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Leadership Tips: Vol. 811

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Plan a reverse elevator pitch. Every­body knows about the 30-­second “elevator speech” aspiring employees should have on hand when riding the elevator with head honchos. But do you have a snippet ready for times you’re confined in a small space with a subordinate or a visitor? What do you want them to think about or share with others?

— Adapted from “Why You Need an Elevator Pitch,” The Wall Street Journal.

A say on pay. Executives’ payday has returned as corporate profits climb, even though shareholders at more than 20 companies rejected top offi­cers’ compensation requests in nonbinding “say on pay” votes under the new financial reform law.

— Adapted from “Executive pay is zooming skyward again,” Los Angeles Times.

Attention, female CEOs! Among the top 50 highest-paid public company CEOs in the Washington, D.C., region, ranked by total compensation using the latest data available from 2009, not a single one was a woman. Lesson: Start negotiating now.

— Adapted from Book of Lists 2011, research by Lindsay Smith, Washington Business Journal.

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