Women, Leadership, Self-Care, and BLUE MONDAY

blue monday

You wake up Monday morning, pour yourself a glass of orange juice, and get breakfast ready for your clan. Off to the office, you battle the traffic, thinking about how to tell your rebel employee that there have been complaints about his behavior. You dread the meeting and yet know it can’t wait. Pulling into the parking lot you feel a wave of frustration, seeing that … [Read more...]

When Being GUTSY Starts Young

stand up encouragment

I recently spoke at a women’s networking group and asked the bright and creative professionals to think about the earliest time they could remember when they spoke out for themselves. To jog their memories, I told a story about unfairness when a boy in my elementary school class was yelled at when I was the one “sneaking” in front of him in line. (You can read the whole … [Read more...]

You Never Know What Impacts

marlo thomas

I was having an amazing conversation with my grown daughter who is a free spirit. She is a film maker and raw food chef who has a ton of friends and opinions about, well, just about everything. Here’s what was fascinating. When she was little,  way before You Tube, she loved to listen to songs and stories by Marlo Thomas from the album “Free to Be You and Me”.  She went … [Read more...]

What Do Women Want?

listening

It’s really simple. What women want is to be heard! We do not need to have the problems solved for us. However, before we can make change happen we require dialogue, discussion, debate. In my book “GUTSY: How Women Leaders Make Change”, I did some digging to consider basic things that have been handed to us that have become part of who we are, part of our culture. I … [Read more...]

It’s Fun To Be Recognized

Don't Bring It to Work

I love surprises! Being listed among the Top 20 Leadership Books for emerging leaders made my day, actually it made my week. Up there with Covey, Maxwell, Bennis, and Blanchard is wonderful. I must admit, however, while I love to be there I was sad about the limited number of other women on this list. Hey ladies, what do you have to say about that? Top 20 leadership … [Read more...]

Women and Responsibility

Mother and child

Times, they are a changing, always. However, changing times seem to happen in the blink of an eye. I do believe we women leaders need to stop and take a deep look at what we are doing and the profound consequences of our actions. In days of yore, we were to be kept “barefoot and pregnant” and now we have “freedom of choice”. The big question is, what are we choosing and … [Read more...]

The Intricacies of How We Learn

Math Girl

  The following is a validation that we still have a long way to go to make change happen when it comes to beliefs and perceptions about little girls and education. When I did research for my GUTSY book (due out in January) I was both frustrated and delighted with the studies that show how our own adult anxieties are picked up by little learners. The more we can … [Read more...]