Five Leadership Lessons For Women

Before I share my take on what renowned leadership coaches, Sally Helgesen and Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, said about women and careers at the recent SAP Ariba Live conference, I want to state one thing: self-sabotage is not the reason why women aren’t in more leadership positions. Also, full disclosure, I am a perfectionist. That said, the luncheon, which kicked off the Diversity & Leadership Forum, was enjoyably enlightening.

Clearly comfortable riffing off each other and their work together, the two speakers highlighted five examples from their best-selling book, “How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion, or Job.” I gave them kudos for not labeling any behaviors as gender-based, and encouraging men to take responsibility for more inclusive workplaces as well.

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