Women in Leadership | theory

Five Leadership Theories and How to Apply Them

When Kathleen Yosko, now CEO of Northwestern Medicine’s Marianjoy Rehabilitation Center, began her first job as a hospital president, there was no onboarding process planned, and no one to welcome her. Thinking it was a mistake, Yosko called her headquarters for advice. They told her, “Just do whatever a president does.” Fortunately, Yosko was a seasoned leader and she intuited …

Women in Leadership | theory

Five Leadership Theories and How to Apply Them (Part 2)

  Understanding Theories of Leadership In our earlier post, we explored Transformational Leadership and Leader-Member Exchange Theory. Here, we explore three additional leadership theories: Adaptive Leadership, Strengths Based Leadership, and Servant Leadership. We conclude with a discussion of the usefulness of leadership theory. Adaptive Leadership Adaptive leadership, one of the most recent leadership theories to emerge, says a leader is …

Lengthening Paid Maternity Leave: Is it Enough to Propel Women to the C-Suite & Beyond?

According to Women in the Workplace, a study conducted by McKinsey & Company in conjunction with Lean In, women represent 20% of the executives in the c-suite.  According to Women in the Boardroom, a study conducted by Deloitte, women hold 12.2% of corporate board seats in the United States. At the rate women are progressing, Sheryl Sandberg, author of Lean …

Leadership has a Shelf Life: How to Make Sure Your Leadership Approach Hasn’t Gone Stale

I am sure that sometime in your life you have opened a loaf of bread and found it had lost its soft and tender feeling. The bread has lost its freshness. Like that bread, Leadership has a Shelf Life. Fortunately, while the bread needs to be tossed, your leadership capacity can be renewed. Taking time to freshen your leadership capacity …