Original Leadership and Mentoring Articles, Radio/ TV/ Teleconferences and Editorials

(Artículos, entrevistas y webcasts que ofrecen información para el lider de hoy)

  Career Tips from Dr. Otazo


 
  The Vital Voices Global Partnership Connection from Buenos Aires to Kingston

By Taniesha Burke and Karen Otazo Hofmeister
  Why Some Speakers and their Ideas are Riveting

 
           
  Working without Boundaries: Networking across a Continent and a World

What do you do when you’re a young, gifted, woman in an Eastern European country looking for a better life in the west?...

 

  "Face Time" and the Grapevine
An executive nostalgically talked about his time in the Air Force. When he was a major, he kept a huge jar of chocolate candy on his desk. He said he never had trouble getting face-time with the colonels and above because they would always stop by to raid the jar.  Read more...
  How You Think Is Everything: Push Yourself Up a Notch. - As quoted in Investor's Business Daily

Read a captivating interview Karen gave to Investor's Business Daily! Monitoring your career path means blending big picture strategy with seemingly small details...

 

 

  Good Leadership is the Wise Use of Power

Excerpted from "The Truth About Being A Leader... and Nothing But The Truth"

You cannot ignore the issue of power as a leader. On a basic level, you simply have it, because you get to make decisions and influence outcomes for others.

 
  "What’s the Big Idea?”: Bring Your Guiding Rules Into Everyday Organizational Life

Excerpted from “The Truth About Being A Leader... and Nothing but the Truth.”

If you want your staff to live by the “big ideas” of your organization, it’s vital that you empower them to do so. You do this by

 
  You Can't Microwave Your Leadership Relationships

Excerpted from "The Truth About Being A Leader... and Nothing But The Truth"

The gadgets in our lives have made us accustomed to instant results. Thanks to your microwave oven, you can have a hot meal any time, day or night, in a matter of seconds. But some things still cannot be rushed...
 

 

  Mentor the Mentors Series
The 12 Steps Toward Becoming A “Recovering Bitch”


...he realized that his combative/abrasive style was getting in his way he endeavored to try a new approach...
 
  Mentor the Mentors Series
Availability


With the perception of “availability” you are dealing with at least two issues: 1) Being seen as ready to talk and 2) Tuning in when someone comes to talk...
 
  Nice Guys do Finish First: NASCAR Daytona 500 – a Leadership Lesson

What an experience to meet Kevin Harvick  at the Daytona 500.  I expected to meet an experienced professional .  He was also a savvy organizational player and a caring leader.
 

 

  Scrappy Street Fighter or Gracious Queen: Women Need a Balance of Power

Women are often walking a tightrope in how they are perceived in leadership positions. Learning balance is a key for us as well as men, but women really need to be aware of...
Global Leadership Network, Dr. Karen Otazo, Global Executive Coach, Global Leadership expert

  Latinos and Careers in the US/
Carreras y Liderazgo Para Latinos en Los EEUU

Like many cultures, the Hispanic culture cares deeply about family including being respectful to elders.  I’ve found that Latinos connect with the ideas of...

  Thoughts on Work and World Soccer

...This move caused huge discussions and criticisms in Germany.  The new coach changed the style of play to a much more aggressive and confrontational one with more individual initiative. 

 

 

  5 Tips for Making a Great Impression! - Also featured on womenworking.com

I have coached executives for more than 20 years. In working with successful leaders and professionals, I have found that making lasting impressions on the people you work with is pivotal to your advancement. Here are some tips to make sure you’re putting your best foot forward.


 

  “Huff and puff”- Proof Yourself
Build Your Career on Relationship Bedrock
Excerpted from The Truth About Managing Your Career…And Nothing But The Truth.

One of my favorite children’s stories is the Three Little Pigs.  In the story, the big bad wolf gets two easy meals by blowing down the pig’s houses made of straw and sticks.   When he gets to the third pig’s house made of brick, though, he hyperventilates trying to blow down the house.  So much for a third meal of the other white meat...
Global Leadership Network, Dr. Karen Otazo, Global Executive Coach, Global Leadership expert

  RA Resource-Based View of Your Organization Goes Beyond the Numbers

Keeping an eye on resources is essential to managing any organization, even a household. Yet some people are still surprised to suddenly find that their cupboards are bare or their bank accounts have no money because they haven't been watching the inflow and outflow of their resources.

