What Employees are Saying About Being Fired During a Pandemic: New Research

What Employees are Saying About Being Fired During a Pandemic: New Research At the Center for Leadership Excellence and Career Consultants, we've been asking terminated employees about their termination experience - particularly during the pandemic. The results have been surprising. We have uncovered data that causes us to provide new guidance to organizations on what you can do to show...
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If Only Leaders Were Provided Regular and Honest Feedback: A Case for Coaching.

If Only Leaders Were Provided Regular and Honest Feedback: A Case for Coaching. By: Patty Prosser I often get called in as a last resort to rescue (coach) an Executive or Senior Leader who is too valuable for the organization to lose; the issues created by their leadership or communication style can no longer be tolerated by the organization. Regardless of why I am called in, when I have my first...
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The Solution: How to Make Your Organization a Great Place for Women to Work

This blog is part four of a four-part series.  We recommend beginning at part one.  You can also access part two and part three before reading Part Four:  The Solution. THE  SOLUTION:  How To Make Your Organization A Great Place For Women To Work In the first three parts of this series, I focused on identifying some of the gender equality issues women have been trying to address for over 60...
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Why Women Don’t Have Workplace Equality

**This is Part 3 of a four-part series, in case you missed Part 1, Part 2, and Part 4..** Why Women Don't Have Workplace Equality: Personal Reflections From A 84 Year Old Male Feminist Women are still working hard to find solutions to the issues that have fueled the feminist movement for the last 60 years. What is the solution to this problem that never seems to go away? The question remains,...
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Reflections from an 84 Year Old Feminist:  Blatant Hiring Discrimination

Reflections from an 84 Year Old Feminist:  BLATANT HIRING DISCRIMINATION This is Part 2 of a four-part series.  In the first part of this series (blatant discrimination), I discussed historically how men have been promoted instead of well qualified women and how gender biases still plays a role in today’s workplace. Additionally, we highlighted how some male leaders may be oblivious to...
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Reflections from a 84 Year-Old Feminist: Blatant Workplace Discrimination

Personal Reflections and Proclamations About the Women’s Movement From A 84 Year Old Male Feminist:  Blatant Workplace Discrimination Note:  This is part one of a four-part series from Founder, Richard Butz, around what it will take to finally achieve gender equality in the workplace based on his reflections from the last 60 years. You can also read part two, part three, or part four. We know...
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Is Now the Right Time to Invest in Your Leadership Development as a Female Leader?

Is Now the Right Time to Invest in Your Leadership Development? By: Patty Prosser, Co-Founder We are navigating in uncharted waters. The challenges our current situation is presenting to corporate leaders is both rare and unusual.  Most, if not all of us, have never experienced anything like this before, in our lives, let alone our careers. Having to practice social distancing and operate...
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What is Outplacement and Why is it a Valuable Benefit for Companies?

What is Outplacement and Why is It a Valuable Benefit for Companies? By: Jessica Gendron, President To be honest, until about two years ago, I had never heard of outplacement.  It was a foreign concept to me - and it may be to you, too - but it can prove to be a valuable benefit to departed employees AND your company. What is Outplacement? Outplacement or Career Transition Support is a benefit...
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What Does it Take to Be a Great Place for Women to Work?

What Does it Take to Be a Great Place for Women to Work? By Jessica Gendron, President There is an abundance of available research around the bias and discrimination that women face in the workplace.  That research gives us great insight in to what has limited the advancement of women and how it's stalling qualified women in their careers. For many of us, the question of "how to fix it"...
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We Don’t Get Any Closer to Gender Equality When Men are Walking on Eggshells.

We Don't Get Any Closer to Gender Equality When Men are Walking on Eggshells. By Jessica Gendron, President There I was, wandering the halls of a large convention center, looking for a small board room for my first meeting of an Education Task Force I had been asked to join.  I was nervous.  Not because I doubted my expertise or skills, but because I would be the only woman in the...
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