Families – Have You Faced Something Like This?

Modern-day life can be complicated, with many families having more than one mom or dad, step cousins/step siblings – either through marriage/divorce/ death or...

Giving Feedback: Are You a Coach … or a Critic?

As Mark Deterding wrote in his recent excellent article, Mistakes Happen – 5 Steps to Lift People Up When They Make One, stuff happens....

Breaking The Mold – Time To Think Big?

Stuck in the middle of … Everyone line up quietly. Go in order. If you’re #1, you go first. If you’re #2, you always go right after...

Every Day Should Be Gratiday!

Yes, of course I made the word up! But it occurred to me over the past week that we really need to be grateful...

This Spunky Old Boomer Broad Is Hanging On By Her Fingernails

A few months ago, I wrote about labeling people and then seeing them more narrowly — read it here — and it got a...

Successful Networking Secret #2: Nametags

So, you’re off to another networking event. You read my first article (below) on this, and you feel empowered. You’re strong. You’re going to...

Respecting Boundaries – Let’s Not Get So Familiar So Fast

The Internet is a wondrous place, especially for those of us who grew up long before it was even thought of, let alone something...

A Four-Letter Word I Want You to Use!

I was at 4th Monday Networking yesterday, and a man used a four-letter word I wasn’t expecting. I was surprised – shocked, actually –...

Ambiguity: Do You Like Me Now?

I was reading a tweet on Twitter a few minutes ago, and the writer mentioned that for her, clicking “like” on a tweet that...

The Power Of Talking With Others

Have you ever noticed how focused we can be on a “problem” and the single solution that has occurred to us? I’m getting my 6′-high...
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