Strong Leaders are Win-Win Negotiators

By Marcia Ruben, PhD, PCC on Thu, Aug 24, 2017

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What Effective Executive Leaders Can Learn from Geese--Lesson 1

By Marcia Ruben, PhD, PCC on Sat, Jan 19, 2013

Your intrepid Tangle Doctor has been tied up, so to speak, implementing new ways to untangle corporate leadership knots and teaching MBA students how to work well together and be effective leaders. So many tangles, so little time! 

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Leaders--Time to Dress Up So You Won't be Dressed Down?

By Marcia Ruben, PhD, PCC on Tue, May 22, 2012

Recent research suggests that what we wear impacts how we feel and how we perform. As an executive leadership coach who often works with leaders to enchance their executive presence, this is really helpful information. I often coach women leaders to observe how other senior women, who they perceive as competent and powerful, are dressing. Often the differences, i.e., in accessories, shoes, etc. are subtle, yet worth noting. I sometimes advise clients to change and/or upgrade their wardrobe. I have also advised male clients to make sure that their shoes were polished (I learned this from my grandfather who always said you could tell a lot about a man by the appearance of his shoes.) My clothing advice was based on my own experience in the corporate world and observation. Now, with the power of this research, and recent articles, I feel even more confident in strongly arguing that clothes do make the man and woman!

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