Lessons in Leadership

and a few personal stories

 Sharing what I have learned, tested, and trained about leadership mindset and skills. My hope here is to inspire and activate the extraordinary leader ​that lies within you.

Fried Clams: A Lesson in Sales Integrity

Growing up in the Midwest, “real” fried clams were not something that I ever ate. My mom bought either bought Mrs. Paul’s or Groton’s frozen fried clams.  Because this was what I was used to, I thought they were the most marvelous creations in the world.  They were...

Fame Attracts Money

Fame attracts money. This was a quote from my coach and mentor, Ann Evanston, from one of our training calls. She went on to explain that fame and being famous wrapped around visibility. The light bulb went on for me. If you know my story, then you know that I was...

How to Take the Fear Out of Delegating

You may think that delegating is a skill you don’t need now that you are in direct marketing and have a team. Your team is made up of independent contractors after all. What if I told you that delegating is the cornerstone to keeping the team alive, active, loyal and...

Navigating The Louvre

Navigating The Louvre can be a challenge for anyone, but it is especially interesting for someone who is handicapped. I have toured The Louvre with my daughter and my husband on separate occasions; I know the complexity of the museum and the interesting routes you...

Love Cats – The Beginning

In all the years of having pets, I notice that you either love cats or hate them. You are either a dog person or a cat person. Few of us admit that we love both deeply. While people say that it is the dog who is man’s best friend and close companion, I find that it is...

Girl Scouts – A History

As a girl growing up in the 50’s, the Girl Scouts and I have history. At that time, I started out as a Brownie in second grade, flew up to Intermediate at age 10 and was a Senior when in High School. The number of levels has increased over the years to where there are...

Scarcity Thinking in Business

Scarcity thinking often finds its way into business. It is not just found in the personal realm. Having worked with non-profits for almost 30 years, I have seen this mindset emerge frequently. How scarcity manifests in business is in spending money. I can’t tell you...

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