Authentic, Responsible Leadership

Does Authentic Leadership Require too High a Cost?

Advocating for Responsible Authenticity in Our Interactions at Work Have you ever had a colleague who got under your skin, in a bad way? I was that colleague for one woman – let’s call her Anne. Once, during a heated exchange, Anne fervently (some might say “angrily”) asked me not to “Crucial Conversations” her. (Crucial Conversations is a trademarked communications …

Women Executives Diversity Inclusion Leadership

Diversity & Inclusion Require Authentic Leadership, says New Research

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Release Date: June 5, 2016 Research says: if you want to create a more diverse and inclusive company, be a more authentic leader Chicago, IL (June 2016) – Companies looking to advance gender diversity and overall inclusiveness should start with the leadership style of the top executives, says a new body of research conducted through Benedictine …

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 …

Kathy Hannan

Winning Hearts & Minds: The Battle for Diversity & Inclusion Needs Authentic Leadership (Here’s Where to Start)

As a diversity and inclusion executive, I’ve watched many initiatives waver, stall, or at worse, completely fail. What brings about these downfalls isn’t strategy – the ideas are usually sound. The missing ingredient is visible, Authentic Leadership. Today, we operate in a truly global world. Fortunately, the various value propositions for advancing diversity and inclusion are becoming increasingly clear. Corporate …