4 Ways CEOs Can Navigate Controversial Topics

4 Ways CEOs Can Navigate Controversial Topics

In an article in the Washington Post last year, Morning Consult cautioned companies and CEOs about taking a public stance on issues of the day because this could lead the company to be perceived as picking a political party – i.e. “Red” or “Blue”. This article highlighted the crucial fact that the stakeholders of a…

5 Ground Rules Before Starting a Difficult Conversation

5 Ground Rules Before Starting a Difficult Conversation

People disagree. It happens all the time, and it’s hard to know how to deal with disagreements. When it comes to family, politics and religion, the “Thanksgiving Rule” is to just not bring the topics up. But in an increasingly polarized world, we don’t always have the luxury of avoidance. In our personal lives, we…

5 Ways Mentoring Builds Leadership Skills & Your Personal Brand

5 Ways Mentoring Builds Leadership Skills & Your Personal Brand

In today’s business world, mentorships are among your most critical professional relationships. Finding a mentor helps you in your development and commitment to continuous improvement and learning. Conversely, taking on a mentee opens you up to fresh ideas and helps you locate and nurture excellence in succession. From either side, there are some key skills…