Just what makes a workplace great?
It's a question more elusive than we might hope, given that many of us are versed in the dysfunctional work environment rather than the truly exceptional workplace. Fortunately, the research consultancy that ranks the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list--the Great Place to Work Institute--knows a thing or two about what builds trust and engagement on the part of workers. As a former employee of the firm, I experienced some of these impressive companies from the inside and learned about their unique DNA; I now anticipate the release of the annual list each January.
Each year, we read scads of articles on the status of women leaders in corporate America. These pieces educate readers about the difficulty women have attaining corporate board-ship, entry to the c-suite, and breaking into typically male roles like "CFO."
The savviest leaders don't look to one point-person to satisfy all of their development needs. Instead, they seek out the consultation of many mentors and advisors. Your "personal board of directors" should serve you the same way that a typical board serves a company: surrounding you with diverse expertise and helping you with important decision making.
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