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  • To Be Successful, Know What You Don't Know
    It’s OK to know that you don’t have all the answers and to admit it – but it’s not OK to be totally oblivious of the fact.
  • How Your Firm Can Beat The Summer Slump
    The American work ethic has made us the greatest country on the planet. That said, if our employees don't take time off from work, stress, poor health and burnout surface and that’s bad for business.
  • Bring Your Best Self To Work
    My first manager at Cisco, Diane Beamer, told me to do whatever I needed to personally to ensure I brought my best self to work. I extend that to everyone who ever works for me. It leads to a happier, more fulfilled team.
  • Can You Hear Me Now?
    Above all, be brave. If you determine that you are in the wrong place, walk away on your terms. You’ll be fine. Chalk it up to a great life lesson and never, ever look back.
  • 'Get Me In The Room Where It Happens'
    Getting invited into the right “rooms” is still the key to success, right? And how do we make that happen today? One word: Generosity.
  • To Be Successful, Never Take Anything For Granted And Keep Learning
    Young, talented and ambitious women need to realize their own potential and be forever unstoppable. Believe that you can conquer the world and not take any No’s. If you believe in it, with passion, perseverance and the complete belief in yourself, you will get there.
  • If You Want To Rise, Pay Close Attention To Your Leadership Brand
    Whether you are trying to sell an idea to your colleagues or trying to make your mark in a competitive industry, it is important to be aware of your image and business reputation.
  • Why Showing Is Better Than Telling
    Words are great but I have learned through the years that people respond to what you do. If you walk the walk, they will walk with you.
  • How Skydiving And Leadership Are Alike
    If you want truly great results, you have to push yourself. Discomfort is a necessary path to excellence. No shortcuts.
  • Three Keys To Help You Rise To The Top
    Don’t make the men in charge of your organization your enemy. You will need champions, trusted advisers to help you interpret the business landscape, inside the firm and out. And you can’t be mentored by an adversary.

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Forging a path for women on boards

It was great discussing the growing trend of getting women on corporate boards on Fox Business News!

ACG Panel in Austin

I had the pleasure of moderating ACG’s panel on how to land a board seat at the Westwood Country Club in Austin.

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.