Monday, January 26, 2015


There are so many different types of leaders in the fashion industry. I have found that a leadership style often is formed from education, professional experience, but most of all through what leadership you have experienced early in your career. Whether you are a seasoned leader or new to managing a team, understanding how you are viewed as a leader is just as important as the results you deliver. Some teams will follow their leader because of respect, while others get work done because of fear. Some leaders lift the team up while others put the team down. Some leaders give energy to the team while others take away energy.

What do you want to be known for as a leader? How well does your team respect you? Which leadership style would allow you to build a high functioning team? Who do you respect most as a leader? What could you learn from that leader?

Monday, January 12, 2015

Internal PR

Sometimes people get bogged down in doing their job that they forget how important it is to let others know what successes they have had. In smaller companies, your impact is usually clear. In larger companies, people in your division may be aware of what your success, but other divisions may not be aware. What if a role comes up in another division that interests you? How will other leaders know what a rock star you are if they don’t know what you have done? 

Sometimes your boss is busy and cannot see all of the great things you have accomplished. Earning a great track record is important, so how can you let others know about it without seeming arrogant? If you have a weekly meeting with your boss, why not share what happened in the week? What if you talk about the problems you solved and proactive steps you are taking? 

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