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Leading Whilst Female: Our Latest Group Offering

Leading Whilst Female: Our Latest Group Offering

Qualities we often associate with leadership are overwhelmingly masculine.

So, as we and others work to improve diversity and inclusion in hiring and representation, what can we do in the meantime to enhance how we are perceived, received, and, yes, promoted at work? How can we define our own brands of leadership – and dial-up the qualities that work for us, rather than against us?

Our founder shares insights into our latest workshop offering.

The Work-Life Conundrum

The Work-Life Conundrum

With every late-night visit to our email inbox or simple "no" to a work request, we make a decision about our personal-professional persona that impacts coworkers and loved ones alike.

Work-life balance is an elusive, yet important concept. Our founder Ellie Hearne shares her thoughts on the same.

When the New Boss... Is You

When the New Boss... Is You

"We typically promote people not because they are great at developing teams and delivering feedback, but because they are strong individual contributors and they (hopefully) have the potential to learn the rest."

But what does that mean in practice? Pencil or Ink founder Ellie Hearne on learning to lead.

Personalities and Work

Personalities and Work

None of us is as smart as all of us.

So how do personalities and approaches play into working effectively as a unit? What can we do as team leaders and team members to make everyone work well together - and best serve the business as a result?

Check Yourself: Do You Live Above the Line?

Check Yourself: Do You Live Above the Line?

When we're met with a challenge, it's often easier to react hastily than it is to respond thoughtfully. 

"The line" is the distinction between curling up in a ball or blaming someone else and acknowledging what's happening or simply taking control.

The latter is leadership in action - and that's what living above the line is all about.

Pencil or Ink founder Ellie Hearne explains more.