Where Are You?

Published December 4th, 2010 in Blog, Motivation, Strategies and Hints

As a student of strategy, I search for the future. I am also grounded in the present. One eye on here and one eye on there – constantly measuring the gap between those two places and calculating the next steps. It is important to know where you are and where you are going. I think […]


A Chance to Touch Forever

Published October 4th, 2010 in Blog, Mentoring, Motivation

May 2011: An exciting update to this post. Dr. Peter Wu, featured in the story below is named SAMPE fellow. This is an honor only three other scientists around the world will receive this year. Congratulations Dr. Wu, you indeed touch humanity and change the world. Your story is still inspiring me. Last week was […]


Let Your Objectives Drive

Published July 2nd, 2010 in Blog, Strategies and Hints

Welcome back! Thank you for the great interaction on Facebook regarding the post “Emotions Make Bad Drivers.” As always, your comments add a depth to the discussion that is refreshing and thought provoking. We left the disgruntled employee plotting her “I’ll-Show-You” strategy after receiving critical feedback from her supervisor. (If you’ve not read the story, […]


They’ve Done It Again!

Published February 18th, 2010 in Blog, Motivation

Once in a while a book comes along that changes the way you think and how you do business…forever. As you find ways to practice the principles, something else changes too – your results. That was certainly the case when I read The Go-Giver, by Bob Burg and John David Mann. That powerful “little story” […]


Learning from the Best

Published February 9th, 2010 in Blog, Motivation, Social Media and Networking

It’s exciting when you have an opportunity to learn from the best. That has to be one of the best parts of social media and social networking. You can tap into the wisdom of great mentors and thought leaders. You can surround yourself with successful people and fresh ideas. In this case, I’ve done both. […]


The Orchid Story

Published January 25th, 2010 in Blog, Career Moves, Motivation, Must Reads!

In just a few weeks my next book, Career Moves will be released. I am thrilled with this one. “She” is a little different from the others in one important way. In this book, two stories unfold. One is the story I tell; one is the story you tell. I can’t wait for you to […]


Do What You Were Built For

Published December 22nd, 2009 in Blog, Designed for Success, Motivation

A moving video clip has me thinking today about “Playing to Our Strengths.” (I’ll share the link with you in just a moment, if you’d like to watch.) It’s an inspiring story about a service dog, trained from birth to do a particular job – a job he wasn’t entirely suited for. When he finds […]