Power Your Leadership Team with Gender Diversity

New McKinsey research shows that gender and racial diversity at senior levels is correlated with increased profitability. In organizations where at least 20% of the executive leadership are women, profits outperform industry average by 22%.

Organizations that have fully integrated women see profits outperform industry averages by 46%.

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Be Bold and Fearless!

“Do one thing each day that scares you.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

What are you going to do today that scares the hell out of you? That’s what truly phenomenal leaders ask themselves each day. That’s what they ask their VPs, division leaders, and even their children. You can do this!

Just do these three things: Dream Big, Articulate the “Scary” Part, and Play All Out.

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Get Into the Trenches to Build Loyal Leaders

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” —John C. Maxwell

My first corporate experience was at Hewlett-Packard many years ago, where my bosses, Bill and Dave, encouraged leaders to “manage” by wandering around the office. Many years later, the lesson remains valid: To be a great leader, one who inspires others to greatness, work side by side with all of your employees.

Try these three things for a big payoff.

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