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.

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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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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  • 2 Months ago
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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 […]

Yes You CAN Leave Your Office…AND YOU SHOULD!

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  • 8 Months ago
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Do you join professional organizations, intending to attend social or educational events, and at the end of the year find that you missed every single meeting? Lots of professionals have the intention to get out of the office more, do more learning and networking, and they never seem to get around to it. I’ve been […]

Make Your Brand Statement or Polish Your Professional Brand

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  • 10 Months ago
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Have you googled yourself lately? Do you know what kind of image you project to your potential employers or clients? Your image combined with your business presence is referred to as your “personal brand” and it’s something you can leverage to stand out from your competition and position yourself as a leader, authority and expert. […]

How to Write a Professional Bio

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  • 11 Months ago
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A Professional Bio is a brief overview of your professional accomplishments. The purpose is to position yourself as a leader, authority or expert. While resumes are long and dull, bios are very short, very direct, and hopefully very interesting. Unlike a resume, a bio always includes a professional photo and can be as colorful and […]

The Power of Delegation

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  • 12 Months ago
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One of the most powerful things that you can do to move forward in your career is delegate. It’s also one of the things that most leaders struggle with. I work with a lot of women who tend to do EVERYTHING at their workplace. You may be familiar with this person, she is the go-to […]