Gary Chapman’s book, The 5 Love Languages, offers a helpful glossary for understanding how to most effectively communicate with those I love. I find myself offering this to employers who are struggling with employee appreciation. And for those too squeamish to use the word “love” in a workplace sentence, Chapman has another book just for you. Read the rest of this entry »
Each spring I’m touched by the auspiciousness of graduations, and all the possibilities ahead for the next wave of brass ring grabbers. Read the rest of this entry »
I was so proud of my accomplishment yesterday: I finally finished turning the business plan I started three months ago into a detailed action plan, with more than 200 line items ready to be divided and conquered. But I forgot about this morning’s routine blog post. And thus begins another day with the perpetual challenge for owners everywhere: juggling the near-term with the long-term. Read the rest of this entry »
Many clients hire me to help them make decisions. (One client calls me her Thinking Partner.) So as a Professional Decider, I’ve a few ideas for tipping you off the fence. Read the rest of this entry »
One of my clients recently lamented not having more time for designing new product because her business requires she juggle many other roles, too. Without pausing to imagine an alternative, she quickly dismissed her disgruntlement as the uncontrollable nature of her business. But is it? Read the rest of this entry »
When you are truly inspired by an endeavor, you don’t need accountability partners, reminders, or checklists — gusto is the only tool you need. As part of my KC Makers experience, I’ve gotten the opportunity to hear the stories of so many amazing women who made a difference, with or without to-do lists.
I’ve been thinking a lot about women lately.
I was selected recently to be one of three KC Makers to be featured on The Local Show, our PBS station, KCPT’s, part in a larger initiative celebrating women’s social impact. Read the rest of this entry »
A year ago as part of my annual planning process, I committed to doing all my networking virtually, a counter-intuitive move for one whose work is so personal. So how did this experiment work? Let’s just say my mobanker is still wondering if I’ve changed professions.