Dr. Heather Backstrom
87 N. Raymond Ave., Suite 278 Pasadena, CA 91103


Welcome To My Blog

Thank you for visiting my blog! Through this blog I’ll explore different angles and perspectives on leadership and teams. Hopefully by examining, picking apart, teasing out and assessing leadership and teams from lots of different directions we’ll all learn more about the subject. And in turn, become more effective with how we lead and with how we follow.


Women: Make Your Presence Known

Women are strong leaders who continue to infiltrate into more prominent and visible positions. Take, for example, the new Congress that just swore in a record 127 women. Or that women lead organizations such as GM, Anthem and IBM. This side of the equation undeniably demonstrates examples in which women have reaped success.

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Influence Others By First Making An Impact

Influence comes in many forms and fashions. Its scope isn't limited to one-on-one interactions but includes all aspects of work, including team discussions, decision making and meetings. Influence is also agnostic when it comes to title or position. These aren't always enough to persuade others, nor are you always in a position of power. Regardless of your title, your position or the situation, the purpose of influence all comes down to one word: impact.

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