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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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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WOULD YOU BE HAPPIER IF YOU BROKE A FEW RULES?

May25
My brother died when we were little kids. At the time, my mom was too steeped in sorrow and pain to say much of anything to me: It seemed that breathing, itself, was excruciating for her. But there was this one thing … It was something that I was far too young to understand, but not too young that I didn’t know it was important to remember. “I did everything right. I read every book on how to raise a child. I kept you on a sche...
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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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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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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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