stay incredibly positive and, as you will shortly see, rather busy. Here are some of the highlights (in no particular order), from the last twelve months! Enjoy & Lead ON!   
9 min read | Samantha Furbush Taraskiewicz
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Leading NOW Appoints Kelly Lockwood Primus to CEO Role

BOSTON - Dec. 17, 2020 - PRLog -- Leading NOW, the global advisor to organizations seeking to change mindsets, behaviors, and cultures to be inclusive for all, announces the appointment of Kelly Lockwood Primus as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Formerly the CEO & President of Leading Women, which was recently acquired by Leading NOW, Primus' extraordinary work growing Leading Women into a global organization with a focus on proprietary research was a key factor in her selection. The newly-merged organization sought a strong leader to propel the company's growth trajectory. The remainder of the organization's restructure will continue under her guidance.
2 min read | Diane Coffey Chaput
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