 

  Truth 1. More-Responsible Roles Require More Mental "Bandwidth" Excerpted  from "The Truth About Being A Leader... and Nothing But The Truth"

Leadership is a complex mix of responsibilities and accountabilities. To lead effectively, you need to be able to process large amounts of information quickly and handle multiple tasks at once. In computer terms, you need a lot of "bandwidth."
Global Leadership Network, Dr. Karen Otazo, Global Executive Coach, Global Leadership expert
                                             
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  Truth 2. Inheriting an Assistant Requires Reeducation Excerpted  from "The Truth About Being A Leader... and Nothing But The Truth"

If you inherit an assistant from your predecessor, you have to tread carefully in establishing this important relationship.
Global Leadership Network, Dr. Karen Otazo, Global Executive Coach, Global Leadership expert

 


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  Truth 3. Staffing Your Leadership Office: Your Assistant Plays a Vital Role Excerpted  from "The Truth About Being A Leader... and Nothing But The Truth"

Many of the people you'll deal with as a leader start forming their opinions of you long before you meet them—when they first call or visit your office and encounter your assistant. This person serves as an advertisement for who you are in your organization.
Global Leadership Network, Dr. Karen Otazo, Global Executive Coach, Global Leadership expert
                     
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  Truth 4. The Gaps in Your Work Habits Show Up When You Move Up Excerpted  from "The Truth About Being A Leader... and Nothing But The Truth"

Moving into leadership is like moving up in school. No matter how smart and motivated you are, if you don't know how to organize yourself, the complexity of your new environment will overwhelm you.
Global Leadership Network, Dr. Karen Otazo, Global Executive Coach, Global Leadership expert
                                                
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  Truth 5. A Resource-Based View of Your Organization Goes Beyond the Numbers Excerpted  from "The Truth About Being A Leader... and Nothing But The Truth"

Keeping an eye on resources is essential to managing any organization, even a household. Yet some people are still surprised to suddenly find that their cupboards are bare or their bank accounts have no money because they haven't been watching the inflow and outflow of their resources.
Global Leadership Network, Dr. Karen Otazo, Global Executive Coach, Global Leadership expert
                          
Read in Spanish

  The “Nice-Guy” Factor Fosters Commitment
Also featured in ExecuNet
Career Smart Advisor

When Lyndon B. Johnson was in the US senate he used to tell mentors like Sam Rayburn and Franklin Roosevelt, “You’re just like a daddy to me.”  In his homey Texas way LBJ associated himself with a “feel good factor:” because...


 

           
  On Trust and Culture
Also featured in Strategy and Business Magazine

Social Networking...What's New? What's Hot?
Read "On Trust and Culture" Five books about social networks explore the importance of “who you know".



 

  Chinese Leadership: What's the Same and What Has Changed
Also featured on Dr. Otazo's Amazon Blog and in her newsletter

After sixteen days in China, I left with two powerful reminders of my time there: a bad case of the flu and a new understanding of Chinese leadership styles. Twenty years ago, I lived in China and I've gone back regularly since then...
Global Leadership Network, Dr. Karen Otazo, Global Executive Coach, Global Leadership expert

  Tryst with Truths you can Trust
Manage Mentor Section Hindustani Times from Chennai, India

Dr. Otazo maintains a global leadership network. See her features in the Hindustani Times from Chennai, India.




 

   
  Peers and Power Are a Potent Mix Excerpted  from "The Truth About Being A Leader... and Nothing But The Truth"

Have you ever walked into a high school locker room or a martial arts class? The smell that hits you is that of competition and sweat.  In meeting rooms in organizations around the world, the dynamics, if not the aroma, are similar, as peers jockey for power in an adult version of sports competition....
Global Leadership Network, Dr. Karen Otazo, Global Executive Coach, Global Leadership expert

Global Leadership Network, Dr. Karen Otazo, Global Executive Coach, Global Leadership expert

  What’s Slipping Under Your Radar?

