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

Confidence is Belonging

Confidence is a topic that is written about hugely – in fact I’ve done my fair

Four Types of Questions To Ask Your Mentor

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

25 Questions to Ask a Mentor

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

15 Songs for Your Leadership Playlist

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

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 ...

5 Ways to be a Leader, Not a Manager

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

10 Killer Leadership Skills: The Great Differentiators?

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

11 Leadership Lessons Learned

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

9 Traits of Exceptional Leaders

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

Influencing Without Authority—Using Your Six Sources of Influence

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

5 Things Women Leaders Should Stop Doing. TODAY.

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

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome in Your Career
Overcoming Imposter Syndrome in Your Career

As someone who left the corporate world to start my own business a few years

How to Make Your Mark When You Enter a Team
How to Make Your Mark When You Enter a Team

For most of us, working on projects and deliverables by ourselves is becoming increasingly scarce. We

Leaderly Quote: Don’t wait for an invitation to lead.
Leaderly Quote: Don’t wait for an invitation to lead.

“Don’t wait for an invitation to lead. Learn to see the leader in yourself.” —Jo

Confidence is Belonging
Confidence is Belonging

Confidence is a topic that is written about hugely – in fact I’ve done my

Leaderly Quote: Harness your superpowers…
Leaderly Quote: Harness your superpowers…

Ask a woman to name her signature strengths and she’ll often squirm in her chair,

It’s OK to Ask For Help
It’s OK to Ask For Help

It’s easy to imagine that our role models, leaders, and other highly successful people have

Listen, Learn, Lead! Teleclass, Podcast & Radio Roundup
Listen, Learn, Lead! Teleclass, Podcast & Radio Roundup

Want to smarten up, expand your thinking, and procrastinate a bit longer on that tedious

Three Tricks to Step Up Your Self-Promotion Skills
Three Tricks to Step Up Your Self-Promotion Skills

I recently attended a women’s leadership dinner and heard a young woman ask the speaker—a

Leaderly Quote: Learn to just say no.
Leaderly Quote: Learn to just say no.

“Learn to just say no. No explanation, no excuse, no apology.”—Fawn Germer  

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

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