Becoming “Leaderly”: 5 Leadership Lessons from Charlotte Beers

 

Charlotte Beers broke the glass ceiling before we knew there was one. As former Chairman and CEO of Ogilvy and Mather and appointed by Colin Powell as Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy, Charlotte is one of the most successful women in the world. (You can meet Charlotte and hear her wisdom at the Midwest Invent Your Future Conference June 19 by registering at http://www.inventyourfuture.com)Admitting that her biggest failure in life has been retirement, Charlotte now spends her time helping women break through barriers, many of which Charlotte believes are self-imposed.  It’s a process she describes as “becoming leaderly.”  Here are five lessons from Charlotte Beers that can help any woman unleash the leader within:

Forget The Glass Ceiling: Leadership Lessons from the White House to the Corporate Board Room with Betsy Myers

Betsy Myers has served two Presidents.  As a senior adviser on women’s issues under President Bill Clinton and Chief Operating Officer for President Barack Obama’s campaign, Betsy has experienced leadership at the highest levels. In her latest book, Take The Lead Betsy says that her curiosity has framed her leadership efforts.  Questions such as: Why is it that some people challenge us and motivate us to rise to our best abilities, while others seem to drain our energy and spirit? What is that particular quality people have that causes others around them to fully engage and feel connected?