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Two causes: Hypothermia temperatures last month and Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. Effect: Nothing better to do than pour a glass…
3 Insights for Leaders in Today’s Culture
Developing Executive Presence Executive presence is the collection of skills and traits that allows leaders to lead others in order to become…
I’m noticing a pattern in conversation with some of my coaching clients. They received feedback that they need to increase their executive…
I’m not going to lie; I didn’t hate quarantine. But like many who are coming out of the cocoon and evolving toward our…
As I was listening in the world today to what was and wasn't being said, a few important dots connected. SUPERPOWER: Listening…
Increasing your charisma and mental speed or "thinking on your feet" plays a big role in how you show up as a…
Typically, I do heavy reflection and goal setting in Sept, during the Jewish high holidays, but at that time this year, I…
Building relationships is key to developing influence and power. And if you are a leader, or aspire to be one, you need…
As the leader, one of the key benefits of virtual meetings is the ability to manage who speaks. Why is this important?…
Virtual meetings give introverts a tool to increase influence and build a stronger team. Here is some quick guidance on how to…
Executive presence is often described as  one of those things that you recognize when you see it. And when you see it,…
At Amazon, meetings start in silence. For the first 30 minutes, everyone reads what is famously known as the  Amazon Memo. The…
For Immediate Release SEATTLE (April 2, 2019) — The Washington Athletic Club (WAC) announces a partnership with Teri Citterman, member of Forbes…
https://youtu.be/H-oYlhpii6Y Seattle, WA – Aug 2, 2018 – LeadershipLab19 (LL19), an invitation-only, exclusive peer community for growth-minded emerging executives on the trajectory…
 From the CEO’s Perspective forum is next Thursday morning, June 7th at the World Trade Center in Seattle. It’s an important conversation…
Branding is one of the most important activities your business can engage in. Building a strong, recognizable brand will help you connect…
More than a decade ago, as H. James Wilson writes in the Harvard Business Review, Daniel Goleman found that "nearly 90% of the difference…
I learned an important lesson at my last CEO forum. I was having a conversation with an influential executive at one of…
You’ve seen me clench my jaw when I say it: Research says, women will be on parity with men in the c-suite…
Many of you, I'm heads down working on the Leadership Lab no. 19 (LL19), a powerful, invite-only networking and leadership experience for…
If CEOs had three wishes, what would they be? Having coached and interviewed hundreds of them, I know one wish would be…
When I feel a little helpless in the world, I do what I do best, which is to gather the great thinkers…
I was talking with Aman Bhutani, President of the Brand Expedia Group. By the way, he'll be on the roster for the…
Don't be ridiculous... I met with the other CFO, Brandon Pedersen. We sit on the Board of Governors at the World Trade Center…
  Company culture isn’t an afterthought. It happens whether leaders choose to design it deliberately, or because they didn’t. Either way, culture is –…
  Two brands that sit right next to each other at the bottom of the alphabetical order. They’re also both in the…
“Business is an Adventure” discussion Jonathan Sposato, angel investor and CEO at PicMonkey, Nadia Shouraboura, founder and CEO at Hointer and Richard…
This topic could not have come at a better time given the political environment we are currently enduring. While I know, some…
Photo credit to Fast Company's Co.Exist I am absolutely mind-crushing on Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP and author of "Winners Dream: A…
Leaders juggle. It’s what they do. So imagine what occurs when you go from juggling a few red rubber balls to juggling…
Brad Smith is an "un-complicator." Every day, he faces the quicksand of complexity that emanates from being the President and Chief Legal…
Many believe executive presence or charisma is one of those mysterious aspects of leadership you’re either born with or you’re not. Some…
When Delta Air Lines came to town, I was not enthusiastic. Seattle is provincial and extremely protective of our hometown brands. But…
The sound you just heard was me rolling my eyes. No, she’s not feeding chocolate to the homeless. That doesn’t even make…
I’ve been feeling stuck and so are a lot of other writers I know. I don’t want to be part of the…
Host of the C-Suite Network Conference, Jeffrey Hayzlett is a combo of Chris Isaak’s swagger and Mt. Rushmore Cowboy. I’ll admit it...I…
We have a new CEO – Commander-in-Chief. Not one whom I wanted, nor one I would have hired. But I did expect…
