IF YOU ARE A MALE, DO NOT READ THIS!

I had a couple of young women talk to me about gender in the workplace recently.  It’s been a hot topic in the media – from pay inequities to lack of upward mobility to venture capital’s perspectives on female-led startups and more.  Add that to Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In, and I couldn’t NOT talk about women in the workplace. Read more

SLOW DOWN, YOU MOVE TOO FAST

I’m sure all of you have those times when your mind is racing so fast, you think your head’s going to explode.  And we’ve all heard about “mindfulness,” know the benefits of reflection and meditation, understand the importance of slowing down, and living in the moment.  But how the heck are we supposed to do that??  Read more

FINDING YOUR PERFECT MATCH

When I first started thinking about starting my own consulting practice, I had grand visions of being able to provide just about any kind of training and coaching solutions to just about every organization in existence.  I knew I had to build my  network to find all those clients and referrals.  I began attending networking events like a woman possessed.  My “aha” moment came while I was listening to a “30-second commercial” round-robin.  Read more

BE A SUPER-HERO

It’s SUPERBOWL SUNDAY!!  Which got me to thinking, what makes a super manager?  You know – the one that’s excellent, first-rate, the best at what he or she does, the one who makes you want to go the extra mile?  Remember the best bosses you’ve ever had?  What set them apart from the worst ones?  Here’s a little activity to get your brain cells working: Read more