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Sep 27, 2019

Thanks Summer Slowdown!

As summer fades to fall, I am grateful for the opportunity to have slowed down over the summer.  It wasn't a complete shutdown, as I had thought it would be (see June blog), but it was definitely a slow down.  I knew I needed it.  Largely because I needed time to recover from a very busy spring. …

Jul 31, 2019

Summer Leadership Series 3: I Don't Need Another Dog to Walk

It was great to hear about some of your plans for a Summer Shutdown. One of my favorites was:   "I'm 11 days away from my sabbatical and I already feel somewhat lighter...I put together/aligned my final deliverables...drove conversations about what I'll start up when I get back...I've even made a breakthrough with…

Jun 28, 2019

Summer Leadership Series 3: Summer Shutdown

Thanks for your feedback on last month's blog - Second Hand Smoke.  Here are a couple of comments to share with you:

 "A friend just released his book "Memoirs of a Guilty Bystander.' The title came from when he got mugged and while lying stunned under a streetlight a foursome playing…

May 31, 2019

Second Hand Smoke

I've always believed silence means consensus.  It means if I don't speak up, I concur with what is being said.  I have also always considered myself a person committed to standing up for others.  But recently I realized I missed a major opportunity to do so with a friend and former co-worker.  At the time, we were both working for a bully who was talented but led with fear and intimidation vs. inspiration. …

Apr 30, 2019

Waiting and Moving Forward

A short and sweet blog for this month on Waiting and Moving Forward.  

Waiting.  Easier said than done.  Especially when you have a vision.  A goal.  A desire of your heart.  I have been waiting for something, and this month it arrived!  On April 10 I became certified to lead the workshop, Women Moving Forward® after over 2 years of training. The third person ever certified to lead it. …

Mar 29, 2019

Don't Go It Alone

Growing up in New Jersey, my family had a great driveway for riding bicycles. It was great mainly because it was paved and fairly long. Not a mile long, but long enough to get some good speed going.  Many weekdays after school a group of us rode our bikes up and down that driveway.  The only problem was that I didn't ride very well, largely because I had to teach myself. So off I went. On my own.…

Feb 28, 2019

Finish the Work and Finish Strong

Thanks for your feedback on last month's blog:  To Quit or Not to Quit

Ironically, earlier this month I had the opportunity to work with a group of young women who have chosen not to quit, when it would be very easy to do so.  The women's basketball team at the University of Nebraska Omaha started…

Jan 30, 2019

To Quit or Not to Quit...or Do Both!

One of the first poems I memorized in my youth and still can recall today is called Don't Quit.  I suspect you may remember it...it starts out, "when things go wrong as they sometimes will, and the road you're traveling seems all uphill."   Then goes on to read, "when things are pressing you down a bit, rest…

Dec 21, 2018

Favorite Things of 2018...

While I love to sing the song favorite things from the Sound of Music, the lyrics of "rain drops on roses and whiskers on kittens" are definitely not on my list of favorite things!  But many of the things you shared are on my list, so here are a few of my favorites...a sampling of your quotes and feedback over the past year.  Thank you for your encouragement and the honor to work with you!  

Workshop…

Nov 21, 2018

Attitude of Gratitude and the Howie Principle

Since it is the season for giving thanks, I'd like to share with you one of my Top Ten Leadership beliefs, which is having an Attitude of Gratitude...also known to me as the Howie Principle.

Being the Jersey girl that I am, I love to talk with my hands...even when no one is watching, like when I am on the phone. When I get fired up, I will also pace and talk with my hands - it's a good thing…