Why we need the values of The Enlightenment – Mary T. O’Sullivan

By Mary T. O’Sullivan, MSOL “We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly” Aristotle 384-322 BC The scandals of Enron, WorldCom, Lehman Brothers and the subsequent Sarbanes-Oxley laws have driven the trend in culture towards a more value-based system of ethics and…

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Coaching High Potential Managers for Growth – Mary T. O’Sullivan

By Mary T. O’Sullivan, MSOL – business leadership writer “One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.” – Abraham Maslow I’m often asked, what’s the best way to coach high potential growth leaders. A very important point…

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What Bosses Give for the Holidays – Mary T. O’Sullivan

By Mary T. O’Sullivan, MSOL “I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year.” – Charles Dickens             Everyone seems to be spreading holiday cheer this month, and your boss or company may be no exception. Don’t be surprised if you are handed a card with a small gift attached at lunchtime or…

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Get Your Jingle on But Not in Public – Mary T. O’Sullivan

By Mary T. O’Sullivan, MSOL “What happens at the holiday party, stays at the holiday party” – CoolChaser Graphic Design             It’s that celebratory time of year when you receive your invite to your office holiday party. You may feel obligated to show up, and in some cases, it’s good that you do. The problem…

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What’s Missing from Women’s Leadership Conferences? – Mary T. O’Sullivan

By Mary T. O’Sullivan, MSOL “If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.” Peter Drucker Have you ever attended a women’s conference? I’ve attended many over the last several years. The conference committees work hard to invite interesting guests and motivating panels. Despite their best efforts, it seems that these conferences…

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