Published Articles

Marie Peeler writes regularly about leadership and career development. Her articles have been published in numerous national and regional magazines, journals, and online publications.

Transitioning to a Job You Love
American Society of Training and Development Career Development Blog
June 14, 2013
Even though the unemployment numbers are not what they once were, most of us know of at least one person who has suffered through a prolonged and involuntary period of joblessness. This tends to make complaining about the jobs we currently have, even if they are awful, seem insensitive and gauche. Still, it’s important to be honest with yourself when the job...  Read The Full Article:   PDF  HTML
What to Do if You are Employed but not Loving It
Cape and Plymouth Business Magazine
May 2013
Unemployment is still a hot topic even while the unemployment rate in Massachusetts continues to fall from its 2009 high. But what if you are among those who are fortunate enough to have a job, but not fortunate enough to love it...  Read The Full Article:  PDF
Better Leadership Means Better Listening
Business News Daily
April 27, 2013
If you want better market intelligence, greater creativity or more profits, listen up. That's right — if you want loyal customers, dedicated employees or the extra edge to make your business more successful, you need to hone your listening skills. Leaders know they need to listen. Most know that they don't listen enough...  Read The Full Article:  PDF   HTML
Cultures of Innovation
Manufacturing Executive Leadership Journal
November 2012
How do you drive innovation? Can leaders simply mandate their people to innovate? Some manufacturers have tried, but many have ended up frustrated when their carefully prepared, inspirational corporate slogans, initiatives, directives, and even color schemes fail to stimulate the game-changing innovations they envision. The problem is that people don't know how to innovate...  Read The Full Article:  PDF
Technical Skills Not Enough for Medical Leaders
Western Pennsylvania Hospital News, Issue No.8
Nearly all of the leaders of clinical programs, hospitals, medical practices, and other medical enterprises are physicians, many of which maintain, in addition to their leadership responsibilities, some level of clinical practice. That leaders of such endeavors would come up through the ranks is only logical. Medicine, like many industries that employ a similar practice of promoting their best...  Read The Full Article:  PDF
Balancing the Competing Demands of the CFO’s Role
CFO Award Supplement to the Boston Business Journal
July 27, 2012
As chief financial officers grapple with efficiencies, growing revenue, and meeting compliance standards, many can feel frustrated and distant from other members of their organization due to the very nature of their tasks. Indeed, CFOs can often feel as if they are running uphill and at odds with their teammates...  Read The Full Article:  PDF   HTML
Key to Leadership is Blowing in the Wind
Convenience Store News
July 19, 2012
When people reach leadership positions in their careers, it's easy for them to think that in this new role, they should work to emulate a tree, grounded by its roots and reaching high in the sky, looking over everything and everyone, and standing impervious to even the strongest winds of distraction, conflict and change. The analogy isn't bad, but with one exception...  Read The Full Article:  PDF
Leading with Personal Mastery
Financial Executive Magazine
June 2012
Fickle markets, regulatory uncertainty and economic hardship have conspired to make this one of the most difficult times yet to be an executive over any functional area of the enterprise. All areas in an organization are struggling to not only keep pace but to excel, despite a climate of extreme instability an uncertainty...  Read The Full Article:  PDF
Bringing Leadership to the Table
C-Store Report, The Griffin Report of Food Marketing, Volume 46, No. 06
June 2012
There is no denying it, grocery store managers are leaders on the front line. Grocery stores are high-touch businesses, where customers and employees alike expect to have immediate access to a manager when they have an issue or challenge. Such issues are usually resolved in real-time, i.e. on the spot...  Read The Full Article:  PDF
Take a Lunch Break
The Griffin Report of Food Marketing, Volume 46, No. 02
February 2012
There's a saying that comes from the African Plains: "Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion, or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle, or it will starve to death. It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle...when the sun comes up, you'd better be running...  Read The Full Article:  PDF

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