Three’s A Crowd

As I end my A, B, C and 1, 2, 3 effective leadership for women blog series, I want to discuss my biggest pet peeves when I attend conferences.  I realize women seem to always go to the ladies room in pairs, but why do they have to cluster and stay glued to each other’s … Read more

Tea for Two

Many people, no matter what age or gender, tell me that they hate networking.  Yes, it does seem like work at times but the bigger issue for most people seems to be striking up a conversation with a stranger.  Some also feel that it is a waste of time because it really doesn’t lead to … Read more

One is for Legacy

As I conduct trainings for a variety of organizations, it always dumbfounds me (and saddens me too) that some people are just “coasting” until they get to retirement.  These people barely do their duties and won’t even consider handling any tasks that are outside of their job descriptions.  Their managers who are in my workshops … Read more

C is for Crystal Clear

Many women would agree that they are juggling way too many responsibilities.  It is not just home and work but also extended family obligations, volunteering, etc.  Although we would “like to do it all” I have found looking back over my life that I wish I had turned down some of this stuff and focused … Read more

B is for Bold, Brazen…Biotchy?

Teaching on a college campus, I have witnessed such amazing young women really make an impact.  They not only participate in class with interesting comments but they also handle themselves well in presentations even to very senior business leaders.  They exude a youthful exuberance coupled with the confidence that they can do anything their passions … Read more

Being Acutely Aware Leads to Success

I have been having some interesting conversations lately with women that come from all walks of life – different generations, locations, nationalities, students, executives, etc.  Through these talks, I have become aware of a few things that seem to be holding women back.  Some of it may be a “sign of the times” but other … Read more

ABC’s of Team Building – Y is for Yearbook

I recently came across my high school yearbook, and as I was flipping through it, I noticed all of the pages devoted to the different sports and activities that my friends and I were involved in throughout the year.  Looking at all of the different activities reminded me that it wasn’t just the classes we … Read more

ABC’s of Team Building – X is for Xenial

According to several sources, xenial means being hospitable especially visiting strangers or guests.  So why is it that most of us would never think to be unkind to a stranger but we can at times be super harsh on the ones closest to us?  Not only does this apply to our family and friends but … Read more

ABC’s of Team Building – W is for Wonder

If you looked at a list of the major corporations from five years ago and now you will notice a big change.  Companies that many of us grew up with (i.e. Kraft, etc.) are gone from the list and others known as disruptors are on it (i.e. AirBnb).  How do these companies grow so quickly … Read more