Message From Our Founder

Message From Our Founder

Welcome to the ninety-fifth issue of CEE News!

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The murder of George Floyd in May of 2020 served as a catalyst for organizations worldwide to confront systemic racism and address the lack of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within their ranks. In the three-plus years since, some of our clients have made real breakthroughs in DEI, while others have fallen victim to their own performative attempts to make changes. Here are five ways we’ve observed leaders move beyond symbolic gestures to gain real traction and create truly inclusive and more powerful workplaces. (more…)

Message From Our Founder

Message From Our Founder

Welcome to the ninety-fourth issue of CEE News!

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I’ve had the privilege of coaching both seasoned and emerging leaders alike over the past ten years. Typically, these sessions are scheduled for 90 minutes each every three weeks and can last from three months to three years. In a recent session with a client that I’ve been working with since last summer, we had a lively back-and-forth as he shared his newest ideas for leading his team.

As we wrapped our meeting, I asked, “Have you noticed that the more confidence you’re gaining in yourself as a leader, the more pushback I’m giving you?” He smiled and nodded. “The stronger you grow,” I continued, “the more reluctant people will be to challenge you. Over time, you’ll start to believe that you’re the smartest person in the room. One of the tools that I’ll leave you with when we complete our work together is how to strengthen yourself as a leader by building resistance into your management style.”

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Message From Our Founder

Message From Our Founder

Welcome to the ninety-third issue of CEE News!

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If you read last month’s edition of CEE News, you may recall that I’d written about imposter syndrome. I’d just finished writing the Message from Our Founder (MFOF). Instead of checking that off my To-Do list and moving onto my next thing, I decided to cut and paste the piece and submit it to Forbes instead. The article was published by Forbes last week, and you can find it in the Forbes Coaches Corner section of this month’s CEE News. I have one more take on imposter syndrome that I want to share, then I’ll move on to another subject.

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Message From Our Founder

Message From Our Founder

Welcome to the ninety-second issue of CEE News!

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Twenty minutes ago, I finished writing the Message from our Founder for this month’s edition of CEE News. Eighteen minutes ago, I decided to copy and paste the whole thing and submit it to Forbes instead. Since part of Forbes’ publishing guidelines requires that articles submitted for publication be both original and not published in any other media, I’ve been looking at a blank screen for the past seventeen minutes. The article is about imposter syndrome.

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Message From Our Founder

Message From Our Founder

Welcome to the ninety-first issue of CEE News!

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Every year, the U.S. recognizes March as Women’s History Month, and as the CEO of Center for Executive Excellence, a Woman-Owned Business, I’m excited to celebrate. If you’re wondering how you can celebrate Women’s History Month this month and beyond, here are four excellent tips.

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Message From Our Founder

Message From Our Founder

Welcome to the ninetieth issue of CEE News!

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I am so honored to be able to share – in this 90th edition of CEE News – that Center for Executive Excellence is marking our 10th anniversary this month! That’s one decade of delivering on our mission: Taking you from what is to what is possible.

What started in 2013 as gatherings in my home with a small group of trusted thought leaders to develop our moonshot vision has truly exceeded my expectations. We used Jim Collins’ Vision Framework exercises to craft our core ideology and shared values. We then took Collins’ advice to draft articles that we would love to see published about our organization 15 years in the future.

When we’d completed the articles, our Co-Founder and Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Tony Baron, read one that he’d hoped to read in the New York Times about how our work was impacting leaders at Ivy League universities. I loved Tony’s vision, but remember thinking how impossible that vision was from what we might ever be capable of.

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