The Four Cornerstones of Leadership

Killelea, Grace

Grace Killelea, CEO & Founder of Half the Sky Leadership Institute, is a powerhouse, seasoned talent, and HR executive. Relationships, reputation, results and resilience are the four cornerstones of leadership, and Grace’s work rests on these pillars. Achieving sustained business and personal success, CEOs, executives and professionals elevate their leadership and transcend their perceived limitations.

Grace’s leadership inspires change whether she is coaching one-on-one or captivating audiences. Grace talks about inspiring women and learning about how to negotiate a new job by asking for what you want:

  • Flexibility.
  • Work from home availability.
  • Stock Options.
  • Vacation Time.
  • More equitable pay.

Women give away about $1,000,000 in financial support over their career when negotiating their first job.

Grace is a veteran of the telecommunications industry, was SVP of Talent and the first ever VP of Talent Management and Leadership Diversity of Comcast Cable Corporation. Grace implemented a management process to identify top internal leaders and leadership pathways for Comcast. Over 3,000 Comcast directors now participate in this process annually.

Grace is sharing with us today her exciting new endeavor — Half the Sky Leadership Institute, which is focused on building women leaders. According to an ancient and visionary Chinese proverb, “Women hold up half the sky.” The Half the Sky leadership program is geared for women in leadership roles as professional individual contributors of middle managers who want to strengthen their leadership skills, business acumen and executive presence. You can find out more about Grace and Half the Sky Leadership Institute by going to

Join us in today’s program to learn more about the four cornerstones of leadership and Half the Sky Leadership Institute. Each month 35,000 people tune-in to tune-up their performance and learn about Emotional Intelligence. Listen to the complete discussion without commercials, above.

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