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8 Simple Rules for Listening to Your Team

On May 3, 2016 in Executive Presence

Your team may have great ideas (and a lot of them), but if we’re not careful, the volume of ideas may drown out the value of the best ones. I follow 8 simple rules to make sure my team sees their contribution to the bigger picture and feels mutually responsible for a future they had a voice in creating.


Your Turn: The Surprising Traits of Great Leaders

On March 15, 2016 in Executive Presence

You can probably rattle off a list of qualities that you’ve seen in great leaders. But what about those traits that don’t instantly come to mind – those unexpected attributes that might on their face seem contrary to what we think of as “leadership material?” I’d like to pick your brain on those.


[Video] The Missing Links in Leadership

On January 26, 2016 in Executive Presence

Leaders at SEI encourage employees to participate in groups and initiatives above and beyond their day jobs. One such employee-led group is the SEI Women’s Network, which recently hosted its second annual Leadership Summit, drawing more than 200 business professionals from inside and outside of SEI. It was rated a huge success, and I was proud and lucky enough to be a part of it, as one of three keynote speakers.