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Rainbow is My Favorite Color

Posted by Carol Seymour on Mar 28, 2019 8:50:12 AM


This week, we kicked off the first Signature program for 2019 in Charlotte, where I met 40 unique colors of the rainbow.

I took this photo when I was in Amsterdam because the message struck me. I thought it could be a tag line for Signature.

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Topics: Leadership, Relationships, Intentional Mindset

Know Your Non-Negotiables

Posted by Carol Seymour on Feb 28, 2019 10:00:00 AM


I recently returned from a week in Nicaragua, my first of many this year. I go to see my daughter and son-in-law twice a year, spaced between their two visits to the US. Visiting the small city of Chinandega, Nicaragua is difficult both logistically and emotionally. The bumpy, 2.5-hour drive from the airport is certainly uncomfortable, and the amount of poverty I’m exposed to is not something I will ever get used to.

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Topics: Advocating for Yourself, Negotiate

How Many Levels Does Your Network Have?

Posted by Carol Seymour on Feb 13, 2019 12:21:20 PM

 “Stop right there,” she said. “I’m in.”

I was dumbfounded that Ronee Hagen, CEO of PGI, Inc. (a Blackstone Company), had just agreed to join us as our CEO guest at a Signature Program. It was 2013. I had been introduced to her only a few weeks before by a mutual contact who thought we might hit it off with a joint passion for developing more women leaders. But I was just a new entrepreneur starting to gather some momentum and Ronee was the CEO of a company with over $7B in revenue.

But her response wasn’t luck.

The foundation for this successful conversation had started years before that call.

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Topics: Managing Your Career, Relationships, Intentional Mindset

That Person at Work Who You Just Don’t Like

Posted by Carol Seymour on Jan 16, 2019 8:38:36 AM

Have you ever had to work with someone you just don’t like? We’ve all been there, and whether it is based on a competitive history or you don’t like their communication style, we’ve all had that feeling of tension that rises when this person walks in the room.

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Topics: Leadership, Relationships

Courage is a Muscle You Build Over Time

Posted by Carol Seymour on Dec 18, 2018 10:36:38 AM

Are you courageous? Or not? I had always seen myself in the “not courageous” camp. Fortunately, I learned that courage is actually a muscle that you build over time. You have to push the muscle beyond its comfort zone, then you rest and recover, and try again. Like any muscle building activity, consistency and intentionality are key to build on your progress from week to week.

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Topics: Leadership

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