Last weekend I took my two sons to see Disney on Ice: Toy Story 3. We don’t let our kids watch too much TV, but they still love Buzz Lightyear and Woody. And who wouldn’t – spacemen and talking cowboys? Awesome! But my leadership hat came on right after intermission when the heroines of the Read more about Bye Bye Barbie: My Leadership Pledge for 2012[…]
What is fear stopping you from doing? The is a Japanese Proverb that says, fear is only as deep as the mind allows. While it may seem trivial, this past weekend I conquered a fear that my mind was allowing for almost 5 years: camping with my family. Growing up I loved going camping with my Read more about Is Fear Stopping You?[…]
I like to plan. Make that: I love to plan. I plan vacations. I plan workouts. I plan career paths. The funny thing is, as much as I have some grand plan on how things are supposed to go in my life, so often my backup plan turns out to be much better than what Read more about Confessions of a recovering planner.[…]
Shasta Nelson is the most amazing women-start-up business owner – and I am honored to be her guest blogger this week…. Read more: http://www.girlfriendcircles.com/blog/index.php/2011/09/mixing-friendships-and-work/ Originally posted on September 15, 2011 by ShastaGFC Note from Shasta: For Friendship Month this September I’ve invited some women to guest blog for me, adding their voices and experiences to Read more about Mixing Friendships and Work[…]
The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: In Leadership When I stepped onto the grounds of the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus the first day of my freshman year back in 1990, I thought I arrived in paradise. 21 years later, I still loyally hang my Hurricane warning flags before football games and have taught Read more about When Leadership Strengths Become a Weakness[…]
Yesterday I had the opportunity to speak with Linda Lappe, CU’s Women’s Basketball Coach and the youngest woman to coach in the NCAA. While we both are blonde-haired and tall, one may think our similarities stopped there. I was nicknamed Traveling-Tina in school, she, well, she was a basketball superstar. But a comment she made Read more about Great Athletes. Great Leaders.[…]
I was raised in a highly competitive family, make that an über competitive family. We competed on who was in the school play, who was a better athlete, who had more friends, who weighed less, and so on and so on. I always looked at siblings who were also best friends with curiosity and pain. Read more about How to Balance Cooperation and Competition[…]
“Alice laughed: “There’s no use trying,” she said; “one can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” Alice in Wonderland.
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit. – Vince Lombardi. Never quit trying. Never quit doing. Never, ever, ever quit.