Susan Ritchie

Want to maximize your influence? Here are 3 things to stop doing, now.

Want to maximize your presence, visibility and influence? Here are 3 activities you may want to

7 signs you’re about to fail (and what to do about it)

“Failure is an event, not a person.” I’m not sure who said that, but it resonates with me.

7 Little Acts Of Leadership

Leadership isn’t just for leaders, you know.   You don’t need to be the CEO in

10 Things You Need To Manage Before You Manage Others

Making a move into your first leadership or management post can be a daunting experience. I

How To Present With Authority—Even When You Have None

A few years ago now, I gave a presentation to a room full of influential businesswomen.

3 Steps To Restore Your Leadership Confidence

Selective memories. Do you have one? A lot of my clients do in one way or

Smart Ways to Be Seen and Heard At Work

As a professional woman, being good at what you do simply isn’t good enough these days.

7 Ways To Build Great Relationships With Your Team

The challenges facing new leaders in a business situation are many and varied. It’s a demanding

7 Ways To Lead Meetings Your Team Will Love

We’ve all been there. The meetings that run on endlessly, while verbose colleagues hold center stage

How To Speak So They’ll Listen

Whether you’re an aspiring, new or established leader, there’s one skill you’ll need in buckets-full to

10 Confidence Hacks For Leaders

Even the most confident/able/fearless leaders amongst us have moments when we lose that certainty in ourselves.

The One Question You Need To Answer – Before The Job Interview

It’s very easy to get yourself tied up in knots before a job interview isn’t it?

6 Ways to Overcome Your Dread of Delegating

Twice this week I’ve had two conversations about delegation. Once with someone about to step up

Would You Pass the Leadership Roadworthiness Test?

When you’re new to a leadership role, the first three months are a crucial time when

The Best Question I Never Asked

It was some years ago now, early on in a new role. I settled down to lead a

The Quickest Way To Shut Down Your Career

And that, dear reader, is to take any notice of people who tell you that you

A Grumpy Leader Doesn’t Make A Great Team

Emotional Intelligence is increasingly being seen as a key ingredient of the leadership role. In a

3 Ways To Manage Your Impostor Syndrome & Land Your Next Role

“If I don’t get this sorted out, it’s going to affect my whole career, ” she

Dealing With Difficult People: The One Thing You Need to Know

No matter how long you’ve been in post, the challenges of a tough team member never

Nervous About a New Leadership Role? Here’s How to Rise to the Challenge.

I was chatting to a client a while back who told me she was feeling nervous

Moving From People-Pleaser to Robust Leader

Being nice is good for business – until it’s not. You may think that being a

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Four Types of Questions To Ask Your Mentor

Have conversations with your mentor gotten a bit repetitive lately? Perhaps you approached ...

5 Ways to be a Leader, Not a Manager

Have you ever wondered about the difference between a manager and a leader? ...

How to Shut Down a Colleague Who Takes Credit for Your Work

Has this ever happened to you? You’re in a meeting and the unthinkable ...

15 Songs for Your Leadership Playlist

It was one of those conference moments I’ll never forget: Carly Fiorina had ...

10 Killer Leadership Skills: The Great Differentiators?

Last week at Hallmark I hosted a couple gentlemen from a partner company. ...

Influencing Without Authority—Using Your Six Sources of Influence

I am in the difficult situation of being unofficial project lead, responsible for ...

11 Leadership Lessons Learned

Here are 11 lessons I’ve learned about leadership—mostly from much-admired colleagues, and just ...

6 Critical Missteps That Hurt Your Career Advancement

Let’s face it: it isn’t easy to break out and establish yourself as ...

9 Traits of Exceptional Leaders

Truly great leaders are hard to come by, but it seems everyone thinks ...

Nine Qualities of Female Leaders Who Get Beyond the Glass Ceiling

I’m frequently asked to speak about women in law and specifically the issue ...

5 Things Women Leaders Should Stop Doing. TODAY.

Over the last couple years, I’ve had a front row seat to career ...

8 Types of Courage for Aspiring Leaders

“The truth is that courage resides within you; you must simply decide to ...

4 Characteristics of Leaders Who Get Hired and Promoted

Imagine if you had the opportunity to sit down with a senior executive ...

25 Questions to Ask a Mentor

A few years ago, around the time when I was launching this blog, ...

Want to be Excited on Monday Morning? Be an Intrapreneur.
Want to be Excited on Monday Morning? Be an Intrapreneur.

“While it’s true that every company needs an entrepreneur to get it under way, healthy

4 Hidden Ways to Take Risks — And Propel Your Career Forward
4 Hidden Ways to Take Risks — And Propel Your Career Forward

“Have big dreams. You will grow into them.” — Unknown If you’re looking for a

How to Have a Thicker Skin for Negative Feedback
How to Have a Thicker Skin for Negative Feedback

Everyone agrees that it’s a smart practice to ask for feedback. Don’t walk through life with

Leaderly Quote: Don’t be a “lone ranger.”
Leaderly Quote: Don’t be a “lone ranger.”

“How do you know when you’re breaking too many rules?” I asked this question of

Learn to Become a Fierce Negotiator With Our Latest Infographic!
Learn to Become a Fierce Negotiator With Our Latest Infographic!

We hope you love our visual take on tips to help you negotiate like a

4 Sloppy Speech Habits that Undermine Your Influence
4 Sloppy Speech Habits that Undermine Your Influence

At what point would you stop listening to a speaker who opens with: “So, OK,

Asking for a Raise in the Age of #MeToo
Asking for a Raise in the Age of #MeToo

Thinking of asking for a raise? “The old negotiating adage still rings true: if you

Leaderly Quote: Demote your inner perfectionist
Leaderly Quote: Demote your inner perfectionist

For some of us active and recovering perfectionists, we await feedback holding out hope that if

The Top 5 Most-Read Articles this Month
The Top 5 Most-Read Articles this Month

Here are the top articles that other emerging leaders have been reading at BeLeaderly.com this month. Do

3 Ways to be a Strategist, Not a Tactician
3 Ways to be a Strategist, Not a Tactician

“You need to be more strategic.” Many aspiring leaders have heard this type of feedback

Be Leaderly Spotlight: Selena Rezvani
Be Leaderly Spotlight: Selena Rezvani

We’re thrilled to welcome Selena Rezvani to the Be Leaderly team, and to her new role

Emerging Leader Spotlight: Erin Lo
Emerging Leader Spotlight: Erin Lo

Every month we ask an emerging leader we admire to share what she is doing

How to Go After Awards and Recognition (and Win)
How to Go After Awards and Recognition (and Win)

Just last week, a Director at a well-regarded business school explained to me that she

Leaderly Quote: Don’t let fear steal your dreams
Leaderly Quote: Don’t let fear steal your dreams

“Don’t let fear steal your dreams.” — Sabina Nawaz

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