5 Things Smart, High Potential People Never Do!

Jul18
It’s one thing to have high potential, and quite another to use it! There are zillions of people with the smarts, the skills and the talent to “turn their potential into performance”™; to create a positive impact that is personally meaningful, doing what matters most to them in their work and in their lives. BUT…. (and it’s a huge one) they don’t advance. HUH? They may lack a Growth Mindset, the temperament, the conf...
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THE 3 TYPES OF PEOPLE WHO REPORT TO YOU

Jul06
The first time I keynoted at a Leadership Conference for a global Fortune 50 Company, I learned a profound lesson. Here's the back story: I'd spent five weeks creating, editing and practicing my keynote. My presentation coach, a legend for those of us in National Speakers Association, had diligently worked with me to up level my mindset, content, and platform skills. I was ready! I was on! I had a blast! A week later the event planner,...
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I QUIT! Here’s what happened…

Jun13
Something needed to change, and quickly. I was shelf-worn— exhausted by the same things you probably are— straying priorities, a perpetual to-do list, and not enough resources to complete anything with excellence anymore. I work with people everyday who feel the same way; too busy leaders with too much to do and too little time. People who, for all their success, are so wrapped up in getting things done, that they forget who they are, ...
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LEADERS: Are You For or Against This?

May31
Sometime during the interminable Presidential campaign of 2016, a client said to me, aghast, “Seriously, you're pro-choice? How can that be? You’re the mom of two adopted kids!” She thought these two things were mutually exclusive; for me they most definitely were not. It was the first time I’d ever felt like an axe murderer. When her flushed face faded back to norm, I explained that just because I'm pro-choice does NOT automat...
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IT’S THAT DAMN WALL AGAIN!

May17
Several years ago, I fell and broke both my ankles. Yes, at the same time. During the year I was healing, I learned so much about who I am, how I show up in the world and what I can do to evolve as a leader. I want to share what I learned with you today. How I broke my ankles, doesn’t matter. What does matter are the things I did to compensate for those two broken ankles; getting around, taking care of my children, running my business...
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Want to Hire The Perfect Coach? Avoid These 9 Painful Mistakes!

Apr25
Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to hire a coach. You've gotten through the "I should be able to do it myself, coaching is a scam, people will think I’m weak and incompetent, I don’t have the time, coaches just want to get rich off me, coaching is for people who have ‘problems’, it’s not worth the cost, I’m scared of what I’ll learn about myself, my boss will think I’m not up to the job" thingy. So now wh...
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4 Terrific Things That Happen When You Take God To Work

Mar27
I’d like to ask you a personal question, seeing that we’re such intimate friends and all. What’s your Life Purpose? To be precise…. What’s your ‘job' in the biggest sense of the word, at 50,000 feet? What did God put you here, in this lifetime, to accomplish? … and are you getting it done? What is so compelling to you that you can’t do anything but that thing? That ‘thing,' your life purpose, is the messa...
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RULE #1 KEEP YOUR KNEES TOGETHER: What Women Who Lead Can Learn About Executive Presence from Kellyanne Conway

Mar03
It was the picture that went round the world in a blink of the shutter…. Kellyanne Conway, senior advisor to The President, kneeling on a couch in the Oval Office. Around her stood dozens of Presidents of the HBCAU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) who were gathered round The President in what appeared to be a photo opp. From what I can see from the photo, Kellyanne is the lone white woman in the room. (Yes, it is indeed ...
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THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU STEP OVER YOUR INTEGRITY

Feb06
Ellen promised she’d send her signed contract back to me the day she received it. Six days later, after a number of ‘delays’, it showed up in the mail. First, she forgot. Then her printer didn’t work, then she left It home. Finally, she failed to check the box for Saturday delivery so I didn’t receive her packet until Monday night. What should have been a 24 hour turnaround, resulted in a delay of six days. No big deal. Priscilla ...
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