Columnist: Beth Caldwell, Leadership Consultant

Referred to by her clients as “The Provocative Leader”, Beth Caldwell brings a refreshing style to leadership and innovation. A popular author and columnist, she is not afraid to tackle the tough choices that come with being an influential leader. Beth works with companies and organizations to confront conflict, deal with drama, and make important decisions. She has a special gift for tackling old issues that have drained company resources for years. Her strategy sessions put companies back on track so that they can enjoy profits, productivity and a positive workplace.

Beth writes business strategy and leadership columns for the Pittsburgh Business Times newspaper and Smart Business magazine, but is best known as the founder of Pittsburgh Professional Women and Leadership Academy for Women. Her books include I Wish I’d Known THAT! Secrets to Success in BusinessInspired EntrepreneursEMPOWER, INSPIRE and Smart Leadership: 12 Strategies to Help You Shift from Ineffective Boss to Brilliant Leader.

Being a Decisive Leader

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Beth Caldwell discusses why it’s important to be a decisive leader and offers six simple tips to become a confident decision maker in this helpful episode called Make Up Your Mind! Tips for Becoming a Decisive Leader. Watch other episodes in Beth’s series, Smart Leadership with Beth Caldwell

How I Stopped Multi-Tasking

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I have to admit that I wasn’t thrilled with the idea of single tasking when it was first introduced to it. I have been multi-tasking for years and I’m really good at it. While this is a great talent and has its usefulness, it can also lead to: mental exhaustion elevated cortisol increased stress memory […]

Taking the Stress out of Travel

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When I was a little girl I dreamed of traveling to big cities and exotic destinations. I still get excited when I look at my calendar and see an upcoming trip…no matter where I’m going. But travel has become very stressful. Crowded airports, long lines, excess fees, poor customer service. These things combined can add […]

Working With and Understanding Extroverts

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Today, Beth Caldwell shares surprising tips on how to understand and manage the extroverted people on your team. You’ll be surprised at what you don’t know about the talkative folks on your team. Watch other episodes in Beth’s series, Smart Leadership with Beth Caldwell

Make Up Your Mind! Tips for Becoming a Decisive Leader

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Beth Caldwell discusses why it’s important to be a decisive leader and offers six simple tips to become a confident decision maker in this helpful episode. Watch other episodes in Beth’s series, Smart Leadership with Beth Caldwell

You Will Thrive in a Peaceful, Productive and Profitable Workspace

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  • 3 Months ago
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A jammed email in-box, over booked calendar and cluttered desktop will make even the most energetic person feel overwhelmed and frustrated. This happens when you try do more and be more than is realistically possible. I have been trying to conquer that habit for years. I have good news, though, even if you’re like me […]

Stop Trying to Fix Your Weaknesses

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Are you a person who likes to improve your areas of weakness? Do you strive for perfection? In this entertaining and helpful video, Beth Caldwell shares why it’s very important to focus on your leadership strengths. Watch other episodes in Beth’s series, Smart Leadership with Beth Caldwell

Stop Solving Other People’s Problems

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Nurturing is a natural trait for many women. We don’t like to see others suffering, struggling or wasting time. So, to help out, we often “help” or even do the work ourselves. Whether it’s at work, or home, or in the community, beware of this helpful trait. It can hold you back from being promoted, […]

Mean Girls at Work

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Experiencing bullying from a woman at work? Is she your boss? That is a tough situation to overcome. Get expert tips from leadership expert, Beth Caldwell, in this helpful video. Watch more videos from Beth’s video series at Smart Leadership with Beth Caldwell.

Conquer Your Email Overwhelm!

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So many of the people I work with are wasting hours and hours in their email in-box. They check it when they wake up, before they go to bed,  and constantly throughout the day. If you are hyper focused on emails, then you’re not focusing on important work, and you’re missing out on finishing that […]
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