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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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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Today is Equal Pay Day– Congratulations! But not really.

Apr04
The name Equal Pay Day is deceiving because, as you already know, it is most certainly not the day we celebrate equal pay for equal work. We are still 170 years away from that achievement, give or take a month. Here’s the history behind it: This day was first ‘celebrated’ in 1996, and was initiated by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE). It was born out of the need to highlight the gap between men and women’s wages. Held in...
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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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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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THE BEST WAY TO HANDLE ALTERNATE FACTS ON THE JOB

Feb02
“I can’t believe it! He lied to me!” This from Wendy, a long-term (and much respected) coaching client, heatedly calling me in the middle of the day. “Who lied to you?” “Angus. For six-months he’s looked me straight in the eye during our one-on-ones, and in my review, and he blatantly lied to me. I could be sick right now!” Here’s the backstory... Over the course of several months Wendy and I had rigorously positi...
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AN OPEN LETTER TO HIGH POTENTIAL, UNDERACHIEVING WOMEN

Jan05
Dear High Potential, Underachieving Friend, I’ve been wanting to have this conversation with you for quite some time but, I confess, I’ve been a wimp. I know, I know…. You see me as a powerful woman who never holds back, so I betrayed both of us, didn’t I? Please know that this letter is tinged with the embarrassment that comes with not having had the courage to confront you sooner. But wimp no more! What I’ve been wanti...
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It’s TOO HARD and It’s TOO MUCH WORK

Jun23
The Road to Hana, Maui, Hawaii It’s TOO HARD and it’s TOO MUCH WORK. ‘It’ is disappointing and exhausting, and you’re frustrated all the time. No one else seems to get ‘it’, and you find yourself second guessing your instincts, questioning your motives and doubting your judgment. The rewards for creating ‘it’ are so far off in the distance that you now wonder why you even thought ‘it’ was possible. And you keep a...
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