"We don't even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome." ~Isabel Allende Strengths are what drive us through difficult times and can provide a large amount… Continue reading Individual Strengths
While listening to a speaker a few weeks ago, she stated, "Women are over mentored and under-supported." This statement resonated with me. Our careers include so many different players... Mentors, Coaches, and Supporters. The players all perform a different role. My environment promotes Mentors and Coaches with my interpretation of these roles being: Mentoring –… Continue reading Support Us!
Most all of us have used a recipe sometime in our lives. A recipe is a set of instructions that describes how to prepare or make something, especially a dish of prepared food. The term recipe is also used in medicine or information technology (e.g., user acceptance). A recipe is often thought to be used by a novice, but I find this… Continue reading Recipe for Life Intersected
Last week the Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs of America’s leading companies, published a new Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation. Since 1997, the Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation focused on the service to Shareholders. The new Statement which was updated for the modern state of business states that a Corporation benefits all stakeholders,… Continue reading Is Corporate breaking from the Milton Friedman model?
The saying Seeing is Believing has been used since biblical times. Most of us follow this philosophy in business. We want to see the financials and understand the successes and failures. Yet then, why, at times, do we turn a blind eye to our employees? This thought came over me as I was re-reading the book Leaders Eat Last… Continue reading Do you SEE the people in your organization?
As I reflect on my career, I find it amazing how biased we all can be. We judge, critique, and make assumptions. I've had leadership "critique" me and make assumptions without personally knowing me. Most of the assumptions that stuck were unrelated to my work performance. She has no creativity or people skills because she is… Continue reading Stick and Stones…
In the last years, I have watched my kids learning to water ski. They would fall and fail but would continue to get up. They kept trying until they succeeded, and all the time we were there cheering them on. It's funny how we change as adults. How often will you continue to try after… Continue reading Failure as a Stepping Stone