As Woman Thinketh

A Gender Block For many years I had read other leadership and success writers reference the book by James Allen, As A Man Thinketh. Many times I tried to read it, unsuccessfully. I could not filter out the use of the words man, men, him, his, etc. It didn’t seem to apply to me in […]

3 Best Books to Improve Communication

There are many books about the art and practice of excellent communication, from the classic, How to Win Friends & Influence People, to the metaphorical, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. I’ve chosen the 3 books in this post based on the effects they have had on my communication experiences. They are all […]

Excellent Communication Skills Start With Listening

The word, ‘communication’ is often thought of as getting your message across. The real definition of excellent communication is the successful exchange of ideas and perspectives. True communication requires powerful listening skills, as well as the ability to frame and share your thoughts coherently.

Cheryl Bachelder

Acknowledge your talents, and as quickly as possible gain confidence in yourself, so that you can be a genuine, authentic contributor and not all that worried about what other people think. Cheryl Bachelder, CEO Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen

Kristin Neff, Ph.D.

With self-compassion the most important step, actually, is to notice your own suffering. Dr. Kristin Neff

Tap Into Your Subconscious Mind

Dr. Candace Pert explores the nebulous subject of the subconscious mind in her talk and interview entitled Your Body Is Your Subconscious Mind. Her work as a neuroscientist has revealed that each of our individual cells are conscious and intelligent. They respond and interact according to our physical, emotional, mental, and even spiritual conditions. Consciousness […]

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

A Review of The Element, How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

Too many people never connect with their true talents and therefore don’t know what they’re really capable of achieving. Sir Ken Robinson

Susan Jeffers

Feel the fear and do it anyway. Susan Jeffers

The Secret to Giving a Great Talk

The future isn’t a place that we’re gonna go to; it’s a place that you get to create. Nancy Duarte Make It A Good One

Joan Borysenko, Ph. D.

 When you become passionate toward yourself, you become passionate toward others – you’ve turned your eyes in a new direction. Dr. Joan Borysenko

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor

Unfortunately, as a society, we do not teach our children that they need to tend carefully the garden of their minds. Without structure, censorship, or discipline, our thoughts run rampant on automatic. Because we have not learned how to more carefully manage what goes on inside our brains, we remain vulnerable to not only what […]

Aimee Mullins: Strength, Self & Success

Maybe that’s what adversity gives us, a sense of self, a sense of our own power. Aimee Mullins

Aimee Mullins

Perhaps technology is revealing now, what has always been a truth, that everyone has something rare and powerful to offer our society. Aimee Mullins

Diana Nyad’s Other Shore

We all have dreams. We all suffer heartache. We all need to somehow find the courage, the endurance, to FIND A WAY to our respective, individual Other Shores. Diana Nyad

Sheryl Sandberg

There is no perfect fit when you’re looking for the next big thing to do. You have to take opportunities and make an opportunity fit for you, rather than the other way around. The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have. Sheryl Sandberg

Try Leaning In With Sheryl Sandberg

We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change. Sheryl Sandberg

Estella Pyfrom

You do whatever it takes to make things happen. That’s the only thing that works. Estella Pyfrom

Alice Walker

 In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful. Alice Walker

Gretchen Rubin

One of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make other people happy. One of the best ways to make other people happy is to be happy yourself. Gretchen Rubin   Gretchen Rubin is the author of NY Times Bestseller, The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in […]

Eleanor Roosevelt

She would rather light a candle than curse the darkness, and her glow has warmed the world. Adlai Stevenson Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was one of the most influential women of modern history. As a child, the loss of her mother and brother to diptheria, and her father to alcoholism affected her deeply. Her attitude of […]

Martha Beck

  Try seeing your world and yourself this way, eyes open to whatever is before you, mind free of dichotomies. Are you good or bad, fragile or tough, wise or foolish? Yes. And so am I. Martha Beck

First Love Yourself If You Want to Succeed

In his Tedx Talk, The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working, Tony Schwartz lays out some radical ideas – radical for mainstream business, that is. One of these ideas is love yourself. I don’t imagine this is a required course at Harvard Business School, Stanford, or Wharton.

The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team

Patrick Lencioni has written a potent leadership fable that dramatically illustrates 5 dysfunctions of a team and the negative results this creates in a business. The lead protagonist is a newly hired CEO, Kathryn Peterson. Brought on board to revive a flagging startup, Kathryn must work with the recently demoted former CEO and a team […]

Are There Health Benefits to Stress and Anxiety?

 When you change your mind about stress, you can change your body’s response to stress. Kelly McGonigal

How to Read Body Language

Wonder If Body Language Makes A Difference?

Choose What Defines You

Brave starts here. Lizzie Velasquez

Play the Game to Achieve Ultimate Success

We don’t get enough time to play. We don’t choose to play often enough. We have been taught that work is, well, work. It isn’t supposed to be fun. What if play and games were the secret to ultimate success?

Know Thyself – A Key to Ultimate Success

“The hardest thing of all is to realize that if you want to change someone else’s mind, you have to be prepared to have your own mind changed.” Scilla Elworthy

Steve Denning Leads With Story

“Leadership is not just about getting people to change, it’s about getting people to want to change, to inspire people to become champions of the change.” Steve Denning

A No Bull-Shiitake Review of Guy Kawasaki’s Enchantment

“Simple and to the point is always the best way to get your point across.” ~ Guy Kawasaki

Simon Sinek and the Importance of Why

It’s not what you do that matters, it’s why you do it, and what you do serves as a tangible proof of what you believe. Simon Sinek

Top 3 Reasons To Eat A Frog For Success

Reason #1 – Brian Tracy Iconic, Legendary, Proven – this is Brian Tracy.