Leadership futurist. Challenges stereotypes, sacred cows, gender bias & how we think about power. Chocolate, TED, writing, kindness, paradox & shoe lover. Believes women's issues are business issues.

Using the Charleston approach to make a positive difference

The one year anniversary nears of the horrific shooting at the Emanuel AME Church on June 17, 2015 in Charleston, SC. Along with the pain and grief, there’s been extraordinary grace and positive involvement such as the Charleston Illumination Project. Charleston is pointing the way for managing differences in a constructive way ....more

How to think about your thinking

Have you ever wanted something to be soooooooo perfect that you ended up doing nothing? Recently that’s been the situation with me and my blog. I know I need to write a post or two, yet day after day goes by and I write nothing ....more

You are the CEO of your life, so take charge

Today’s guest “take charge” contributor is William S. Wooditch, author of Always Forward! The proceeds from his books sales are donated to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund ....more

5 ways to make “this diversity thing” work

“This diversity stuff just doesn’t work. We’ve been hiring women and minorities like crazy,” shared a client. “And...more

6 signs of harmful management that decrease workplace optimism

Today’s guest contributor is Shawn Murphy,...more

Women are good for your company’s bottom line

LeadBIG welcomes back guest contributor...more

How to combine vision with 4 leadership models

Today’s guest contributor is Rob-Jan de Jong, speaker, writer, strategy and leadership consultant, and author of Anticipate: The Art of Leading By Looking Ahead....more

Play to your distinctive strengths

This is mash-up post! Part book review and part inspiration, both thanks to Whitney Johnson and her latest book, Disrupt Yourself:...more

3 ways for leaders to model going above and beyond

I was working in another state, traveling in an area unfamiliar to me. At the end of the day, I asked a member of the management team if there was a route I could take back to my hotel that might bypass the crazy rush hour traffic. “Of course there is ....more

5 tips for leaders looking to unleash creativity

Today’s guest contributor is Neill Wallace, an author, consultant and former sales and marketing executive. Neill, who resides in Portland, Oregon, is passionate about leadership. ...more