  In my work with CEOs I've noticed a clear behavior that elevates the best ones: conviction, knowing what you stand for…
Benjamin Franklin said “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” I took…
What if women in the most powerful ranking positions helped other women come alongside them? What if that was normal? I recently…
I was meeting with a young leader interested in executive coaching. Halfway through the conversation, he told me I reminded him of…
Much of the coaching work I do focuses on the ways in which executives are standing in their own way, and how…
The Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Celebration is one of the few networking events I actually look forward to. This…
  It didn't take long to see that Kim Kircher is a superboss. She is the director of the Crystal Mountain Ski Patrol and one…
I’m a student of the question and I have a new favorite. I’m asking all the CEOs I interview or who are…
It’s a question CEOs ask me frequently: how do other leaders engage and motivate employees? What can be learned? Well, in this…
In another sold out CEO Forum, three, amazing CEOs–Ken Alterman, SAVERS/Value Village, Kimberly Harris, Puget Sound Energy and Kevin Klock, Talking Rain–shed…
My really smart friend, David Youssefnia, President of Critical Metrics, which makes sense out of employee data, recently shared a research paper with…
As we celebrate Father's Day, I thought about the people in my life who are someone else’s father, but have had an…
I’m pretty excited about Diane Neal. She’s a really cool chic, and like me, her dad played a pivotal role in her life and…
You say your dad was tough on you? You felt like nothing you did was ever good enough? Or your mom was…
I’m still marinating on the discussion I had with Rebecca and Sachi for the #WomenWhoLead event last week at WeWork. Here’s a…
The tables were turned Wednesday evening, and instead of being the moderator, I was a panelist for the #WomenWhoLead event, hosted by…
If you missed our conversation yesterday, I am so so sorry for you. It was unbelievable. Yesterday, three amazing purpose-driven leaders: Jim…
Jim Weber, CEO of Brooks Running, is one of the coolest and smartest leaders in Seattle. He has some amazing stories and…
When I speak about leadership, I am often asked who my favorite leaders are. The smart people would skirt the question, but…
When I talked to Daryl, a lot stood out. Something that stuck with me was the creative logic that came about when…
A few months ago, a zulily customer tried to return a coat. The customer service agent said he would refund her money immediately,…
Can I get a dollar for every time a CEO tells me “It’s not about me”? It’s annoying and untrue. Frankly, it…
No, not mine. Profiles of Female Genius is a book that appeared in my life many years ago. It was a gift…
When combined, my cat’s collective name is Satan. I didn’t plan it that way. I named them Matan and Sinclair, and a…
I can’t remember a time when a Dr. Seuss book wasn’t sitting in the center of my bookshelf, whether I was 8…
To be clear, I’m not talking about the full on fear, Trump-like strategy where employees work for a successful leader who wins…
The latest HBR has a great article by Sydney Finkelstein on what makes a boss a Superboss. I can’t tell you how many…
I’ve been mind-crushing on David Niu ever since I met him. He told me the story of how, a few years back,…
Many of my clients are successful leaders who want to continue that success in a different, more deliberate way. It’s awesome! We…
If you read nothing else this week, understand this: Among the high failure rate of transitioning executives, failed relationships account for a…
The house was packed on February 4th during a rapid fire discussion on why more companies don’t view employee engagement as a…
On Thursday, February 4, David is one of three CEOs that will discuss "Engaging Employees in 2016." You'll also be able to…
“Well-being” rolls my mind back to the sidebar headlines on the covers of my mom’s Redbook or Better Homes and Gardens magazines…
In my trimestral email, I described my theory on what inspired the great navigators, Da Gama, Magellan and Columbus, to secure a…
Influence infuses everything we do in life. It’s what enables us to get further faster. An unstoppable leader will have a clearly…
When I moved to Seattle, my first job was publicist for the Space Needle. Besides knowing random trivia like the Space Needle…
I showed up at the gym last week for Bootcamp, and like every January, a bunch of newbies invaded my space. I…
For those of you that have been wondering and inquiring, I'm so pleased to finally share the big news! Here’s the 2016…
The world is dimmer for the loss of such an iconic symbol of courage and authenticity. I’m not going to claim I…
Teri Citterman, Author at Talonn LLC