Author Archives: Danielle Paulson

22 Mar

You Say Millennial, I Say Multi-Generational

Danielle PaulsonBy Danielle Paulson

Labeling generations is all the rage—Traditionalists (born before 1946), Boomers (1946-1964), Gen X’ers (1965-1979), Millennials (1980-2000) and—get this—Generation Z, the post-Millennial group who will be joining the ranks of working professionals within the next few years. Personifying and categorizing each generation has become quite popular. Perhaps it is an attempt to make some sense of

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16 Jan

If Only Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer Had Eaten a Slice of Pie

Danielle PaulsonBy Danielle Paulson

Almost exactly one year ago, my colleague blogged about the leadership trials and tribulations of several high-profile CEOs and the tough issues facing their organizations. Among them, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Target’s Brian Cornell and Volkswagen’s Martin Winkerhorn. Perhaps one of the most controversial names on the list was that of Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo.

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05 Oct

It’s Not About You

Danielle PaulsonBy Danielle Paulson

No lie—everyone in my world seems to be dealing with at least one person who’s suddenly acting like a complete jackass. The most recent examples include my 10-year-old’s “best friends” suddenly taking the lead role in “Mean Girls,” resulting in several days of tearful evening conversations; a close business associate of my husband, whom he

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leadership development
18 May

Leadership Development vs. Lead-the-Ship Development

Danielle PaulsonBy Danielle Paulson

Dive into our blog vault and you’ll quickly see two clear themes: leadership development and organizational transformation. Traditional leadership development typically focuses on increasing an individual leader’s ability to drive business outcomes. Increasing awareness, closing skill gaps and strengthening critical characteristics are common elements of a leadership development program. The overarching goal lies in helping

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12 Apr

Transformational Leaders—Beware of the Dark Side

Danielle PaulsonBy Danielle Paulson

Desperate for “blogspiration” this week, I did what any blogger would do—I looked around to see what everyone else was doing. I noticed in recent weeks that two of my colleagues were inspired to blog on the concept of transformational leadership—“What Is Transformational Leadership and How Effective are CEOs at Providing It?” and “You Were

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01 Mar

Does Failure Define You or Feed You?

Danielle PaulsonBy Danielle Paulson

On a monthly basis, my colleagues and I take part in a “continuing education” session designed to deepen our knowledge and expertise around Four Disciplines that inform our consulting work—Neuroscience, Psychology, Business Acumen and Mindfulness. Last month we were fortunate enough to dig deeper into the study of positive psychology, specifically the concept of post-traumatic

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