Lisa Shelley

Rising To The Occasion

4-Sep-2015 | Lisa Shelley

“If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse; however, if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.” -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe We are all a

Fostering Success In The Workplace

4-Feb-2015 | Lisa Shelley

Your employees not only want to succeed, they need to feel successful. Contrary to the premise behind many traditional management approaches, people want to contribute – we all have a basic need

Why Belonging Is Key In Today’s Workplace

3-Dec-2014 | Lisa Shelley

The need to belong is powerful. For our ancestors, belonging to a group that shared the workload and helped protect each other was essential for survival. As a result our brains are hard-wired to m

How To Bring Your Organization To Life

19-Jun-2014 | Lisa Shelley

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” - Howard Thurman  A vibrant and effective business c

The Fundamental Principle Behind An Effective Organization

6-May-2014 | Lisa Shelley

What if you could focus on just one principle that would dramatically increase the effectiveness of your organization?  How would your leadership approach shift if you viewed your organization throug

The Essential Communication Strategy: Are You Willing?

4-Mar-2014 | Lisa Shelley

This post is part of the series “Communication,” a weeklong effort co-hosted by Switch & Shift and the good people at SmartBrief’s SmartBlog on Leadership.  Keep track of the series here

Acknowledging The Elephant In The Room

17-Jan-2014 | Lisa Shelley

There is a piece of advice that I frequently heard given (and probably even doled out myself) over the course of my corporate career, that now with a little distance and perspective strikes me as abso

The Essential Rhythm Of Life And Leadership

22-Nov-2013 | Lisa Shelley

I love the fresh, unburdened way that children can see things. Driving in the car the other day, my 13-year-old daughter said to me, “Mom, have you ever noticed how there are times when nothing seem

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Why an Executive Leadership Role Isn’t Worth the Sacrifice

2-Oct-2013 | Lisa Shelley

In large corporations, women continue to be under-represented in executive leadership roles, with many self-selecting out of the running for these jobs by mid-career. What can we learn from this conti

4 Culture Elements To Increase The Number Of Women Executives

12-Jul-2013 | Lisa Shelley

In yesterday’s post I raised the possibility that the number of women executives in C-level leadership positions may be lower because many women define success differently and therefore may not aspi