Lead Like a Cow

Said No One. Ever.


When I was in my mid twenties, I drove this really cool black Mazda RX-7. It had gold Hayashi racing wheels, red pin stripes, and limousine tint on the windows. It was about the best car in the world to drive in your early twenties. I drove it into Boston one day and got hit […]

Network Like a Ninja

What leadership development programs for women often leave out

Network Like a Ninja

The best leadership development program for women will include the topic of networking. Women have innate skills they can use to their advantage when seeking a mentor and building strong alliances. Here are two: Women build flat organizations. In a business environment, men are friendly and women cultivate friends. While men tend to view loyalty as […]

How to Write More Gooder


I remember the first time an Amazon box was delivered to the house and it wasn’t addressed to me. My daughter was ordering and paying for her own books. The torch had been passed and I, in true mother fashion, was verklempt. I’ve always been an avid reader – I’m kind of a word junkie. […]

Bigger, Bolder Vision = Work and Life That Matters


I often recommend the book, “The One Minute Millionaire” to people who are first thinking about transitioning from a salaried job to more meaningful work. Reading it is like wiping the grime off a dirty window. It helps you see a bigger future – what’s not only probable, but possible. Sometimes it even helps you see […]

Building a Power Team


I felt like all the air had been sucked out of the room. I had just shared with a colleague that, after twenty years working for a salary, I was going to start my own company and transition to generating my own income by pursing my passion. He stood there and stared at me, unblinking, with […]