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Time for a Mid-Year Course Correction?

clarity mid-year Jun 15, 2021

Time for a Mid-Year Course Correction?

If you feel like you’re spinning, not in control of your days, your voice is not being heard, or you’re just not making the progress you want and deserve, we need to chat.

Your voice, contribution and leadership matter, a lot. In order for you to get the projects, promotions, recognition and respect you want and deserve, AND in a sustainable way, we’ll need to take a pause. Here is step #1 which are a few questions to ponder for a mid-year course correction, so you can finish the year strong, and happy.

Warning! These may not be easy.

Step #1: Gain Clarity

  • Am I in the right role, or do I need to make an exit plan?
  • Do I feel heard, valued and respected?
  • What would an ideal work day look like for me?
  • What’s one big (or small:) ask to make this happen?
  • What’s a micro-step I can take to make this happen?

You are a gift. 

A leader whose authentic, confident and compassionate voice needs to be heard, valued and...

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Podcast Episode #95 - "Building Diversity in Tech" - an Interview with Nikkia Carter

diversity Jun 09, 2021

Building Diversity in Tech

In case you missed my LIVE interview with the fabulous Nikkia Carter (Worldwide Modern Work and Security Tech Strategy Lead, Microsoft), here are a few of the wisdom gems she shared:

  • Make sure you negotiate your salary at the range that you should be in and make it non-negotiable.
  • Tech leaders should teach young adults in impoverished situations or who have low education, and get them into tech.
  • The mindset is within determination and believing in yourself.
  • Demonstrate for other people and just put yourself out there.
  • If something’s important to you, despite not having all the answers. You will figure it out, just be patient with yourself.

To be notified for future interviews be sure to connect with me here on LinkedIn AND to learn more about how to build the mindset and influence for real change, join our community at www.SherylKline.com.

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You're a Big [email protected] Deal!

recognition Jun 03, 2021

You're a Big [email protected] Deal!

Due to cultural reasons, how we were brought up, or literally our DNA from hundreds of years of conditioning, women are not speaking up and making their accomplishments known. It’s important to know this and speak about your achievements!

You are a big [email protected] deal!

If you want the recognition and opportunities you deserve, this is an important part of taking control. 

To begin, gain clarity on your values and your passions. What do you love? What lights you up? For me, it’s preparing others for high-level meetings, presentations or interviews, and then hearing they’ve knocked it out of the park.

What is it for you? Figure it out and get comfortable speaking about it, so others are aware of what you love and what you are good at. 

Do you feel like this may be bragging? Contrary to popular belief, people are interested in what you have to say and more inclined to keep you in mind for opportunities that come up in line with your...

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Podcast Episode #94: "911 Female Financial Wellness Check" - an Interview with Debra Curry

finance Jun 02, 2021

911 Female Financial Wellness Check

In case you missed my LIVE interview with the remarkable Debra Curry (Director of Investment Strategies, Yosemite Capital Management), here are a few of the wisdom gems she shared:

  • You need an advisor if you have a large sum of assets, someone who can help you get through it. 
  • You can delegate a lot of your financial work, but you still need to know what’s going on.
  • To have a clear understanding of your financials or in preparation of seeking an advisor, create a financial binder/file.
  • Gather all of your statements together, your passwords, your will, your trust, to make a binder or file.
  • It’s essential to understand everything that you’re signing, including your tax return.
  • Everything has a specific language, and you really need a translator. Hire someone that speaks the language.

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Podcast Episode #93: "How to Drive Value and Become a Priceless Board Member" - an Interview with Alla Liberman

boardroom May 19, 2021

How to Drive Value and Become a Priceless Board Member

In case you missed my LIVE interview with the phenomenal Alla Liberman (Chief Investment Officer, Pentagon Capital Partners), here are a few of the wisdom gems she shared:

  • If there’s something in your heart just go for it. Don’t be afraid to put yourself in a position where you have to figure it out.
  • Take the leap. You really need to understand, press, and ask tough questions
  • Keep asking, demanding, and being transparent. Be very open about your goals and start having people be accountable.
  • Believe in your common sense and your intuition.
  • For your first six months, put your head down and do the work. Become knowledgeable and don’t be afraid to speak up.
  • Be mindful of the culture. Observe what’s going on and understand the mission..

