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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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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You Don’t Have the Time ….You Make the Time!

Mar23
Parkinson’s Law is not really a Law at all. What it is, is the adage that "work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion”. You can thank Cyril Northcote Parkinson for that little ditty. In your life, Parkinson's Law plays out like this: Your manager forgot to give you an urgent request for a report. You now have two hours in which to complete it. You get it done in two hours. Phew! The following week that same m...
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A True Story Of The Smart Woman Who Ruined Her Stupid Career (and Lived Happily Ever After)

Mar17
This timeless, intimate story delivers a profound lesson... Once upon a time, I was a very successful senior sales executive in the fashion industry. I traveled the world, made a boatload of money and was. ahem, very important.  I dined at appropriately chic restaurants, worked out at ‘The best' club in the city, dressed perpetually as though I was going on a photo shoot, and bossed people around a lot. I was not a very nice per...
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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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12 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER APOLOGIZE FOR

Feb15
HAVING AN OPINION: It's yours. You earned it. You deserve it. Your opinion is not up for a vote. It is based on your beautiful, flawed and perfectly unique history. Your opinion is not an negotiable fact. Nor is it an alternative fact. It is subjective and it matters not if anyone agrees with you. BEING SELF-FULL: You are lovable and worthy. That warrants no discussion. Taking care of your needs, your wants and your desires is not selfish;...
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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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