12 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER APOLOGIZE FOR

Feb15
HAVING AN OPINION: It's yours. You earned it. You deserve it. Your opinion is not up for a vote. It is based on your beautiful, flawed and perfectly unique history. Your opinion is not an negotiable fact. Nor is it an alternative fact. It is subjective and it matters not if anyone agrees with you. BEING SELF-FULL: You are lovable and worthy. That warrants no discussion. Taking care of your needs, your wants and your desires is not selfish;...
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THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU STEP OVER YOUR INTEGRITY

Feb06
Ellen promised she’d send her signed contract back to me the day she received it. Six days later, after a number of ‘delays’, it showed up in the mail. First, she forgot. Then her printer didn’t work, then she left It home. Finally, she failed to check the box for Saturday delivery so I didn’t receive her packet until Monday night. What should have been a 24 hour turnaround, resulted in a delay of six days. No big deal. Priscilla ...
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THE BEST WAY TO HANDLE ALTERNATE FACTS ON THE JOB

Feb02
“I can’t believe it! He lied to me!” This from Wendy, a long-term (and much respected) coaching client, heatedly calling me in the middle of the day. “Who lied to you?” “Angus. For six-months he’s looked me straight in the eye during our one-on-ones, and in my review, and he blatantly lied to me. I could be sick right now!” Here’s the backstory... Over the course of several months Wendy and I had rigorously positi...
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4 Hard Leadership Lessons Learned From a Fallen Weiner

Sep08
Photo Credit: John Moore / Getty Images Portions of this blog were originally published in July, 2013. What's curious is that it's as relevant today (to both Weiner and our culture), as it was three years ago when it was first written. The salient question is this: What can we learn from Weiner, as leaders and as humans? Once again, politician Anthony Weiner has been caught in flagrante delicto. It’s deja vu, all over again. Just a fe...
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Don’t Call Me MS. BOSSY PANTS!

Jul07
A while ago I sent a business associate an email following up on an introduction she'd made for me. She responded with "I do appreciate your enthusiasm but it can feel a bit overbearing, to be honest." What?! First, I was flabbergasted! Then, I searched the online dictionary for the word 'overbearing'. After that, I was hurt. In case you're curious, the synonyms for overbearing are: bossy overly authoritative domineering au...
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The ANATOMY of FEAR

May12
                    NANCY HAS RECORDED THIS FOR YOU (mp3) Fear, I am not giving in to you today. Today, you don't even exist for me. Now that I think of it, you might as well get lost because I have no use for you ever again. Never did. Didn’t know it. Now I do. For years, I actually believed you when you told me I was unworthy; When you tease...
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10 Characteristics of Confident Women

May05
Michelle walked into the meeting and all heads turned. The group felt her presence before they even saw her. Slight in stature, Michelle’s head was held high, her posture straight and her eye contact direct. She took in the room, smiled at her colleagues and headed for the power seat. Then she called the meeting to order. Michelle is a supremely confident woman. But that was not always the case. Just six months prior, her manager called m...
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The 5 Personalities Successful People Have In Their Lives

Mar29
5-personalities In real life you cannot simply ‘unfriend’ someone. Or can you? In real life you either have to choose a person to stay in your life, or choose for that person to leave. Either way it’s a choice. Some choices are more obvious or easier to make than others, especially if you know what to look for. Just as there are clear criteria for supportive, healthy, happy and transformative relationships, there are an equal (or greater) number ...
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What FAST COMPANY Needs to Learn About Marketing to Women

Aug28
This post is in response to an article on how to market to women, published by Fast Company Magazine. The article was excellent (Thank you Rachel Gillett!) but the accompanying image was anything but! Tell me it isn't so! Tell me that you didn't intentionally diminish the value of this timely and relevant article by EXCLUDING women of color from the image you selected to accompany it? Okay... so there is one woman of color represented. (We ca...
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