Your Daily Reading: “Living Wide Awake” Trying So Hard To Be a People-Pleaser 4-21-12

It’s a great day for negotiating and making agreements with men and legal activities. It’s all about mental brilliance and wide-eyed alertness, combined with a creative intelligence (intuition) that moves us to be superb today!Use all these wonderful skills today, even down to re-arranging your priorities and goals for the year.Opposing Energies: deception, aggression, betrayal, anxietyLook to the future, and interact socially to achieve more personal stability....more

V-I-C-T-O-R-Y That's my Savior's Battle Cry

Okay, so I pulled out my old cheer moves for this one. 1 Corinthians 12:12-13 The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body—whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free –and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. ...more

Small Choices Can Make a Big Difference

On a recent plane flight, I actually had no one sitting in my row. I was thrilled. It’s often said that the little things mean so much. They sure do in selling.Come in and sit down. Where do you choose to sit? If you do have an option, the worst choice is opposite your customer when he’s sitting at his desk. That’s his power position — and you are automatically in a subordinate role. If you want to be perceived on an equal level, being in a subordinate role is a disadvantage....more

It Pays To Be Happy At Work

Productivity can be affected by numerous factors - but happiness? Read on in this article from Forbes Women on how your happiness can affect all aspects of your career....more

The Glass Ceiling: Sometimes it’s not about sex

There’s merit to the feminist narrative that says professional women aren’t hired for the top jobs as often because corporate cultures aren’t accommodating and sexism still exists – but sometimes it’s not about that at all. Sometimes, high-achieving women leaders are just not ready, or we aren’t investing in ourselves appropriately or we stress the wrong things in the interview. And while the former issues seem bigger than us as individuals, we can sure as heck prepare better for an interview!...more

Measuring Leadership

What does Leadership mean to you?

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Mean Girls Never Left it On the Playground

When I was a kid I dreamed of a day when we would all just be adults and want the best for each other. I guess you could say I was a dreamer and learned the hard way that mean girls really just turn into mean women and the meanness comes from the inside--out. When I recently read the post Mean Girls at Work it was like deja vu all over again. The article quotes the book Mean Girls, Meaner Women by Drs. Erika Holida and Joan Rosenberg: ...more
Unplug from the "Mean Girls" and rise above it all. The key is loving yourself and knowing your ...more

The Antidote for Toxic Corporate Culture

In a recent leadership development workshop I ran, one woman bravely spoke her truth about the reality of the toxic corporate culture they all worked in. It was dysfunctional. Managers were petty and their pettiness was only overshadowed by the pettiness of the leaders above them. All these great ideas we were generating in the training - all this great energy – how could they keep it alive when everyone went back to their regularly scheduled work life the next day? ...more
Thanks Dana! You are so right - integrity can be a leading piece of impacting change in any ...more