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  • Ask For What You're Worth
    The bottom line? You’ve worked hard. You’ve educated yourself. And, you’re worth it. Now, go ask for it.
  • Refill Your Tank!
    Taking time to stay healthy both physically and mentally means that we will be better in our jobs. Continuously moving at light speed with no breaks leads to mistakes. We think we are saving time and using it efficiently but a break to think things through might be the best time saver of all.
  • The Value Of A Well-Written Thank-You Note
    Early on, my mom bought my sister and me our own boxes of stationery, and instructed us in the art of saying thank you. (Think: name the kindness expressed to you, how it made you feel, and why it mattered.) It turns out she was right.
  • Hard Work And Perseverance Pays:Meet Tech Maven Kim Perell
    My mother told me we all have unique talents and abilities – and many of them can’t be measured on a test. She said comparing myself to anyone else (especially my twin sister) would not make me happy and then she shared Theodore Roosevelt’s famous quote, “Comparison is the thief of joy.”
  • Beth Gerstein: Changing The World One Diamond At A Time
    The life of an entrepreneur entails constant setbacks. It’s not about one major setback, but a continual stream of challenges that you have to tackle. The biggest lesson I’ve learned throughout the years is that I can handle much more than I expected.
  • Best Buy's Turnaround: You Can't Make This Stuff Up!
    CEO Joly viewed his new organization with new eyes. He was not stuck on the old tried and true. He also understood the value of customer-facing employees and how they can build or destroy customer engagement. An insider might not have seen all of this.
  • Embracing The Unfamiliar: Lenovo Chief Diversity Officer Yolanda Conyers
    Over the past few weeks I have had the privilege of interviewing a Who’s Who of great women leaders. Each one has had a different story to tell, but all had this one thing in common: They faced adversity in their lives and they won.
  • Condoleezza Rice:A Lesson In Overcoming Hurdles
    If you have ever been stopped cold in your tracks by one career hurdle or another you know how much it feels like failure. But the truth is, sometimes hurdles are our best friends because they force us to stop and face the fact that it’s time to change something. That's how we find what’s […]
  • Hitting The Pause Button: A Lesson In Greatness From Nancy Kerrigan
    Step back. Hit the pause button. Give yourself time to assimilate and take in what all will be involved in successfully reaching your goal, whatever that may be.
  • Self-Confidence: How To Find It, How To Keep It
    Self-confidence. Everybody wants it, but how to get it and keep it is something of a mystery. This seems particularly true for women leaders.

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Women in Leadership: Company Action Items

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Women in Leadership: Improving the Numbers

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WOB Thank You!

As the Thanksgiving season approaches, we are counting our blessings.

Best Seller TV: Women Make Great Leaders

It was a joy to return to C-Suite TV Best Seller TV to visit with Tayrn!

Podcast: How to be great leaders

There’s an undeniable and oft-proven statistic out there: The more diverse an organization, the better it works. Period.

Doing What Works: Are you a leader?

I had so much fun talking to Maureen Anderson about leadership!

Adam J. Epstein

In an era where women still struggle to penetrate C-suites and boardrooms, Jill Griffin’s work is a poignant and timely.

Women on boards 2020

Jill is leading the Austin initiative of 2020 Women on Boards, a national campaign dedicated to increasing the percentage of women on corporate boards to 20% by 2020.

SXSW 2017

Join me on this panel of women in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s for a “Return on Inclusion: 4 Generations of Women at Work”

BizJournals: Take More Risks

Risk-taking is critical to building a big, audacious career.

Are you a Leader?

You’ve come a long way, baby. But you still have a long way to go.

The hardest, most brutal self-examination you’ve ever done

When it comes to credentials, honesty really is the best policy…

Best Seller TV

I had so much fun talking to C-Suite and Tara on BestSellerTV.com!

bizjournals.com

The right mentor can accelerate your career. Take the time to identify some candidates, vet them carefully, soak up their wisdom and act on it.

success.com

Apparently the glass ceiling for some women is nonexistent…

Is leadership in your organization’s DNA?

Great leaders and great organizations don’t just happen. If you want to build one of those organizations that are growing great leaders, here is a good place to start…

Tell me a time when you felt really challenged?

That’s a question Houston business leader, Leisa Holland-Nelson, asked me during a recent interview. I told this story:

Change This

Women should be on boards, and they are needed there. That pressure is also opening previously closed doors to allow more women on boards

Women in Leadership Roundtable

NACD TEXAS TRICITIES CHAPTER PROGRAM Joint Luncheon with the GHWCC | August 24, 2016

Doing What Works

I had so much fun talking to Maureen Anderson about customer loyalty and board seats!

What I’m Grateful For This July 4th

Dear Friends, The Fourth of July has a special place in my heart. 

