Archive for July, 2015

Fostering Women Leaders

Posted on: July 27th, 2015 by CPTadmin No Comments

A female candidate recently shared the following. “No doubt grit, resolve, courage, and strength are required characteristics for senior leadership positions. Being a senior leader requires the courage to take risks, fail, be criticized and recover, and drive forward against the desire to give up. But men and women are wired differently – thinking, communicating, and behaving differently. That’s what makes life fun, but in the business world it can be a challenge for women.” An article published by McKinsey addresses the need to root out unconscious biases and instill capabilities women need to thrive.

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Connect Then Lead

Posted on: July 20th, 2015 by CPTadmin No Comments

500 years ago, Machiavelli wrote that it is much safer to be feared than loved. Behavioral science is weighing in on this with research showing that Machiavelli had it partly right: when we judge our leaders we look first at two characteristics: how lovable they are and how fearsome they are.

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