Authenticity

47%, Misogynists and the Importance of Consistency

It’s true that nothing we say speaks louder than what we do.  As leaders, it’s important that our words and actions agree with each other.  It’s critical that our words and our words agree with each other too. For a compelling example (and a good lesson on why consistency is important) look no further than this video of an …

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Women in Leadership: The Dirty Little Secret

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, has been an outspoken advocate for women in leadership.  Well… at least, she had lots to say about women in leadership on her TEDTalk.  Recently, eyebrows have been raised when Facebook appointed a male-only Board of Directors and, seemingly, Ms. Sandberg didn’t make a peep.  Which brings me to an …

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Rick Perry: Lessons in the darkside of personal branding

Ever since Tom Peters wrote Brand You for Fast Company in 1997, there has been a steady stream of advice on how mission-critical it is for us to build and manage our personal brands.  Consultants make thousands of dollars teaching people how to write their LinkedIn profiles, spin their resume’s and control their online presence but …

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