Bye Bye Barbie: My Leadership Pledge for 2012

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[…]

Mixing Friendships and Work

Shasta Nelson is the most amazing women-start-up business owner – and I am honored to be her guest blogger this week…. Read more: 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[…]

When Leadership Strengths Become a Weakness

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[…]

Great Athletes. Great Leaders.

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.[…]

How to Balance Cooperation and Competition

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[…]

Do Impossible Things…

“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.