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Honoring ADELE: How Do You Weigh a Voice?

Today’s forecast: the skinny celebrity image is changing. Tomorrow’s forecast: healthy, real people in healthy, real bodies are the new trend. Maybe, just maybe, there is a new superhero that will give little girls and young women the hope of health, inside and out;... read more

An Early Valentine

When we think Valentine’s Day, we think lovers and chocolate and red hearts and sumptuous dinners. This blog is a great reminder of another early love, that between parents and children. While not everyone was as lucky as Ned Brody to have a mother of power and... read more

Better than the Super Bowl

We finished the GUTSY WOMEN WEEKEND early enough for everyone to get to their Super Bowl parties with plenty of time. The gals could then take what they learned about male and female brain differences right into real life. Perfect place to observe!   Who made... read more

Creativity and Leadership

Here is a guest blog by one of our wonderful facilitators, Frank Walsh. He is an engineer, as well as a man of intuition and this blog shows how he uses both sides of his brain!!  Enjoy! Imagine a work environment without trust. Think about that for a moment. Trust is... read more

Innovate or DIE!!

Last week when I took a walk through an airplane, from front to back and back to front I started to count the number of iPads people were using. My unofficial survey was that they outnumbered computers by at least 2:1. In just a short time, we have all adopted new,... read more

Leadership Styles and Making Change

Ellen’s Story When I talked with Ellen last fall, she hated her job, her boss, her co-workers, her drive time, her office. Got the picture? She played the blame game better than anyone I had ever met. Life and problems were always “out there”. Then she called me... read more

Being “Right” Can Be Toxic

The following blog is stunning in its clarity. It is sad that we have way too many who are still so determined to see through such narrow perspectives. Exploiting the Memory of Child Holocaust Victims Is Obscene – By Menachem Rosensaft, Professor of law and son... read more

Leadership, Vision, and Determination

The State of the Union speech last night has stirred up quite the chatter. I must admit, I am a bit jaded about listening to rhetoric and empty promises. However, last night was just a tad different. What made the difference? It was Gabrielle Gifford looking beautiful... read more

Leadership Development: Money and Success

Tickets to the theater production of “How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying” are very expensive. When I asked why this retread of a play was so costly, I was told it was because Daniel Radcliffe of Harry Potter fame was one of the lead characters. I began... read more

Leadership and “To Tell the Truth”

Yesterday, I was working with an excellent leadership team for the day. I have been an executive coach supporting the CEO of this company for several years, actually more than several, for four years. We hold a leadership day as needed. Here is what became super... read more

Leadership, Honesty and Rosie O’Donnell

I was taken with Rosie O’Donnell as she answered Pierce Morgan’s questions on CNN last Tuesday night. If honesty is a key leadership trait and leadership development programs are geared to help emerging leaders “talk truth”, this would be an excellent training... read more

Ready, Aim, Excel

Today is the launch of Ready, Aim, Excel, a new book  by great leadership educators and I am thrilled to have a chapter included. I believe that everyone on a leadership track, everyone in leadership development, everyone who is a student of leadership will benefit... read more

Can Bullying be Passive Aggressive?

She smiled sweetly and said she understood what was needed for the product in her territory to sell better. She wrote down what was said in the sales meeting. She had a list of places to call and people to meet. Yet nothing happened. Her boss had stomach aches and... read more

Give and Get: Cool Team Training

In these fast moving times, it is super important to learn about how relationships work and that “we really are all connected and no one wins unless we all do”.  Team building can add another important component to your work setting. We recently completed a “BUILD and... read more

To Go or Not To Go: What Would a Leader DO?

Decisions that are both professional and personal are more complex for today’s women (and men) than in the past. When boundaries were clearly defined, we knew what to do and when. And if we didn’t like it, well, we just stuffed it! Today we are asking more questions... read more

Live, Love, Laugh

Want a prosperous year? Are you setting goals with dates and times and specifics to get where you want to go? There are so many “systems” out there for goal setting, business development, and relationship success. Yet, I believe that unless there is an over-riding... read more

A Healthy Perspective

Here is a response to a blog I wrote, “Barbie Lives!”, about Barbie dolls and little girls. This is from one of our CEO consultants, Jocelyn Bines, who recently moved to Los Angeles where she will be spearheading GUTSY WOMEN WEEKEND programs. I love her... read more

Barbie Lives!

Doing research for my book “GUTSY: How Women Leaders Make Change”, I was a bit aghast with the powerful hold that little blonde, plastic doll named Barbie still has on so many little girls. Research shows that when 13 year old girls were asked to define their view of... read more

Read, Repeat. Remember

I was busy getting our new CEO website ready with the most amazing web designer, Hilary Brooks (www.smallbizwebwhiz.com) . It will be ready next week so we’ll keep you posted. I was working on the content for CONSULTING and was looking at what we teach when we go into... read more

How Old is Old Enough?

Last night I watched a film that is still haunting me. There is so much trash out there and so little that I can recommend to those in our Total Leadership Connections program that shows how family, culture, and crises impact us over time. This one is riveting.  ... read more
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