Articles by Jo

4 Questions for Finding Your Passion

4 Questions for Finding Your Passion

Passion drives performance, and this matters—a lot. When a team at Deloitte examined what makes work not feel like work,…
Roundup of Leadership Podcasts

Roundup of Leadership Podcasts

I’m fortunate to know some kickass authors, speakers, and thought leaders—the best of the best—many of whom host leadership podcasts.…
5 Leadership Types: Which One Are You?

5 Leadership Types: Which One Are You?

You don’t need a title to be a leader, and you don’t need to head up a team to accomplish…
We Need to Talk About “Office Housework”

We Need to Talk About “Office Housework”

We need to talk about “office housework,” because women and minorities are doing more of it. What’s office housework? Some…
Connect Before You Collaborate

Connect Before You Collaborate

Connect before you collaborate. Listen before you lead. Partner before you persuade. Building relationships is not something that chitchatting slackers…
3 Ways to Attract Influential Career Advocates

3 Ways to Attract Influential Career Advocates

Sponsors are influential advocates who believe in you, see potential in you that’s unformed or untapped, and are willing to…
Mobilize Your Leadership Support Network

Mobilize Your Leadership Support Network

Deep personal relationships, not large superficial networks, are the foundation of leadership. Even if you’re a star performer, your progress…
Switching Focus from Mentorship to Sponsorship (Video)

Switching Focus from Mentorship to Sponsorship (Video)

A sponsor is an influential advocate who believes in you, sees potential in you that’s unformed or untapped, and is…
Choose Gigs That Feed Your Soul

Choose Gigs That Feed Your Soul

“You have one lifetime to live. Choose gigs that feed your soul.” — Sara Sperling When I first spoke to…
The Attention Span of a Goldfish (Video)

The Attention Span of a Goldfish (Video)

I can’t be the only one who’s struggling right now to be present, remain focused on what’s important to me,…
100 Leadership Qualities: Which Do You Recognize in Yourself?

100 Leadership Qualities: Which Do You Recognize in Yourself?

There’s an entire industry of books and seminars founded on the assumption that if you just learn the right set…
Don't Just Kick Open Doors...

Don't Just Kick Open Doors...

Roses are red. Violets are blue. Don’t just kick open doors. Hold them open and invite others others to step…
Are You Dreaming Big Enough?

Are You Dreaming Big Enough?

Pamela Stewart’s experience with audacious goal setting predates her professional career. Today, as senior vice president of national retail sales…
You Do You: Own Your Leadership Strengths

You Do You: Own Your Leadership Strengths

We are often so focused on trying to fix our weaknesses that we neglect to nurture our strengths. It’s time…
25 Songs For Your Leadership Playlist

25 Songs For Your Leadership Playlist

What are your all-time favorite leadership songs — the ones that make you feel fired up, unstoppable, and ready to…
25 Questions to Ask a Mentor

25 Questions to Ask a Mentor

Whenever I’m asked “What are some of the best questions to ask a mentor?” I like to share this simple…