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Expanding Time

About a month ago, I started putting an appointment on my calendar each week called “Time to Think.” Don’t laugh. Stay with me for three minutes… When do you make time to just think? Devoting dedicated, uninterrupted time to think about your business strategy, debrief learnings...

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Infusion of the Feminine Element in the American Workplace

“Nothing, arguably, is as important in the political economy of development as an adequate recognition of political, economic,and social participation, and leadership of women.” – Nobel Prize laureate economist Amartya Sen I just finished reading Why Women Should Rule the World by Dee Dee Myers. Although this New York...

Visioning – create and take action

Some consider visioning to be a fluff exercise rather than an effective personal or business development strategy. After all – in both our personal and business lives – we spend the majority of our time working ‘in it,’ rather than ‘on it.’ However, dedicating time...

Stepping Stones to Discovery

I'm pleased to be co-presenting a workshop with Liz Summers, my good friend, colleague, and President of Advancing Leadership Consulting. She is one of the most wicked smart and talented business women I've had the pleasure of knowing and working with – which makes her...

The Power of an Interim Executive Director

When a nonprofit organization experiences a leadership transition, hiring an interim executive director can be the most logical and positive action its board can take. Leadership change is an increasingly common aspect of nonprofit organizational life. Multiple studies reinforce the impending turnover of top leadership in...

Journey with Intention

I had the pleasure last week of organizing and moderating a panel presentation to Greensboro’s Women’s Professional Forum: “Navigating Your Career with Intention: knowing when to make a change and having the courage to leap.” Michelle Clark, Laurelyn Dossett, and Kathy Ridge came together sharing...

Is There a Hole in Your Sidewalk?

Earlier this week, I attended the meeting of our local Triad Coaching Connection and the presenter offered this poem below entitled "Autobiography in Five Short Chapters" by Portia Nelson (from her book "There's a Hole in My Sidewalk"). I thought I would share it here...

Acknowledgment

During a staff meeting one day, one of my employees passed out paper bags – the kind you packed your lunch in as a kid. She sat a big box in the middle of the table and lifted the lid. Inside, it was filled with...