Balance Matters—Here’s One Way to Get There

It seems like practically every article that comes out about women’s leadership is about where women are not. Two recent New York Times articles are good examples of this—the one I mentioned in my last post about “Why Women Aren’t C.E.O.s” was followed a week later with a piece on female execs finding “shaky ground” […]

Changing the Narrative on Women in Leadership

It’s often said that the dearth of women at the C-level is due to a pipeline problem. But according to a recent New York Times article, “Why Women Aren’t C.E.O.s, According to Women Who Almost Were,” the pipeline isn’t the issue. In the piece, author Susan Chira emphasizes how women who aspire to reach the […]

All Voices On Deck: How Inclusiveness Can Define Your Leadership Style

LEADER TO LEADER — Rebecca Shambaugh published in Leader to Leader Journal: “All voices on deck.”  When advising on leadership development for the twenty-first century, this is the rallying cry that I offer to Fortune 500 companies and senior leaders alike. Finding ways to leverage an organization’s full span of thinking styles and problem-solving approaches for both women and men […]

What Inclusive Leaders Do

If you look around conference rooms, corporate boardrooms, and leadership teams, it’s clear that despite continued lip service to diversity, most businesses today still prefer the status quo when it comes to senior leadership roles. Much of this can be traced back to comfort level: SHAMBAUGH has found that people often feel safer when surrounded […]

Demystifying Executive Presence

I’ve been on the road the last several weeks with the SHAMBAUGH team, working with our clients’ leadership and executive groups. A common theme has arisen in a number of my interactions regarding executive presence, which is a somewhat intangible attribute that can be subtle to define and awkward to discuss. No wonder it’s an […]