In my field of executive coaching, I keep every client on my radar screen by holding them in my thinking on a daily and weekly basis. That way, I can ask the right questions and remind them of what matters in their work lives...



Global Leadership Network, Dr. Karen Otazo, Global Executive Coach, Global Leadership expert

Global Leadership Network, Dr. Karen Otazo, Global Executive Coach, Global Leadership expert

  What’s the point? Why hire   consultants?
And How can you get the best out of them?

As featured in Dr. Otazo's newsletter and on consultingcrossing.com

Through a trial and error process of discovery I found that the nature of the consulting relationship is the key to whether the company is going to get what it needs or throw money down a consulting black hole....

Win Business

Global Leadership Network, Dr. Karen Otazo, Global Executive Coach, Global Leadership expert

 

 

  The Truth about the Power of Spouses and Partners - As featured in Dr. Otazo's Amazon Blog

Read about how spouses of leaders in any organization become part of the leadership package.


 



 

  Recognizing Whom to Trust Keeps You From Getting Burned Excerpted from The Truth About Managing Your Career…And Nothing But The Truth.

When you start a new job, as with any new relationship, there is a period of trust building. Your colleagues need to develop trust in you, as you do in them, if your working relationships are to be effective....  Global Leadership Network, Dr. Karen Otazo, Global Executive Coach, Global Leadership expert



Global Leadership Network, Dr. Karen Otazo, Global Executive Coach, Global Leadership expert

  Kiss the Ring: Hierarchy Matters Excerpted from The Truth About Managing Your Career…And Nothing But The Truth.

"Kissing the Ring" might mean responding in a neutral to positive way but are there "don't kiss the ring" moments too? You bet...
Global Leadership Network, Dr. Karen Otazo, Global Executive Coach, Global Leadership expert



Global Leadership Network, Dr. Karen Otazo, Global Executive Coach, Global Leadership expert

 

 

  Take Ownership of Your Job Without Stepping on Toes Excerpted from The Truth About Managing Your Career…And Nothing But The Truth.

When starting a new job, it’s important that you sense out and claim your ‘territory’: the tasks, issues and decisions that you are responsible for, and the way in which you do them. However...

  Coaching Tip - Grit, Gravitas and Grace - Featured in Lois Frankel's newsletter - Get and Keep The Job You Want

This month’s coaching tips come from my own mentor, Dr. Karen Otazo.  Two decades ago she had the foresight to see that business coaching was an invaluable tool to people of all ages and at all stages of their careers.
 

  What Does Your Office Say About You?

As a manager, you likely want to be perceived as someone who is approachable and easy to talk to, someone who is organized, and someone who works hard. But how do you communicate that message through your work space? Here¹s how, says Otazo:
 

 

 

  Hitting the Ground Running Can Get You into Trouble Excerpted from The Truth About Managing Your Career…And Nothing But The Truth.

It's common when starting a new job to be told that you need to "hit the ground running." Experienced people who appear in the job market after their companies have downsized often hear this. The expectation is...
Global Leadership Network, Dr. Karen Otazo, Global Executive Coach, Global Leadership expert

  “Do You Have Enough Leadership “E”?” - As featured in Management Today, London, U.K.

Working with major multinationals and companies of all sizes on three continents, I’ve found that a key factor in executive success that I call the “E” quotient, or executive energy. Executives who use the right amount of “E” quotient are many...

 

 

 

 

Radio/ TV/ Teleconferences

   
  Interview by host Pat Lynch of "Speak Up!"
on womansradio.com


Listen for Dr. Otazo's insightful answers to the questions: How can women present themselves in front of others to show their leadership skills?
How do women undermine themselves at work?
  Interview by Paul McLoughlin host of
The Krow Show , Voice America Business Internet Radio

Listen to Dr. Otazo's insightful interview  on her worldly thoughts and ideas on women, leadership and current events. 
 

  “Mind Your Own Business” Internet Radio Show with host Andre' Washington
A business development show that teaches you how to go into business, stay in business and grow your business.

http://www.im4radio.com
 

 

 

  Interview by Dr. Alvin Augustus Jones- WCBQ/WHNC-AM

What do we know--really know--about achieving exceptional career success? What are the best ways to get on the fast track, and stay there? The Truth About Managing Your Career reveals what really works....
 

