This Year: Be a Beta Tester

My entire life, I have been notorious for forgetting birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions. So, last week, it came as a complete shock when I remembered something. I was chatting with a colleague, trying to find a date that worked for both of us and while looking at the calendar, shouted. “OMG. It is six

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Create the Right Environment

Let’s talk about Power for a minute. We all love it, and the truth is we have way less than our team members and our families think we have, right? Let me share something I personally had never thought about and I bet you likely haven’t either. Y’know the famous Mayo clinic? It’s the number

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Commitment. Obsession. Perfection. Excellence.

Check out this quote about commitment! “Too often, commitment was measured by how many hours you were willing to work. But commitment is best measured not by the time one is willing to give up, but by the energy one wants to put in.” –Eugene O’Kelly What a way to change your perspective, right? Eugene

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You Call Your People WHAT????

Today you are going to think I am on a rant. I am not, actually. I will start with a very provocative statement, toss out some facts, share a story and then rest my case. But it might seem like a bit of a rant. Be warned, okay? Here goes. Y’know how we all have

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Time Management: Prioritize. Begin.

Recently my own words – Prioritize. Begin. – hit me like a bolt of lightning. Have you ever been hit (figuratively, not literally) completely out of the blue? Of course, you have. We’ve all had those kinds of moments. Here’s my latest. I received an invite to chat on a podcast about mindset/mental health/meditation. From

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Doing Good, Giving Back

Let’s talk about doing good, giving back.   First, have you ever acted before thinking? I mean, jumping off the cliff without even thinking about how high that cliff is? Of course! We all have, haven’t we? I want to share two stories of my latest – falling off the cliff. There is a guy out

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A Few Thoughts About Leadership

The world of business leadership has changed over the last few years, hasn’t it? Suddenly we all want empathetic, caring and concerned managers and leaders. Who put ‘we the people’ ahead of the pursuit of profit. We want to work with organizations that have a big dream to save the planet, fix climate change, do

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Change Your Thinking for the Better

You’ve heard me say ‘change your thinking for the better’ umpteen times. This week I had an epiphany. I must share it with you. For 2020, the personal accomplishment I am most proud of is losing nearly 30 pounds. (I have shrunk to 5 feet 1 and ½ inches. So trust me, 30 pounds is

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Christmas Love from a Grandmother

  A Grandmother can be such a huge beacon of love, right?  The best ones always are. Pretty soon, you will be planning whether or not to budget and spend on Christmas. We can both agree that COVID has changed so many aspects of our lives. I have a cool idea for your Christmas giving

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An Interviewing Hack that Delivers

The whole interviewing process has become such a canned exercise these days. We all have standard questions. Worse, the smarter candidates have practiced and come in very prepared with such smooth delivery. Frankly, some candidates can be so frustrating. Our questions don’t necessarily yield honest answers. The BS factor can be very high. And some

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