Being too busy seems to have become the new normal. We have either over-scheduled ourselves or our children, yet, we wear it as a badge of honor. We must be important because we have no free time. “I am so busy, I can’t possibly add anything else to my schedule”, we say. And it is […]Read more "Why the New Normal of Too Busy Is Hurting You"
With data from the Labor Department illustrating what may be the start of a new trend, the lowest number of people volunteering in America in 10 years, it may sometimes seem like the myths about the Me Me Me Generation might just be true. But I have a different theory, or rather, a counter-position. Perhaps […]Read more "3 Unexpected Ways Millennials Can Teach Us About Volunteerism"
Growing up in Michigan, Halloween was a BIG deal. My sister, Jodi, and I spent months dreaming up our costumes, usually brought to life with full parental participation from fabric remnants, mom’s sewing machine and dad’s tool bench scraps. My favorite was the year we went as packages of plain and peanut M&Ms. You can […]Read more "Don’t be a Scaredy-Solopreneur: 4 Ways to Overcome Failure"
Have you noticed how leadership is often talked about in one of two ways: a single person who can captivate people in a way that inspires them to follow him or as the over-confident superhero who has a weakness but is able to hide it from the world? Princess Diana. Indira Gandhi. Madonna. Cleopatra. Marilyn […]Read more "The Go-Getter’s Guide to Leadership: #LadyLeader Guest Post"
I think that the two most important factors that helped me to break into my career were my ability first to create a plan for what I wanted out of my career, and then my determination to work the plan. What does that mean? As a job-hunter in today’s economy, especially as a new working […]Read more "The two most important factors guaranteed to help make your job search easier (and enjoyable!)"
As a headstrong success-driven woman of the 70s, my mom might well have burned her bra. We have no evidence to the fact, but if she didn’t one of her friends probably did. This means that my childhood was spent marinating in women’s empowerment with a sprinkle of ‘stick it to the man’. I had […]Read more "3 Deliciously Unrealistic Expectations Worth Having: #LadyLeader Guest Post"