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 […]


Repairing the Gates

Published December 1st, 2009 in Blog, Motivation

Update: On January 20, 2013, I said goodbye to my father and he quietly slipped away. The gates are even more precious now.  Every Spring, my parents travel from Oregon to Texas for a visit. This has become such a tradition for our family – we block the calendars a year in advance to protect those […]


Opportunity Undercover

Published July 9th, 2009 in Blog, Motivation, Strategies and Hints

Here’s the thing about opportunity. “She” has a wardrobe filled with disguises. Sometimes opportunity just doesn’t look like opportunity! If you aren’t watching for her, she may brush right by you unnoticed. I’m learning that opportunity doesn’t always knock. Sometimes she waits in the wings or behind the scenes. For example: . She attends the […]


Go-Giver Guest Blog

Published June 29th, 2009 in Blog, Leadership, Motivation, Social Media and Networking

For those of you who have joined me on Twitter, thank you! I hope you are finding real value there and connecting with great people. (If you haven’t jumped into the Twitter stream, I hope you will meet me there!) Later this week, I’ll be posting a blog about Social Networking in 140 Characters or […]



Published April 13th, 2009 in Blog, Motivation

Where do you find energy and inspiration? What inspires you to take a risk,try something new, and rise to the occasion? It’s early on a Saturday morning in San Antonio, TX, and I just finished a radio interview with Tom Chenault ( The conversation ignited a flood of ideas and a wave of energy! That’s […]


What are you working on now?

Published March 9th, 2009 in Blog, Motivation

Networking is all the rage and utilities like LinkedIn, Plaxo, and Facebook provide a platform for both personal and professional connections. All of these in one way or another encourage you to post your status with a question like, “What are you doing right now?” It ‘s a fair question, “What are you working on?” […]


Play To Win.

Published November 18th, 2008 in Blog, Motivation, Strategies and Hints

I learn fabulous things at every conference. I always come away inspired with new perspectives and greater understanding. (Secretly I suspect my clients are some of the best and brightest people on the planet.) That was certainly the case recently in Atlanta, working with a group of dynamic AT&T managers. As we debriefed a leadership […]