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  • A Time Management Coach’s Surprising Advice for the Overly Organized

    A Time Management Coach’s Surprising Advice for the Overly Organized

    Kathy Andrews

    You may be surprised to hear that being overly focused on organization can be counterproductive. Instead of aiming for perfection or stri...

  • How Women Manage the Gendered Norms of Leadership

    How Women Manage the Gendered Norms of Leadership

    Kathy Andrews

    A wealth of research shows that female leaders, much more than their male counterparts, face the need to be warm and nice (what society t...

  • 3 Mistakes that Prevent You from Hiring the Best Talent

    3 Mistakes that Prevent You from Hiring the Best Talent

    Kathy Andrews

    The people you hire can make or break the company. That’s a lesson I learned early on. I also learned that making the right hiring decisi...

  • 5 Reasons Empathy is the Most Important Leadership Skill

    5 Reasons Empathy is the Most Important Leadership Skill

    Kathy Andrews

    According to studies carried out by Development Dimensions International (DDI), empathy is the biggest single leadership skill needed tod...

  • To Be a Great Leader, You Need the Right Mindset

    To Be a Great Leader, You Need the Right Mindset

    Kathy Andrews

    Mindsets are leaders’ mental lenses that dictate what information they take in and use to make sense of and navigate the situations they ...

  • 4 Ways to Foster a Leadership Mentality Across your Company

    4 Ways to Foster a Leadership Mentality Across your Company

    Kathy Andrews

    If you’re a founder or manager, you may be a great leader, but your impact will multiply exponentially when you inspire others to do the ...

  • How’s Your Bench? The Do’s and Don’ts of Designing a Viable Succession Plan

    How’s Your Bench? The Do’s and Don’ts of Designing a Viable Succession Plan

    Kathy Andrews

    “Succession planning helps build the bench strength of an organization to ensure the long-term health, growth and stability.” Teala Wilso...

  • How to Tap into your Employees’ Hidden Talents

    How to Tap into your Employees’ Hidden Talents

    Kathy Andrews

    How do you find an employee with the skills to head up the VR division of your agency? How do you hire a lawyer who specializes in AI? Yo...

  • How To Win (Not Just Fight) The War For Talent

    How To Win (Not Just Fight) The War For Talent

    Kathy Andrews

    Talent has been a primary agenda, if not obsession, for many general managers and human resource professionals for the last 20 years as c...

  • 6 Ways to Boost your Productivity by Managing your Energy (not your Time)

    6 Ways to Boost your Productivity by Managing your Energy (not your Time)

    Kathy Andrews

    Energy is a form of power. When it’s high, you feel like there’s no task you can’t tackle. When it’s low, you feel scattered, burnt out, ...

  • How Can I Follow a Leader I Don’t Necessarily “Like”?

    How Can I Follow a Leader I Don’t Necessarily “Like”?

    Kathy Andrews

    In political offices, work organizations, hobby groups (e.g., choirs, sports teams), and even religious settings, we often face the reali...

  • Rules of Engagement: Guidelines for Effective Team Interaction

    Rules of Engagement: Guidelines for Effective Team Interaction

    Kathy Andrews

    In most organizations, people work in teams. But in too many teams, people feel disconnected and don’t bring their full potential to the ...

Kathy Andrews


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