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
CORE TRUTH TO CORE LIE A few weeks ago, I was speaking with a Millennial about some team building training she was receiving. She said, “part of the team building training was to share your core lie.” “Core Lie, what do you mean,” I said. The moment spurred some research on my part, which led… Continue reading Vulnerability
Are we that busy? Have we lost control of our lives? Is the busyness numbing us? Daily I wake up and look at my calendar for the day, and I'm sure many others do the same. There are days that I skip lunch because it is just easier than trying to find the time. At… Continue reading Are we really that busy?
During the Super Bowl, a commercial aired for Bumble. Serena Williams starred in the scenes and spoke these lines, "If I waited to be invited in, I never would have stood out. If I waited for change to happen, I never would've made a difference. So, make the first move. Don't wait to be told… Continue reading “Don’t wait to be told your place. Take it.”
In the last weeks, inside my small world, there has been a pronounced focus on diversity and inclusion. As a woman, I become concerned that there will be a forced advancement of diverse candidates that lack merit. Meritless promotions do not further the cause. To be clear, I believe there are plenty of diverse candidates… Continue reading Intelligent Women may have a Disadvantage – Is there more to the glass ceiling?