As working from home continues throughout the world, and companies begin to re-evaluate their short- and long-term plans for office space leases, and return to work plans, a lot of managers are also thinking about their leadership styles, and how they can potentially continue to effectively lead teams virtually going forward.
David Burkus, keynote speaker, and organizational psychologist, and author of Leading from Anywhere shares his six tips for not only being a more effective leader of a virtual team, but how to be a key contributor to the overall company culture — even when that culture is reduced to…
Learn to tell an emotional story. You have value to add to any room.
LadyDrinks and our badass community of South Asian women execs and business leaders sat down for a bourbon tasting with Linda Ruffenach, founder of Whiskey Chicks. Attendees to this virtual chat received a few delectable goodies by mail prior to Linda’s masterclass: “How to be a Bourbon Badass.”
With a 100-proof bottle of bourbon in hand, Linda taught us the evolution of good whiskey, how to experiment with your bourbon, and one of the sexiest things a woman can be: Herself
We spoke to John Livesay about his experiences as a sales coach, and he opened up about how he got started.
Along with his strong work ethic, Livesay opened up about taking risks, talking to people that excite him, and doing things no one else is willing to do in order to get ahead.
There’s definitely a lot to glean from his stories and adventures. Here are some of the lessons we learned after our talk:
Always ask “what if”
John Livesay was working as an ad salesperson for a high-fashion Condé Nast publication when Speedo came up with a…
How I ensure my weekends have adventure, beauty and efficiency
Each week, my boxing trainer asks me “What do you have planned this weekend, Joya?” knowing full well I’m always hatching something up. Each weekend, I have one ‘anchor event’ planned. It divides up the expanse of the hours. It eliminates the bickering and decision making fatigue. It allows for the magic of anticipation to kick in and It gives both me and my partner something to look forward to.
Time management author @LauraVanderkam has spoken at my women’s leadership program twice and coined the term ‘anchor event.’ An anchor…
Have you found your superpower? Do you listen to your clients and the zeitgeist? Sarah M. LaFleur, founder and CEO of MM.LaFleur clothing company, believes every successful entrepreneur must address these questions.
Founded in 2013, MM.LaFleur clothing rose to prominence among executive women just in time for the 2016 election. Despite the curveball of a COVID pandemic that made work-from-home casual the new norm, Sarah’s gift for perseverance and out-of-the-box thinking led the way to marketing campaigns that went viral.
MM.LaFleur’s mission, and Sarah’s founding vision, was to help working women take the work out of dressing for work. She…
Elizabeth Rowe is the Principal Flutist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. In 2018 she made the difficult decision to sue her own orchestra for paying her significantly less (up to $70,000 less) than her male counterparts. Unexpectedly, a reporter picked up on the story and Elizabeth ended up speaking to the Washington Post, who used her as the centerpiece of a larger article about gender inequalities amongst orchestral musicians.
Here she talks to Joya about becoming a groundbreaking champion of pay equality as well as becoming a life coach and an advocate for other women facing similar dilemmas.
A video viewer writes in asking advice on better public speaking.
E saw my video on “Practicing public speaking by yourself” and wrote asking if I also trained men. He has always been shy around big audiences. Now with life on Zooms and webcams, he often forgets what he has to say, his voice shakes and it’s starting to affect his prospects for advancing at work. What would I advise? Eddie. Your email address didn’t come through so I’m sharing the answer here.
My advice is to tell a story. A personal story.
A general manager at one of my…
I normally talk about powerful public speaking. But on @PaulaRizzo s podcast “The Inside Scoop” Thursday, I will be talking about 💪🏼strategic planning💪🏼and how that translates into more powerful leadership.
As I get older, I see value in creating ❤️more space❤️ in my schedule for big picture thinking.
As a result, Sundays are sacred for me. This is when I look at my calendar and plan. My two big goals right now are
I want a certain number of registered members of LadyDrinks by summer. (Shit. Summer is 97 days away. ) What is the most important…
For a woman in business
In 1999, I was stationed to broadcast on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. My counterparts were all male. I’m a fan of a good chat. I wanted to engage my co-workers with a topic OTHER than work.
So I took myself to a Glen Livet tasting and taught myself a love of scotch and cigars. Both were tropes. What was I really doing with a vast knowledge of malted barley and rolled up tobacco? Developing confidence. Confidence that I could walk into any room, any conversation and hold my own.
I am the founder of LadyDrinks, teaching South Asian executive women & founders how to market their most important asset — themselves