1 12, 2013

My First Child and Forgiveness

2017-08-18T13:19:41+00:00 December 1st, 2013|Categories: Personal|

I made a BIG mistake last week. Just days away from Belmont's 50th Annual Wreath Making Party, I realized that the 16" wire frames for the wreaths hadn't been ordered.  As Vice Chair, it was my job to delegate this. I hadn't. When I called the supplier we typically use, she had 200+ frames on [...]

6 11, 2013

Conversational Intelligence by Judith E. Glaser

2017-08-18T13:19:41+00:00 November 6th, 2013|Categories: Personal|

I just finished reading Conversational Intelligence by Judith E. Glaser, a booster shot-of-a-book for your social IQ, and one that draws extensively on neuroscience, to help raise the collective intelligence of our teams.  It also provides a how-to on helping others embrace our innovative ideas and audacious dreams. Here's what Angela Ahrendts, former CEO of [...]

29 10, 2013

Hot Mommas Project | It Appears I Have a Hot Brain

2017-07-14T14:06:12+00:00 October 29th, 2013|Categories: Personal|

In March, Paul McConaughy, encouraged me to submit my story to The Hot Mommas Case Study competition.  Founded by Kathy Korman-Frey, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the George Washington School of Business, the Hot Mommas project is the world's largest women’s case study library, providing free online access to stories of diverse female role models and mentors. The [...]

6 10, 2013

Being Good and Doing Good

2017-08-18T13:19:41+00:00 October 6th, 2013|Categories: Personal|

Being good is on my bucket list: I want to be an individual of character and moral rectitude. But I haven't thought much about 'social good', whether clean air, clean water, etc.  In part, because it often seems the loudest agents of change smirk at being the subject of change.  I've also wondered if our [...]

28 08, 2013

What Did You Do (Or Not) This Summer?

2017-08-18T13:19:42+00:00 August 28th, 2013|Categories: Personal|

Earlier this summer I wrote about Vacating the Land of Should, which included our vacation plans. We then vacated the land of should, and didn't do any of what we had planned. Some may call me a hypocrite (they would be right), but I can't really call our summer planning a bust.  In fact, there [...]

7 07, 2013

Why Pain is Powerful

2017-08-18T13:19:42+00:00 July 7th, 2013|Categories: Personal|

I'd never bought into the 'people in pain', 'tortured soul as creative' archetype. Until I was trying to write a piece that I couldn't write -- which I STILL haven't written. Out of frustration and not a little discouragement, I said to a co-worker, "This is the first time I've had writer's block in years." Then, [...]

3 07, 2013

Customer CEO by Chuck Wall

2017-08-18T13:19:42+00:00 July 3rd, 2013|Categories: Personal|

Chuck Wall, the founder/author of Customer CEO, has interviewed over 100,000 customers, making him an expert in customer understanding. Because Facebook (and Twitter) have taught me to think in sound bites, for your 140-character consumption, here is some of what I underlined: Consumers are statistics.  Customers are people. -- Stanley (of Nieman) Marcus v @customerceo [...]

24 06, 2013

1st Annual List: 40 Women to Watch Over 40

2017-08-18T13:19:42+00:00 June 24th, 2013|Categories: Personal|

The 40 Women to Watch Over 40 list is out; below is the press release; thank you for all of your inspiring stories and contributions! NEW YORK, NY June 24 2013 – The 40 Women To Watch Over 40 List Paves the Way for Innovation at Any Age Want to know what disruption looks like? [...]

21 06, 2013

Dreams, and the Fear of Freefall

2017-08-18T13:19:42+00:00 June 21st, 2013|Categories: Personal|

“I’ve been working on this piece [insert dream] for several days now, and I can’t get it right. I should JUST publish the piece somewhere, anywhere, so I can 'check the box' and move on to the next thing on my to-do list." -- Me talking to me. Perhaps you've had a similar conversation with [...]