We know that women are socialized to be attentive and inclusive of those around us. And we also know that being so often means being not seen as leaders, passed up for promotions and being denied credit for our work. In this episode, Gloria offers concrete examples of how being too nice works against us, and provides actionable tips for being “authentic, kind, and respectful in your communications” without descending into Niceness Hell.

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Maybe the current crisis has given you time to reflect, to reconnect to your deepest desires about what you want in your life and who you want to me—are meant to be. But the path forward might not be so clear. Let Gloria guide you through the initial process of pivoting with power to the next iteration of yourself. She also reveals a new Power Tool she’s been developing in her series for intentional leadership and living.

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Taking a cue from Joe Biden’s public announcement that he will select a woman as a VP candidate if he is his party’s nominee, Gloria takes a closer look at how someone might get herself ready to be selected for a major leadership role in any organization. She invites us to consider: how does one position oneself to be tapped by others who see your talent and want to help you move forward? How does one break through the barrier of otherness, of not being like or looking like the people that we have always seen in that seat?

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We’re facing scary, chaotic times. Building resilience—the ability to bounce back from setbacks—is key to your success. And the best-kept secret Gloria wants to share with you today is how to reframe that chaos into energy to help you move forward and create new solutions you might never have imagined. In this timely episode, she talks about seizing opportunities where you least expect them and finding your power amid uncertainty.

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Issue 128 — May 10, 2020
The phones are ringing, the texts are buzzing, social media notifications are pinging, and the Zooms and Zoom Rooms are being scheduled throughout the day to connect with family members so we can wish each other Happy Mother’s Day (almost) in person.

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Gloria wrote a book called “No Excuses” for women and now she’s thinking it might be time to write one called “No Excuses for Men.” In this episode, she speaks about men’s important role in eliminating sexual harassment, violence against women, and the pervasive gender inequality that still holds many women back professionally.

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Gloria’s incredible personal story at the heart of this episode reveals the lasting impact a mentor who intercedes on your behalf can have on the rest of your career. And you also have the power to be that person in someone’s life. Gloria offers the broadview of how having and becoming a mentor can strengthen you and the collective strive for women’s empowerment.

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