Frustation with systems

The Top 4 systems I use to run my consulting business

When I first stated my consulting business in late 2017, I really started from scratch.  I had worked the majority of my year in companies with IT departments and other people who made decisions about what programs we used.  And those companies were usually several versions behind in their upgrades! I offer this page as a resource…

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An Introvert’s Perspective: Confirmation Bias (Cognitive Bias #3)

(A 5-part series on Cognitive Biases that Waste Talent) The Head of Sales announced this morning that the sales team would be going through a leadership development program that will include an assessment.  George is concerned about what people will learn about him during the program and how it could impact his career journey. George…

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stereotype bias

An Introvert’s Perspective: Cognitive Bias #2: Similarity Bias

(A 5-part series on Cognitive Biases that Waste Talent) Naomi hangs up from the video call with her boss, Frank, wishing there was a way to storm out of the virtual meeting room.  Once again, Frank is assigning a new high-profile project to another “mini-Frank.” Frank is a tall, clean-cut white man who is very…

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An Uncommon Partnership

2019 M.W.F RECIPROCAL EXCHANGE COMPONENT: LEARN MORE ABOUT AN UNCOMMON PARTNERSHIP In June 2019, Sènou, an Awardee of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders met Lorraine at the University of Delaware (U.S.A). She was the American professional hired to lead strengths-based Common Leadership Curriculum (CLC) and Leadership Development and Action Plan (LDAP) sessions.…

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Do You View Yourself Through the Right Lens?

The following is an adapted excerpt from my upcoming book, Boldly Quiet:  The Introvert’s Guide to Developing the Mindset of a Successful Leader.  Any type of label that is perceived as being negative can become a self-fulfilling prophecy as the person—in this case, an introvert—begins to believe the negative perceptions are true.  Many introverts develop…

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The Danger of Believing People’s Perceptions of You as an Introvert

The following is an adapted excerpt from my upcoming book, Boldly Quiet:  The Introvert’s Guide to Developing the Mindset of a Successful Leader.  What is the stereotypical view of an introvert?  Someone who is quiet, often thought of as shy, prefers to be alone, avoids conflict, doesn’t seek or desire attention, thinks deeply, prefers to…

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Is Transparency the Key to Trust?

Is Transparency the Key to Trust?

If I make the statement that “Transparency is the key to an organizational culture of trust,” most people will nod because it sounds right.  But is it really?       I recently witnessed the rollout of a new health insurance plan at a relatively small company.  In line with the company’s stated value of being transparent…

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