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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JUST BECAUSE YOU FEEL STUCK, DOESN’T MEAN YOU ARE

Jul13
(You're welcome to drag this image to your desktop) People get stuck for a reason—we just don’t always know what that reason is.  Then we get so hung up on being stuck that we become even more stuck.  And so, the cycle perpetuates itself. What I’ve discovered from coaching hundreds of people is that there is a wealth of wisdom imbued in every moment we are stuck:  That perhaps we’re stuck simply because we’re moving too fast, w...
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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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THE CASUALTIES OF COMPLACENCY

May04
complacency It’s not a four-letter word, but maybe it should be. Here’s why…. If you’re a complacent person then you’re overly content and pleased with yourself. As a result, you’ve stopped paying attention to the things that matter. Blissfully unaware, you have come to ignore the real dangers in life, like your shortcomings, imperfections and flaws. Yeah, that. You are in a rut. You are the only who doesn’t notice this. E...
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THANK YOU on International Women’s Day

Mar08
The "Fearless Girl" statue faces Wall Street's "Charging Bull" statue. (Mark Lennihan / Associated Press) Over the course of many incarnations in the personal growth field, I have had the incomparable honor to stand before thousands of women from all over the world. In a multitude of roles, I have spoken on behalf of myself, in defense of others, and on the part of women who, however incorrectly, perceived that I have a voice greater than their ...
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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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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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The Ultimate Guide on How to Advance Women Now!

Aug05
She told me she felt dismissed, irrelevant, invisible. She told me she didn’t feel as though she mattered; she couldn’t recall the last time she’d been validated. She wondered what was wrong with her; what she could have done differently and what she should now do over. “She” is a leader-- a high potential senior manager who has worked for the same tech firm for the past decade. She loves her company, but she doesn’t thi...
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Don’t Call Me MS. BOSSY PANTS!

Jul07
A while ago I sent a business associate an email following up on an introduction she'd made for me. She responded with "I do appreciate your enthusiasm but it can feel a bit overbearing, to be honest." What?! First, I was flabbergasted! Then, I searched the online dictionary for the word 'overbearing'. After that, I was hurt. In case you're curious, the synonyms for overbearing are: bossy overly authoritative domineering au...
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