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Hillary And Anna: A Match Made In Style Heaven

Guest Post by Diane Craig, President and Founder, Corporate Class Inc.

Hillary Clinton: the first female presidential nominee in the United States. What an astounding achievement! Whether you like Hillary or not, there is no denying that her passion, hard work and expertise have all aligned to help get her where she stands today. She has had, of course, other tools at her disposal, such as wealth, power and Bill Clinton by her side, and lets not forget, fashion.

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The 7 Lies You Need To Quit Telling Yourself

Guest Post by Eleanor Beaton, Women’s Leadership Coach

I spent most of my 20s in a state of denial.

The dazzling, sparkling life I spent my teenage years dreaming about was a galaxy away.

My day-to-day reality wasn’t quite as refined as I’d imagined it would be. I was broke, I lived in a lovely but crooked old house that required more care than I could afford, and I was a freelance writer, not the supermodel/investment banker I expected I would be.

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Do You Know This Dirty, Shameful Habit of Highly Successful Women Leaders?

Guest Post by Eleanor Beaton, Women’s Leadership Coach

Women love to make fun of dudes for failing to ask for directions when they are lost….

…or refusing to read the instructions when assembling a tricky piece of Ikea furniture.

In fact, making fun of men for their seeming inability to ask for assistance is pretty much a cultural norm.

How absurd! we titter. If they could just get over themselves and ask for help, life would be so much easier and we wouldn’t have to watch this embarrassing caveman act for a minute longer.

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What Is Leadership Presence?

Guest Post by Diane Craig, President and Founder of Corporate Class Inc.

Leadership – a powerful buzzword that’s always been part of the business lexicon, however has made a “comeback,” if you will, in recent years – with a slight twist. We’re not just calling it leadership now, but rather, leadership presence. Terms that involve the word “presence,” such as leadership presence and executive presence, can often be misinterpreted, misconstrued, or just plain misunderstood, which is why we turn to Belle Linda Halpern and Kathy Lubar, experts on leadership presence. Halpern and Lubar are authors of the book Leadership Presence: Dramatic Techniques to Reach Out, Motivate and Inspire, which details what leadership presence is, who has it, and how people can obtain it.

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Double Standards: Why Women Often Struggle with Their Executive Presence

Post by Diane Craig, President and Founder of Corporate Class Inc.

The corporate world is one that is often difficult to navigate. From office politics to communication, technology to gender dynamics, there is always a lot going on and in order to be a successful person in business, one must be attuned to all of these “variables” and know how to successfully maneuver them. Of course, doing so requires a great deal of practice (which takes time), but one element that is critical in the negotiation of these components is the possession of Executive Presence.

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