According to Gallup, the executive least likely to become CEO is your Human Resources Officer.  It may be time to rethink this often-overlooked position.  Here are three reasons why. They can increase human capital returns during a merger and acquisition.  Harvard Business Review says failure to manage and motivate employees is why seventy to ninety percent of acquisitions […]

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One reason women are underrepresented at the top of corporations is that they lack sponsors and mentors among men in leadership roles.  It’s no secret that a well-placed sponsor and mentor can influence one’s career trajectory.  Here are three things Harvard Business Review recommends to male leaders. Identify high-potential diverse talent.  Be intentional about finding women who bring […]

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For more women to climb to the top of the corporate ladder, more men must sponsor them.  If you’ve already identified your protégé, set her up with a stretch project.  Make sure she understands how it will help her and the company.   Then, according to Harvard Business Review: Provide development and support.  Invest time, expertise, resources and money […]

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It may not surprise you to hear that only 26 percent of c-level positions at S&P 500 companies are held by women. According to research conducted at University of Buffalo School of Management, men are still more likely to be perceived as leaders than women. The researchers point to societal pressure and differences in personality […]

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