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4 Steps to Preparing for Your Next Crucial Conversation

crucial conversation May 19, 2021

4 Steps to Preparing for Your Next Crucial Conversation

Are you hoping to nail an upcoming crucial conversation but a little worried about how it might turn out?

Whether you’ve completely missed the mark on a past conversation, or you didn’t exactly receive the results you were hoping for, here are four steps that can serve as a guideline to achieve meaningful results on your next conversation that matters. 

Step #1
5 deep belly breaths or “box breathing” to help build your physical and mental presence. Breath in for 5 seconds, hold for 5, exhale for 5, hold for 5. Not only for your internal focus but also to prepare how others perceive you.  

Step #2
Awareness. Notice whichever emotions are triggered by an upcoming conversation (ie: fear, anger, frustration…). 

Step #3
Distance yourself. Create a distance from your negative emotions, thoughts or feelings by shifting from “I am” to “I notice.” For example, "I am...

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Podcast Episode #92: "Leading Through Significant Change"- an Interview with Debbie Meeks

significant change May 12, 2021

Leading Through Significant Change

In case you missed my LIVE interview with the remarkable Debbie Meeks (Strategic Partner Manager, Shell Oil), here are a few of the wisdom gems she shared:

  • Look for managers who are open to different ways of looking at things. Find people who support you to move up the ladder.
  • Have a learner mindset by asking questions and looking for the bigger picture... it helps to broaden your horizons.
  • You have to be inquisitive. Take the time to learn about people and their perspectives. 
  • The higher the stress level, the more important it is to communicate and the more important it is to reach out.
  • Really pause and take the time to connect and communicate.

To be notified for future interviews be sure to connect with me here on LinkedIn AND to learn more about how to build the mindset and influence for real change, join our community at www.SherylKline.com.

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Time to Reset Your Northstar?

northstar reset May 11, 2021

Time to Reset Your Northstar?

I’ve got to be honest. The last few weeks have been hard! Are you feeling it? Too much. Too long. Too fast. If you’re running at a pace that is not sustainable and not serving you (or those who are around you:), it may be time to create a little white space, so you can reset your Northstar. In other words, give yourself permission to have a little white space to pause, reflect and plan how you’d like to feel the second half of the year. 

To set ourselves (and our teams) up for a productive and profitable Q3 and Q4, let’s have a half-year course correction to make sure we’re running in the right direction AND at a pace that’s sustainable. Remember, it’s a marathon, not a sprint, so let’s make sure no one has to mentally or physically pull out of the race in the second half of the year. 

I know you are a “do’er”, and taking time to slow down for a moment so you and/or your team can...

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Podcast Episode #91: "Empowering High Performing Teams During Disruptive Times "- an Interview with Kelly Nagel

empowering teams May 05, 2021

Empowering High Performing Teams During Disruptive Times

In case you missed my LIVE interview with the phenomenal Kelly Nagel (President & GM, Jabra North America), here are a few of the wisdom gems she shared:

  • It’s important for women to have male allies that inspire them to raise their hand, and take challenges.
  • Many women dwell on things for too long that they are unable to address issues to move past it
  • Remember the mountains that you’ve climbed and the successes that you’ve accomplished during difficult times
  • Write and share great things you did, especially to your boss to your peers so you can all learn from one another
  • Keep your teams connected by investing crystal clear video and audio, so that everyone in the office or teleworking can be heard.

To be notified for future interviews be sure to connect with me here on LinkedIn AND to learn more about how to build the mindset and influence for real change, join our community...

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Podcast Episode #90: "Creating High Performing and Cohesive Teams" - an Interview with Elisa Bell

cohesive teams Apr 29, 2021

Creating High Performing and Cohesive Teams

In case you missed my LIVE interview with the amazing Elisa Bell (Director of Mobile Products, Transurban ), here are a few of the wisdom gems she shared:  

  • Give your team the permission to make mistakes, if they are not making mistakes, they aren’t pushing hard enough. 
  • As a leader, show empathy and vulnerability, understand that it’s hard for your team, and be open with your struggles as a leader.
  • Having the mindset of, we’re all human beings, we’re all a team, and we’re going to work together to succeed.
  • Try to put yourself in your team’s shoes and be a great communicator by having an open line of communication.
  • Having an open dialogue with your team and understanding that it’s a transitional period with the pandemic. Try to help remove as many roadblocks as possible.

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