When High Stakes Meet High Prices

In my fairly new public high school situated in a nice suburb, the graduating class of 2016 sits at about one thousand students. About a third of these students are enrolled in AP classes, and I know almost all of their names (or at least faces) from bumping shoulders with them in a freezing testing […]

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Ideas to Build Confidence

The following is an excerpt from How to Build Confidence by Amy Gallo in the Harvard Business Review: Very few people succeed in business without a degree of confidence. Yet everyone, from young people in their first real jobs to seasoned leaders in the upper ranks of organizations, have moments — or days, months, or […]

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Enhancing Innovation and Collective Intelligence

Studies continue to report that diverse and inclusive leadership teams produce more creative and innovative results. Scientific American article “How Diversity Makes Us Smarter,” based on decades of research from organizational scientists, psychologists, sociologists, economists, and demographers, states: “The fact is that if you want to build teams or organizations capable of innovating, you need […]

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Leveraging Talent

Women tend to exhibit different leadership characteristics and attributes than men. These are not necessarily better or worse, merely different. Sometimes male attributes are needed; sometimes female attributes are preferred, and often both sets of attributes can add value to a situation, strategy, or effort. One scholar noted that female attributes are particularly valued in […]

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Increasing CSR and Organizational Reputation

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a hot topic of discussion for companies around the world, and Utah companies are no exception. One question is whether women influence the CSR or related social or community involvement of an organization. The Why Diversity Matters report states that “gender-inclusive leadership is associated with increased corporate social responsibility.”  It […]

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Strengthening Organizational Climate

Researchers have discovered a host of organizational climate benefits associated with the number of women serving in management and leadership. First, a number of studies have found that an organizational climate that is open to diversity is linked to employees’ lower intentions to leave. Second, one study of government agencies in the U.S. found that […]

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Untapped Value for Utah Companies and Organizations

Utah companies and organizations that are searching for practices to improve performance will find untapped potential in attracting, retaining, promoting and empowering women within their organizations. Research demonstrates there are a host of benefits and strengths that accompany having women in management and leadership roles. But it’s not unusual in Utah or beyond for managers […]

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The Benefits of Women in Leadership

Did you know that engaging women in leadership positions provides a host of benefits to companies and organizations? Research points to a variety of benefits and advantages that come to companies and organizations when they include women in leadership. Research also shows that most managers and top leadership teams do not fully realize the value […]

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You Were Born to Lead

Sheri Dew addressed an audience of thousands of Utah women of all ages at UVU on Wednesday for the final event in the Utah Women & Leadership Project Speaker and Dialogue Series this year. Her message was insightful and as always personable and pointed. “What do I know about leadership?” she asked. “It’s hard and […]

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