NACD 2016 Diversity Symposium

I’m so excited to be presenting a workshop on “Landing Your Next Board Seat” at @NACD Director Professionalism in Laguna Beach http://ow.ly/Fza0301snPA

Getting Minorities On Corporate Boards

Diversified corporate boards help CEOs build cultures that engage employees and, in turn, ignite the customer loyalty necessary for driving corporate revenue.

CoachingTip.com : Elevate Your Leadership

Harris Pastides

In direct and thoughtful prose, Jill sets forth a winning plan that will help current and future business leaders assess their potential for essential service on a corporate board. Tackling tough questions such as use of time, compensation, liability and more, Griffin dives into every aspect of board membership. This book is a “must have” for potential board members who wish to sharpen their skills and earn a place at the table. I am delighted that Jill, a graduate of the University of South Carolina, has provided an insightful tool for the next wave of corporate leaders.

Elaine Eisenman PhD

Jill Griffin has written a superb playbook for those seeking to understand and ultimately to join a corporate board….Although it is clear that Griffin is passionate about the criticality of decreasing the the gender gap in the boardroom, her thoughtful and insightful recommendations can be easily utilized by men and women alike

Networking rules for securing a board seat

Fish where the fish are’ and other tips for landing that board opportunity.

Jeffrey Hayzlett

This book gives you the game plan to serve in one of the most elite business roles in the world, a corporate board member. Learn how to earn a coveted spot.

Loyalty Lessons From Austin City Limits

Austin City Limits (ACL) knows a thing or two about building customer loyalty.  

Making Customer Value a Boardroom Priority

By Jill Griffin and Marilyn R. Seymann

Luby’s Incorporated: Brand Turnaround

How do you know whether a brand can be saved? How do you bring it back?

John Berra

All the best advice—all in one place.

William C. Hubbard

Jill has given us a most practical and to the point primer on not just how to position oneself for board membership, but also how to advance in any organization or association, whether for profit or not-for-profit. This book will assist not only women as we seek greater diversity on boards, but also will help prepare any motivated person who wants to advance her or his career in a sustainable way.

Crafting your board search strategy

Now that you are determined you are ready, willing and able, there are more questions to be asked and answered.

Ralph Hasson

Jill answers the question every aspiring director asks: “How do I get my first board seat?” The first practical, hands-on, nuts-and bolts guide on the subject, and bound to be the best.

Betty Sue Flowers

Anyone who wants to serve on a corporate board should read Griffin’s book – but so should anyone else who works in business. Entertaining, inspiring, and, above all, useful.

Mary Scott Nabers

Want to join a corporate board? Don’t start the process before reading Jill Griffin’s new book, Earn Your Seat on a Corporate Board. Jill shares advice on strategy, interviewing, positioning, selection criteria and making memorable impressions. Insight from someone who knows the ropes. I highly recommend her most recent publication.

Melanie Barstad

Earning a seat on a corporate board takes work…hard work…and the process is very competitive. Jill’s book outlines planning your approach with key critical steps to not only consider but also prepare and master as you seek your board seat. The book is clear, precise, well written and easy to follow. A must read.

Hildy J Teegen

Jill Griffin’s newest work serves as a compelling guide for those seeking positions of high service on corporate boards. She carefully highlights important nuances of the role and identifies how leaders of various stripes can effectively deploy their talents in this arena. As one who has seen the good and the not-so-good of corporate board…

Why I wrote “Earn Your Seat on a Corporate Board” book for you.

My whip-smart friend and colleague, Bob Gutermuth, who consults with senior leaders in Fortune 100 firms, puts it this way: “If you think about a corporate board seat, it’s the “I made it” badge. It’s a seat at the top.”

Q & A with Author Jill Griffin

Why did you decide to write this book? A single event, actually. I was sitting in the Paris Airport and while I had a few minutes alone to think, I asked myself “What brings you the most joy in your professional life? And, the answer came in a heartbeat: my board work, and particularly my…

Excerpts from EARN YOUR SEAT ON A CORPORATE BOARD

On why now is a great time to seek board membership: So, female and male readers, listen up. While corporate board seats are scarce, competition is fierce, and director turnover is low, here’s something to celebrate: Unlike the past when boards often interviewed just one person who they knew, many boards are now interviewing several…

Ten Reasons Why I Relish My Corporate Board Seat

Serving on a corporate board has made me a better business person and matured me as a human being. I want the same for you!

Win Back the Customers You Have Lost

In the erratic economy of these past years, you probably have customers who have left you. Many had no choice.  It was about the economy — not about you.

Harvard Business Update

Five Questions about Customer Loyalty with Jill Griffin

Trust Tools for Tough Times

Trust. It’s in short supply these days and for good reason.