Better This Year

Posted by on Monday, January 30th, 2017 and is filed under .

Have you ever had a book change your life? “Younger Next Year for Women” did that for me. In this book, authors Chris Crowley and Dr. Henry Lodge use scientific data to entice us to live the rest of our lives biologically younger and emotionally happier. “Decay is optional,” the authors write, if you choose to grow instead of to … Read More

Chart Your Course With Purpose As Your Rudder! A Navy Wife’s Tale

Posted by on Monday, January 23rd, 2017 and is filed under .

What characteristics do you think a leader should posses? When I think about it, leaders need to think with vision and no preconceived notions. Leaders are fearless. As a young submarine commander’s wife, my leadership skills were put to the test. I had the unpaid, but expected job of being liaison to the ship’s families. Later, I became president of the … Read More

Intentional Corporate Community Engagement: How Reaching Out Brings Success

Posted by on Monday, January 16th, 2017 and is filed under .

What’s your equation for the success of your business or organization? For Junior Achievement, money for operations and materials plus volunteers to deliver our programs equals more students served. Easy, right? Well, not so easy. I liken it to a perpetual treasure hunt. As a result, I put a lot of time and thought into the motivations behind community engagement … Read More

It Is 2017, Women Have Options!

Posted by on Monday, January 9th, 2017 and is filed under .

The hustle and bustle from the holiday season is finally over and we all survived yet another year of turkey, presents, and awkward family questions that feel more like interrogations and passive aggressive statements about whether or not you have hit life’s benchmarks. The constant questions about “real” jobs, kids, marriage and “settling down” seem to be the topics of … Read More

2017 – A Year for Empathy

Posted by on Monday, January 2nd, 2017 and is filed under .

Is it possible for us all to agree that 2017 could be the year of empathy? I wonder…. the media says that we’re a divided country, our friends on Facebook have difficulty holding fruitful and enlightening discussions about politics without calling each other names, the word “selfie” is used so much it makes me want to be sick, and many … Read More

Keep Your Eye on the Prize in 2017!

Posted by on Monday, December 26th, 2016 and is filed under .

Women tend to spend most of their time focusing on others, especially during the holiday season. Did I get my holiday cards out to all of the people I care about? Did I get all the gifts for everyone on my list? Is the tree up with the lights and presents all stacked neatly underneath? I believe we as women … Read More

Navigating Through a Sea of Leadership Feedback

Posted by on Monday, December 19th, 2016 and is filed under .

This year has been the most professionally exciting year of my life – which is probably why it has also been the most challenging. Like most executive directors or individuals in leadership positions, I receive a lot of feedback. Learning how to successfully navigate that feedback, both personally and professionally is a task I am still learning to master. The … Read More

Business Partnership – Akin to Saying “I Do”

Posted by on Monday, December 12th, 2016 and is filed under .

Have you ever thought about merging your business with another and creating a partnership? I have thought about it on several occasions, and even come close a few times, but it never seemed like the right fit until recently. A little over a year ago, I got a call from a colleague who I’d worked with on some client projects … Read More

Leaders, Experts and Innovators Aren’t Born, They’re Mentored

Posted by on Monday, December 5th, 2016 and is filed under .

How do young college graduates entering the workforce, professionals in transition or retirees looking for their “encore” career get a leg up on the competition?  It takes experience, foresight and confidence —and you don’t get any of these on your own until you have gone through the development process and have become a proven commodity. Mentors could be the answer.  … Read More

Stop With the Generational Stereotypes: Individualize!

Posted by on Monday, November 28th, 2016 and is filed under .

What do you think about generational stereotypes? In the last several years I have seen more articles and talks about how to manage an intergenerational workforce than I care to count. I actually believe that these prescribed presentations have done more to damage intergenerational relations than help. It has given us free reign to slap labels on people and strip … Read More