Leaders who aren’t assertive just aren’t as effective as they could be. Here’s why assertive leadership is crucial for your organization’s overall success.

We’ve all experienced it. You’re in a meeting, you identify what you believe is an IT glitch, and ask for input from the VP of IT. He looks up from his laptop and says: “Can you repeat the question?”

The Problem: Disengaged and Apathetic Team
An Aerospace Executive, we’ll call her Connie, was concerned because her team was disengaged and apathetic.

All of us, including top leaders, find ourselves in a job search at some point.  And, if you’re in a leadership position, it takes that much longer because there just aren’t as many jobs available at the top. 

Your LinkedIn Profile is a way to get your “resume” in front of your superiors and peers, so that they can see what you’re capable of, and what experience you have.

Do you need to tone down your voice tone, word choice, gestures, and emotions to ensure you don’t “sit on” ideas, people, and decisions?

Part of being an effective leader is managing meetings well to ensure your team’s time is used wisely and that meetings have a positive effect on the bottom line.

Take a proactive role in understanding what is expected of you by your new boss, who will likely have different expectations, views, and priorities than your previous boss.

AB 168, Salary History Inquiries, is a relatively new California State Law that you should know about if you are applying for a new job or if you are hiring.

The Executives I work with often struggle with taking the time to do the Strategic Thinking they need to do. I usually suggest that they calendar the time on a regular basis so they make sure it happens.