Have you even been engaged in deep conversation with a friend when their cell phone rang and you were “put on hold?” Or, perhaps you were in the midst of an important business discussion when a text was received and … Read the rest
None of us wants to be judged or criticized, especially for our thoughts and beliefs. We want to feel safe … Read the rest
By Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird
Because it came highly recommended, I decided to read The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking. I wasn’t necessarily in the mood for yet another book telling me how to think, but it … Read the rest
The quality of conversation determines the quality of a relationship. Much more than words, a conversation is engagement, interaction and the glue of relationships. And, when communication is authentic, it promotes connection and earns trust between people.
Brain research shows … Read the rest
Are you with me or against me? In life, we’re all essentially in the same boat — as humans, … Read the rest
How do culture, religion, finance, and politics impact women leaders around the world?
The Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology’s 4th Annual Women in Leadership: Work-Life Balance Conference will feature the visionary stories of women leaders in diverse locations … Read the rest
Jacob and Phil wrestled with each other in friendly but intense disagreement about a range of issues: power, government, … Read the rest
It was Lucille Ball who said, “I’m not funny. I’m brave.” And so she was. It took a lot of courage in those days, especially for a woman, to do all of the wonderfully “nutty” things that she did.
In … Read the rest
A recent Wall Street Journal article* about the need for blunt feedback in the workplace got my attention. I immediately posted it on Facebook, hoping to start a conversation about it.
The writer’s premise? “It’s time for workers to drop … Read the rest
It’s been called the most wonderful time of the year — the holiday season. In the United States, it begins with Thanksgiving and extends through New Year’s Day.
Thanksgiving, a uniquely American tradition, celebrates the pilgrim’s gratitude for survival, emigration to this … Read the rest