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Leadership Lessons: Changing a Culture & Turning an Aircraft Carrier

I recently read a book in which the author claims that changing a culture is like turning an aircraft carrier. I frankly think his simile totally misses the mark. For starters, an aircraft carrier is quite nimble for its size and turning it is actually quite simple. The Junior Officer of the Deck (JOOD) gives orders to the helmsman (who controls the rudder) about the direction of the turn and to the lee helmsman (who controls the engines) about the speed of the turn.
3 min read | Susan Colantuono
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Leadership Career

Leadership Lessons: Sprezzatura, Otaku & Leadership Excellence

In the quiet of a Sunday afternoon, I savor the book descriptions in my Bas Bleu catalog. One title in particular jumps off the page. Sprezzatura: Fifty Ways Italian Genius Shaped the World.
2 min read | Susan Colantuono
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Leadership Lessons: Lead Now or Forever Hold Your Place!

Leadership isn’t something you wait to do when you become a CEO. Lead now or forever hold your place!
3 min read | Susan Colantuono
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The Missing 33% Leadership Career

The Missing 33%™: Why "As Leaders, Women Rule" but Sometimes Face a Glass Ceiling... and What You Can Do About It

Darn, there it is again -- the pervasive advice that 50% of what you need to succeed in business is people skills. This time in a column written by famed executive coach, Marshall Goldsmith. He wrote:
3 min read | Susan Colantuono
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The Missing 33% Leadership Career

Leadership Lessons: Plan Like a CEO™

Women leaders consistently rate higher than men as managers of people but are consistently rated lower in the area of strategic acumen. Although strategic acumen must be exercised on a daily basis, one organizational ritual presents the perfect opportunity for honing and demonstrating these skills -- the annual planning process. In order to exercise and showcase your strategic acumen, you will want to plan like a CEO no matter at the level you lead.
4 min read | Susan Colantuono
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Leadership Career

Taking Women To the Top: Going Beyond "Mired in the Middle"

In advertising, it's the transition from managing the client to managing the business.
4 min read | Susan Colantuono
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Talent Development Leadership Career IWiN

What's Changed in Perceptions of Women in Leadership? Not Much

When I talk about The Missing 33%™, the first research I cite is from a BusinessWeek cover story published in 2000. In short, the findings were that women "outshine their male counterparts on almost every measure."
14 min read | Susan Colantuono
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Talent Development Leadership Career

Don't Be Complacent About Kudos to Women

2 min read | Susan Colantuono
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Talent Development Leadership Career