Leadership Perspectives

Want to improve your relationships? Change your lens.

September 19, 2012

Sometimes in the drive to get things done, leaders inadvertently run roughshod over people.  Yet, these same leaders are horrified to find that others perceive them to be uncaring, not compassionate, or even downright abrasive.  They lament that they really do care about people and they hate that they are perceived as they are. Regardless, […]

Leaders under stress: Pay attention to lifestyle factors

April 30, 2012

Many leaders compound the stress inherent in leadership responsibilities with the additional stress experienced by our bodies and minds when we don’t care for ourselves properly.  I have learned that three lifestyle factors are essential for me to operate effectively.  Without them my ability to manage stress goes right out the window.  Proper nutrition:  Food […]

Can Leadership Be Learned?

January 31, 2012

During the Q & A portion of a recent after-dinner speaking engagement, someone asked me the classic question.  It was the quintessential question – the one that I am almost always asked.  “Marie, do you believe that a person can learn leadership skills?  Or is it something that some people are just born with?” It’s […]

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