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Personal Leadership

Growth is the winding vine that wraps around the stake planted in the career garden. In over 2 decades in Talent Management coaching and career development, this dialogue most frequently comes up when exploring where job satisfaction originates. Most importantly, we must learn how to plant the right seeds towards career fulfillment, how to write […]

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What Type Of Leader Are You?

Leadership style refers to a leader’s methods, characteristics, and behaviors when directing, motivating, and managing their team. In 1939, Kurt Lewin identified three basic leadership styles: Autocratic, Democratic, and Laissez-Faire. When we dig into each leadership style, we will see they all have pros and cons. Autocratic leadership (authoritarian) is when a single leader has

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Women In Optics

March is Women’s History Month — what would be a better way to honor and celebrate the extraordinary contributions of the women in our field than by highlighting a few of their stories. Let’s celebrate the influence of women in optics and look forward to how females will shape the future of our industry. The

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Finding Our Superpower

In her OnStage Leadership program and Brave Leadership book, Kimberly Davis, challenges you to find your Super Objective. The OWA members who participated in the program—Dr. Beverly Bianes, Kristin Calimlim, Kristen Hopper, Courtney Myers and JaMarie Pfaff—we call it finding our superpower. We discovered that our superpower is something we have innate in us, it’s

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