I’ve been to my fair share of professional networking lunches, witnessing the fast and furious exchange of business cards and pleasantries. Some people are just brilliant as they work a room. They move effortlessly from group to group, smiling and chatting up all in their path. Sure, I’ve certainly made a handful of contacts this […]
Perhaps you’ve seen this quote posted on Pinterest, or maybe on a friend’s Facebook wall. I’m certainly aware of my “time sucks,” but I doubt I could make a living watching shameful reality TV or surfing the Web. But in all seriousness, after I saw this quote several times in several different places, it got […]
I’m delighted to feature Ilene of The Fierce Diva Guide to Life today. I obviously write about my family-career juggle often. There are certainly moments when I want to cry, but there are other times when I feel like I’m getting it right. Every woman is unique, every family has different needs and every mother wrestles […]
So I finished Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In, and my book club will be reading it in a few weeks, so I’ll have a chance to pour through it again. There was a lot to digest, and I certainly appreciated Sandberg’s candor, personal stories and overarching message of supporting women to reach greater heights. I know […]
There’s been a lot of talk about “leaning in” with Sheryl Sandberg’s new bestseller. I’m about halfway through the book, which preaches the message that women need to ambitiously go for leadership positions and stop holding themselves back when it comes to navigating their career paths. The media frenzy had me initially forming opinions about […]
As a marketer, I often read about new trends. I especially love diving into generational studies and discovering how it all applies to the products and services I support. It’s cool stuff. I get engrossed in the nuances of Gen Y versus Gen X versus the Baby Boomers. And of course now, we’re learning more about […]
With so much on my plate – work, family, managing a household, exercise, dog – I pride myself on being ultra-efficient. I mean, what’s the alternative? In fact, with a type-A personality, this mindset really hasn’t been a problem for me. Make list, prioritize, execute, and check! Haaa, that feels good!