  Interview by Mike Carruthers
somethingyoushouldknow.net

Advancing in your career takes more than skill and brains. Perhaps even more important is people have to like you. "Something You Should Know" is heard on over 150 radio stations across the U.S.
 

  The Truth About Managing Your Career Interview on The Krow Show
Interview with Paul McLoughlin - President and founder of The McLoughlin Company

Listen to Dr. Otazo's insightful interview on managing your career globally.

 

   
  The Truth About Being A Leader  Interview on The Krow Show
Interview with Paul McLoughlin - President and founder of The McLoughlin Company

Listen to Dr. Otazo's influential interview about her new book The Truth About Being A Leader...And Nothing But The Truth and current news events.
 

  "Networking in our Small and Flat World"
University of Chicago Graduate School of Business Teleconference
"Creating Credible Global Leadership"

Dr. Otazo
spoke about networking with the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business students, faculty and alumni. Here are some of the highlights of a talk of great interest to global business players. 

 
  CONEXION LATINA KYST-920 AM Radio
Radio Noticias - Su Fuente De Informacion
Dr. Otazo will connect across the cultures of our country in her interview about her new book “The Truth About Being a Leader…And Nothing But The Truth"
INTERVIEW IN SPANISH - Will take a moment to download


 
 

 

  Leading with Grit, Gravitas and Grace" Webcast

 
  KPRC Local Channel 2 Sunday Morning Show - Houston, Texas
Interview by news anchor Courtney Zavala.

Download video interview
here- Will take a moment to download
  "The Gallery" - Watch Karen's intriguing interview by Talk Show Host, Lisha Coleman from the recognized show "LISHA" and also "The Gallery".
Read show host details here

 

Editorials

 

Eric P. Bloom: Consider your next move

The Daily Republican


 

  Featured Book Review - The Truth About Managing Your Career

Mentor Magazine
Partners in Protecting your Business

 

  I Love Adapting As A Consultant

If they need the glory they are not
mature enough for this kind or work.



 

 

 

  "Executive coaching moves from trend to new discipline" as quoted in the Cincinnati Enquirer

Read Dr. Otazo's comments to the Cincinnati Enquirer in an article entitled:
"Executive coaching moves from trend to new discipline"
 

  How to Beat Loaded Questions - www.sunfeatures.com

Read Dr. Otazo’s response on “How to beat loaded questions”
(paraphrased by Joyce Lain Kennedy )

 

  Interview with Dr. Otazo on the topic of Leadership
Hindustani Times from Chennai, India

QUESTIONS FROM THE HINDU BUSINESS LINE with Dr. Otazo on the topic of leadership, which was featured in their “Author, Author” column

   
  Tips for Managers on Handling Their Workers’ Personal Problems
Wall Street Journal / Career Journal

Career Journal quoted Dr. Karen Otazo in an article titled “Tips for Managers on Handling Their Workers’ Personal Problems”

 

  Should I Interview for a Job
That a Friend of Mine Wants?

Wall Street Journal Careers Q&A -

Wall Street Journal Careers Q&A columnist Perri Capell quoted Dr. Karen Otazo  in a column titled "Should I Interview for a Job That a Friend of Mine Wants?" Read Dr. Otazo's expert advice.

  Allbusiness.com blogger Leslie Levine

AllBusiness.com blogger Leslie Levine featured The Truth About Managing Your Career...And Nothing But The Truth  book in the Human Resources/ Developing Your Employees blog. April 21, 2006


 

   
  Allbusiness.com blogger Leslie Levine

AllBusiness.com blogger Leslie Levine featured The Truth About Managing Your Career...And Nothing But The Truth  book in the Human Resources/ Developing Your Employees blog.April 18, 2006
 

  Allbusiness.com blogger Leslie Levine

AllBusiness.com blogger Leslie Levine featured The Truth About Managing Your Career...And Nothing But The Truth  book in the Human Resources/ Developing Your Employees blog. April 20, 2006
 

  Choosing the Right Employer
Gwinnett Business Journal

"Nothing is more important than a quality employee-employer relationship." Read Dr. Otazo's comments on what to look for during a job interview. 

 

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