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  • May 13, 2014

    So many people make the mistake of thinking that the most important issue in weighing whether something will succeed or not is if they can do what it takes to accomplish the goal.

    In this super competitive, lean and mean business environment I find myself working with clients all the time on how to make the most of situations in order to advance and succeed.

    You have to get to know how you lead – What are your strengths? What are your blind spots or deficits? Only then can you begin building your leadership toolbox, adding to the skills you already have.

    I think simple, memorable frameworks help so I created one. I call it Leadership: Inside, Outside and In-Between. Leading from the INSIDE are those internal characteristics necessary to lead. I define IN-BETWEEN as our interactive leadership skills. And, finally leading OUTSIDE, is about how we relate to the larger world outside of us, or the totality. 

    The other day I was speaking to a client. She was exploring how to best approach a career opportunity. This led us into a lively conversation of the context surrounding the opportunity.

    Why? Because without an exploration of the context she can’t be clear about which moves would result in better outcomes.

  • Apr 30, 2013
    posted in Careers

    You’ve probably heard about how many resumes are being submitted per job post – sometimes a thousand. So getting a much-coveted interview is a real coup. In order to make a great impression and get an offer you have to be well prepared.

    Here are some tips to help you prepare and nail the interview:

  • Aug 4, 2009

    I am shocked that so many people misunderstand what should be included in a bio and further by how many boring, useless bios exist. Like a fingerprint a well-written bio should result in setting you apart from everyone else. The reader should get a sense of your unique skills, experience and personality. A bio is not a paragraph form of the resume.

  • Jul 29, 2009

    I like Michael McKinney’s post on the book Leadership Beyond Reason. Thought it was worth re-posting here, especially b/c it focuses on the importance of our relationships as leaders. Hope you enjoy it.

    Posted: 7/27/09 on www.leadershipnow.com
    When we think of leadership we naturally regard the objective and view with suspicion the subjective. We value hard data over soft data; reason over instinct; the external world over the internal world.

  • Feb 22, 2008

    “Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office” is Dr. Lois Frankel’s 2004 bestselling book on the unconscious mistakes that women make that sabotage their careers. I use this book all the time in my life leadership coaching with women whether they work in corporations or they’re entrepreneurs because for women to succeed anywhere they have to grow to overcome their own self-limiting behaviors and beliefs.

“My leadership coaching helps you identify who you are – both your strengths and vulnerabilities – and how to use them to go further than you ever thought possible in your career and life.”

Elizabeth C. Hechtman is passionate about people leading every aspect of their lives. For over 25 years she's collaborated with clients to be leaders in their families and relationships, at work, with friends, and with their finances, health and wellness.

Elizabeth's clients are c-suite professionals, entrepreneurs, middle managers, creative professionals, recent brides/grooms, stay-at-home parents, and singles. She lives in the Philadelphia suburbs.

She created this blog as a forum to disseminate the golden nuggets she learns everyday, bat around her views on leadership and and invite a rich dialogue about all of it.