Can You Be an Effective Leader without Executive Presence?

Got Executive Presence?   Gravitas. Credibility. Authority. Command of the room. Confidence. Influence. These are words that are frequently part of the conversation regarding executive presence. Shouldn’t it be enough that you are good at your job? Won’t your ideas be adopted based solely on their value to your customers and company? We all know…

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How Would You Manage Insubordination?

How Would You Manage Insubordination? Navigating Office Politics Congratulations on your promotion. You were selected over several internal candidates for the management role you have been working toward for years. The one thing you didn’t count on was the former peer who thinks he should have won the promotion. Office politics are a clear and present danger. In fact, in the few short weeks since…

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How Would You Solve this Office Politics Puzzle?

Office Politics: How Would You Solve This Puzzle? Navigating Office Politics Here is a case study in office politics. After years of success and several promotions within a rapidly growing technology company, Sally achieved an important goal. She was promoted to the role of Chief Marketing Officer, a first for the company. Because she joined…

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How Would You “Manage Up” with this Boss?

How Would You “Manage Up” with this Boss? Navigating Office Politics Lucy had worked for a major high tech company for over 15 years, working her way up from Customer Service Representative to Sales Support, then Sales Representative, and now Sales Analyst. After 5 years in the same department, she longed to move on. Every…

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