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Leadership Vs. Management

The working world is full of managers of every rank and title. You can be a manager even if you’re not terribly great at (or even interested in) managing people. As an executive coach, my goal is to reduce the number of managers in this world and instead create leaders. Effective leaders have a number … Continued

Change Management Comes From Within

I’ve experienced the challenges of change management, both as a leader at a company undergoing a period of major transition and as an executive coach brought in specifically to help leaders navigate change management within their own organizations. There are numerous change management models and tools (and I’ve seen them all). Despite this abundance of … Continued

My Favorite Ted Talks On Women 2.0

I don’t have a ton of time to watch videos online, but I love Ted Talks. I think it’s an excellent platform for getting unique voices and insights out into the world in an engaging way. I’m also impressed with how diverse the voices represented are. Where else will you find inspiring stories from writers, … Continued

American Outsider: How Working Overseas Made Me A Better HR Leader

One of the great joys of my life is the amount of traveling I’ve been able to do as a result of my work as an HR leader. I’ve visited 61 different countries, interacted with leaders from dozens more and lived abroad on multiple expat assignments. For someone who’s spent most of her career working … Continued

Meet The New Boss: Navigating A Corporate Merger

The corporate landscape is shrinking all the time. Blockbuster acquisitions and mergers (or near mergers) can create all kinds of stress and anxiety for executives. They worry about the years of work they’ve put in. They worry about how they’ll be recognized and rewarded in a new ecosystem. I’ve had mergers on my mind recently … Continued

Spare Yourself A Lunch and Learn with Reverse Mentoring

I’m a major proponent of mentoring in my work with executives and organizations because of its many benefits when it comes to growing and developing one’s career. Having been a mentee and a mentor myself, I believe that it can be truly transformational. Mentoring is a two way street. When you serve as a mentor, you … Continued

What I Learned from Mr. Rogers

The other day, I was organizing my bookshelf, trying to do the impossible task of winnowing down the collection, (for some reason, it’s just so hard to get rid of a book!) when I came across a cutesy little novelty, The World According to Mr. Rogers: Important Things To Remember. I love Mr. Rogers and … Continued

A Little Less Conversation (A Little More Action)

A few weeks ago, I was invited by True Blue Inclusion and Rackspace to join industry leaders for an afternoon in San Antonio. We gathered to discuss female representation in engineering. We plotted the steps needed to ensure that this vital field will continue to benefit from more experiences and more voices that are critical … Continued

Lisa at Women’s Fund of Central Texas Keyholder 2016

On October 25, I’ll have the honor of being a member of the Keyholder Host Committee for Women’s Fund of Central Texas Keyholder 2016. This great event will focus on the way that women are uniquely able to be key economic drivers within their community. Hosted at the ZACH Topfer Theatre, Keyholder 2016 will feature … Continued

Lisa at the Diversity In The Startup and Tech Industry Summit

On September 29, I’ll be participating in the Diversity In The Startup and Tech Industry Summit at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center on the University of Texas campus. The event is hosted by UT’s Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, Growth and Renewal and will focus on how we’ve tried to improve diversity in the … Continued