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The Whole Enchilada

This is a country founded on freedom of speech. Often it seems to go too far in disrespect, even wanting to destroy the credibility of others (just watch the Presidential campaign)! However, the peaceful protest at the Rose Parade brings in a dimension that has... read more

Will You Still Love Me?

Resolutions so often turn to dust as old, deeply ingrained patterns fight for center stage. Think about all the changes you want to make as this New Year turns two days old. Have you even kept you resolutions through the first day of the month? Here is what I teach... read more

Have a Fulfilling New Year!!!

I have gotten soooo tired of saying “Happy New Year”. What does that really mean anyway? Look back on 2011. Was it a happy year? Mine was! That is if you used the math of averages. Some days were so plain awful I still cringe when I think about them. The day I slid on... read more


You know what they say, “when one door closes another opens”. They, whoever “they are”, always want to cheer-lead us out of upset and into positivity. Does it work? I must admit, I like to spend some time licking my wounds. I like to be mad rather than glad, at least... read more

Making Resolutions for a Brighter World

  There are so many excellent projects for us to make a difference in 2012.   I believe nothing is more important that how we as women take a stand for bringing the next generation into our world.   Population control and having every child who is born... read more

Take a “Holiday Minute”

  Want to add something new for this special time of the year? In research about creativity and even prosperity many scientists believe that doing something unexpected can open new doors of thinking.   Okay, it’s worth a shot.   Last minute shopping?... read more

Happy Helpers and Healthy Holidays

  Remember the ad that said “reach out and touch someone”?  (In case you need a refresher, click the link)  It is even more vital today when we are running full steam ahead and have so little time to stop and stress is our number one companion.   We know it... read more

Speaking up: What the World Needs Now

  It does appear that the time of apathy is dwindling. It seems like there are more and more people opening their windows and yelling out “I won’t take it anymore”. Lee Woodruff’s blog  is powerful in its honesty. In my experience in executive coaching, I am... read more

Creative Energy for the Holidays

  Research from IBM indicates that being creative is THE most important aspect for today’s leaders. Think about how you are using creativity in your life and helping your employees find their creative edge.     In fact, that is the name of one of our... read more

CARE/DARE and Do It Differently

  Flying from one trapeze to the next means letting go for that brief moment when all there is is you and the air. Then in the blink of an eye the steady steel of the other trapeze is thankfully in your hands. This is where we are now in defining new ways of... read more

Women as Leaders of Change

  At the Pa. Conference for Women, over 4,000 strong were messages about how to be your best self, how to use social media, and how to climb that mysterious ladder right up and through the glass ceiling.   However, one luncheon addresses implications for the... read more

Guys and Dolls and Leadership

Yesterday I presented at the Delaware SHRM Conference. As always, it was a delight to be with a group of professionals who want to make a difference and find new ways of doing a complex job.Being in Human Resources is much like being a psychologist at heart. People... read more

New Leadership Language for the New Women Leaders

The following is real substantial food for thought. I’d love to hear from you what are the words that drive you crazy and sound really nasty when talking about the opposite gender. I would like to compile a list and see how many of us feel discounted by words that... read more

We Die but We Don’t

This is a poignant blog by a young woman who lost her brother and talks candidly about what this means to her. Please also read my response. I felt moved to underline that when there are issues with family members the most effective way for change to occur is by... read more

Coming of Age Everywhere

It’s always a wonder when a decade passes and it’s another momentous birthday. When I turned 60 I was shocked into silence. That in itself was amazing for a woman who loves words and loves to talk about, well everything and anything. In any case, I sent a day in... read more

Why Every Day is Father’s Day

The powerful triangle of mother-father-child is constantly being reviewed and dissected. As we get close to Father’s Day it gives us time to think about the power of this relationship. Is your father a beloved and respected human or merely seen as a sperm donor? Hard... read more

Living a GUTSY life

I have been delighted with all the comments and definitions about what it means to be GUTSY. It really is a great word that has a lot of “juice” to it. Thinking about the essence of GUTSY women as I glanced through a fashion magazine I was struck with how much we have... read more

GUTSY Leader Who is the “Lite of the Party”

When we can work, make good money, have time for self-care, and laugh a lot, well… is good. That is what so many women entrepreneurs are deciding is the way to make work work for them. There is a GUTSY quality to saying “I’ll do it my way, thank you very much!”... read more

Leadership Education: Getting Gutsy

Did you ever wonder what you would be like getting ready for your 100th birthday? Would you be spry, alert, and still busy with the ways of the world? Or playing another game of bingo, in a nursing home, staring listlessly out windows? As I continue to do research for... read more

GUTSY WOMEN and The Achievement Addiction

The research I am doing for my new book “GUTSY: How Women Leaders Make Change” has led me in some fascinating areas. Anyone remember when women were meant to be barefoot and pregnant? Different times, at least in America. Now, we can do whatever we want; almost. And... read more

Humpty Dumpty and Me

 I was spring cleaning of my files and came across something I wrote a while ago that made me chuckle. Life has a way of ebbing and flowing; and so long as we keep moving in a forward direction we can make miracles happen. This goes way back to when my life splattered... read more
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