04 Nov 2020

Email Management
When I was in my twenties, in my second job out of college, I took a course to help me get organized. The focus was to learn and incorporate new practices to help manage priorities, time, and paper! Of course, we had email (I’m not THAT old) but not to the extent that it rules our life today. The practices and “tricks” I learned in that course many years ago can be applied and updated...

21 Oct 2020

Microaggression may seem like a trendy buzzword, but for many people it’s a reality being endured on a regular basis, in and out of the workplace. As stated by Gina Torino et al in Microaggression Theory, “Microaggressions are brief, everyday exchanges that send denigrating messages to certain individuals because of their group membership (e.g., race, gender, culture, religion, social cl...

09 Sep 2020

In my meditation today I received a prompt, “What do I need to take a stand for?” Over the years I’ve taken a stand for my kids – advocating for the specialized instructional style to help my younger daughter thrive, taking a stand for my son after several sports injuries presented potential lasting effects, and taking a stand for all three of my children as we navigated a new design to ...

25 Aug 2020

We seem to be in this “new paradigm” with the world feeling upside down this year – and for much longer than any of us expected! In previous discussions we have looked at resilience as an attribute that must be practiced, building it like a muscle. In our current situation, however, much more is required than just short spurts of energy that resilience suggests. While some may use the...

23 Jul 2020

There are two types of attitudes: fixed and growth mindsets, as described by Dr. Carol Dweck’s, Mindset, The Psychology of Success. Fixed mindset believes a person’s level of talent or intelligence is set in stone – that we are born with a certain set of characteristics – that we either “have it” or we don’t. People with a fixed mindset measure success by inherent intelligence. They ofte...

26 May 2020

Perspecitve
How does your perspective shape your reality and impact your business? There are a couple of ways to look at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business and life. What we know for sure and the perspective we bring to our circumstances are not always the same thing. What we know for sure: COVID-19 has had an impact on the world at large People are getting sick, some ...

18 Apr 2020

The Power of Positive Leadership
“We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction, that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt There is a lot of fear in the world right now and as a leader, it's crucial to embrace the power of positive leadership. We must lead with positivity for our teams, our clients, our vendors, our colleagues, our community, and for ourse...

14 Feb 2020

The Power of the Group
Recently I spoke with a business owner who returned from a snow-mobiling vacation with a large group of friends and colleagues. He commented that he didn’t need to go to the gym, because he got his best ab workout from all the laughter they shared over their several days together. That group dynamic takes FUN to the next level in our personal lives and is also exceptionally valuable for ...

15 Jan 2020

Business Lessons from The Rose Parade
I had the very fortunate opportunity to attend the 131st Annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena this year! The Parade theme this year was “2020 The Power of Hope.” Not only was it a fantastic way to celebrate New Years Day with dear friends, it was also impressive to see the history and innovation that have kept The Rose Parade relevant and thriving as an iconic New Year’s traditi...

05 Dec 2019

Gifts from 2019
How often do you hear that it is better to give than to receive? We are conditioned to look outside of ourselves, to focus on others, which of course, has many benefits. However, as business leaders, too much of a good thing can become a distraction or a deflection. If you’ve followed me for a while, you probably know that I like to encourage looking at things in a different way. Today I...

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