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Can You Be an Effective Leader without Executive Presence?

How Would You Manage Insubordination?   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…

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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. In fact, in the few short weeks since you assumed your new duties, “Jim” has done…

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How Would You Solve this Office Politics Puzzle?

How Would You Solve This Puzzle? Navigating 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 the company when there were less than 10 employees, she…