Drawing leadership and seeing learning

At the beginning of the semester, they give me sass.I hear the the sighs, see the eye rolls, catch the not-quite-under-breath whispers “Umm, we’re not in kindergarten, anymore…”At the beginning of the semester, they see markers and paper as beneath them. By this point, with just a few weeks left together, they can see value. Or at least, they’re too tired to complain.Today, I asked my upper division organizational communication students to draw their ideal leaders....more

Move Your Bus

I wasn’t familiar with Ron Clark’s earlier books or the Ron Clark Academy in inner city Atlanta before reading a review copy of Move Your Bus. His descriptions of the school are so inspiring I’d love to pay it a visit....more

5 Leadership Styles to Drop Now!

Jenn DeWallInternational Life & Career Coach for Professional Women...more

Prepare For Change Or Pay The Consequences

One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree.  “Which road do I take?” she asked.  “Where do you want to go?” was his response.  “I don’t know,” Alice answered.  “Then it doesn’t matter.”    -- Lewis Carroll...more

7 Damaging Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders

While I spend my professional time now as a career success coach, writer, and leadership trainer, I was a marriage and family therapist in my past, and worked for several years with couples, families, and children. Through that experience, I witnessed a very wide array of both functional and dysfunctional parenting behaviors. As a parent myself, I’ve learned that all the wisdom and love in the world doesn’t necessarily protect you from parenting in ways that hold your children back from thriving, gaining independence and becoming the leaders they have the potential to be....more

Why You Need a Personal Shopper #2: You Really Hate Shopping

 The holidays have come and gone. Because you love your friends and family, you forced yourself to navigate the congested malls and shopping centers in search of gifts. Now that it is all said and done, you still don’t have any of the things you really want or need to make you 2015 everything you know it can and will be....more

Why You Need a Personal Shopper #1: You Desire a Look That Screams Leadership

I am unquestionably one of those people who enjoys helping others. For the past several years enjoyment manifested itself professionally, where as a trainer, I helped others maximize their use of social media to promote a brand product, idea, cause or personality.Nowadays I’m helping others find their personal style or look of leadership as I like to call it....more

In Conversation With: CEO Red Shoe Movement & International speaker, Mariela Dabbah

Mariela Dabbah is the CEO and Founder of the Red Shoe Movement; Women Supporting Women for Career Success. I met Mariela in New York City when she met with her funding/business plan advisor (yes, a woman) at Grind Workspaces. Mariela believes that the worst thing that can happen is not to be prepared when your dreams come true – and being prepared as her latest venture unfolds, is clearly a priority for Mariela....more

Being A Young, Fly, Overachiever Administrator: 5 Ways to Effectively Manage

At the age of 29, I found myself on top of my game. I was just hired as the Director of Social Services for a reputable non-profit agency in Rhode Island. My life transformed for the better, I suppose! I embodied the young, fly and overachiever status because I wanted to become an Administrator ever since I graduated from undergraduate school. I remember taking a Social Service Management class in graduate school thinking I found my calling. I was proven wrong once I actually became an Administrator....more
Her Savvy Career Thank you for reading! You definitely learn more by accepting the challenge. ...more